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King Tuff – “Alone And Stoned” Video

“Alone And Stoned,” the new video from garage rocker and Happy Birthday frontman King Tuff, revolves around the goofy things that people do when they’re listening to music in their bedroom under the influence of something or other. It involves copious amounts of hair-whipping and bed-jumping, and all the people involved put a lot of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 17, 2012 - 11:08 am

Stream King Tuff King Tuff

Happy Birthday frontman King Tuff has found another lane for himself as a solo crafter of rickety garage-rock attacks. Tuff’s self-titled solo album is out today, and we’ve already heard the early track “Bad Thing.” And below, we’ve got the entire LP streaming in one 40-minute YouTube-video chunk. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 29, 2012 - 5:12 pm

DOM, Happy Birthday @ Glasslands, Brooklyn 5/22/10

You hear “Living In America” and “Burn Bridges” and you think those hooks do everything right. You read DOM’s interview on Pitchfork, left with the knowledge he even says everything right, too. This show at Glasslands, an afterparty for the three-day NYC Pop Fest organized by the ever on-point PopGun folk, made the point-by-point checklist… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 24, 2010 - 3:46 pm

Happy Birthday – “Subliminal Message”

Vermont trio Happy Birthday’s self-titled Sub Pop debut is full of catchy, off-kilter songs like the previously posted “Girls FM” and this new gem “Subliminal Message.” The distinctive vocals belong to Kyle Thomas, who you’ll also know from Feathers, King Tuff, and stoned-out J. Mascis metal crew Witch. The latter’s dual-guitar sludge offered an interesting… More »

By: brandon / March 15, 2010 - 4:44 pm

New Happy Birthday – “Girls FM”

Here’s the first shot from Happy Birthday’s excellent self-titled debut, out this March on Sub Pop. The Vermont-based trio’s fronted by Kyle Thomas (aka King Tuff) and we’re told only has five shows under their belt, a number sure to triple after SXSW and completely surprising given the fully formed, T.Rex-ed thread tying together the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 14, 2010 - 11:05 am