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Photos: Father John Misty, King Tuff @ 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C. 3/28/15

Father John Misty has been out on the road promoting his latest record, I Love You, Honeybear, for the past month and will continue to travel the country well into early summer. Photographer Tom Daly caught his set at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club, along with opener King Tuff, whose Black Moon Spell dropped last fall. More »

By: Stereogum / March 30, 2015 - 11:41 am

King Tuff – “Madness” Video

King Tuff has shared a video for “Madness,” a track off of last year’s Black Moon Spell. It starts off at a packed show with a rowdy crowd that looks like it would give me a lot of anxiety, then transitions into them being on the road with some non sequiturs including a dude i… More »

By: James Rettig / March 25, 2015 - 5:44 pm

Photos: SXSW 2015

SXSW 2015 has come and gone. As Scott noted over the weekend, it was an altogether less corporate, less celebrity-infused, less insane experience than in recent years, though of course it was still at least a little corporate and celebrity-infused and insane. (We never did make it to the McDonald’s showcase, damn.) As much a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 23, 2015 - 2:14 pm

FLOODFest Announces Impressive Inaugural SXSW 2015 Lineup

We’re nearing the end of February, which means every inbox in the music industry is overflowing with SXSW showcase announcements. Today, FLOOD Magazine revealed that their debut SXSW showcase, FLOODFest, will be held in none other than the Cedar Street Courtyard, which use to be the longstanding venue of the now-defunct Filter Magazine. As it… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 19, 2015 - 11:35 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was another strong week for music videos, and it hurt my heart to leave things like Ryan Hemsworth’s “Too Long Here” and Majid Jordan’s “Forever” off. Even with all the strong videos out this week, though, the list feels like something of a placeholder for whenever Björk gives us some dizzy new vision for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 23, 2015 - 2:25 pm

King Tuff – “Headbanger” Video

King Tuff’s third LP, Black Moon Spell, was released in September of last year; it was a work that wouldn’t have sounded out of place on a mixtape alongside some of the great rock bands of the mid-’70s. The video for “Headbanger” stars the Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones as the host of the fabricated televisio… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 21, 2015 - 11:54 am

Watch King Tuff Rock Ridiculous Winter Clothes On Conan

Conan O’Brien, with his pompadour and his longtime Jack White homeboy status, has always come across as something of a garage rock head. So I imagine he was amped when garage snot-lord King Tuff was the musical guest on his show last night. On the show, King Tuff and his band blazed their way through… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 18, 2014 - 9:01 am

King Tuff – “Black Moon Spell” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

“Black Moon Spell” is the ass-kicking title track from King Tuff’s ass-kicking new album, so it goes without saying the song needs a pretty ass-kicking video. King Tuff has definitely gotten that with this new clip, directed by Jared Eberhardt, which flows like a surreal parade of every awesome bit of gothic rock-and-roll imagery conjured… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 8, 2014 - 10:46 am

Stream King Tuff Black Moon Spell

Kyle Thomas has made noise with a lot of different bands: Happy Birthday, Feathers, Witch. But he really hit his artistic stride when he renamed himself King Tuff and started knocking out snotty, scabby, attitudinally glammed-out garage rock. King Tuff’s new album Black Moon Spell is due next week, and the whole thing rips and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 15, 2014 - 12:26 pm

King Tuff – “Headbanger”

King Tuff is getting ready to release the new album Black Moon Spell, and today shares a new single, “Headbanger.” It’s super aggressive and distorted, but puts all that energy into being as catchy as possibly. It’s plenty of fun, which puts it right in line with previous singles like the title track and “EyesMore »

By: Miles Bowe / September 11, 2014 - 2:22 pm

King Tuff – “Danger In The Dark” (Prod. Harry Fraud)

In a couple of weeks, King Tuff will release Black Moon Spell, an album full of rip-snorting, glammed-up garage-rock tantrums, “Eyes Of The Muse” and “Black Moon Spell” among them. Tuff’s new song “Danger In The Dark” is not one of those songs. Instead, the new track is a corporate-sponsored affair, part of a new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 3, 2014 - 11:47 am

King Tuff – “Black Moon Spell”

Kyle Thomas’ kickass garage-rock project King Tuff returns next month with the new album Black Moon Spell, and if you ever heard the self-titled LP he released in 2012, you know that this is good news. We’ve already posted Black Moon Spell’s first single “Eyes Of The Muse.” But now Thomas has shared the album-opening… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 20, 2014 - 9:06 am

King Tuff – “Eyes Of The Muse”

A couple of years ago, Happy Birthday frontman Kyle Thomas reinvented himself as the garage-rock star King Tuff. His 2012 self-titled album was a total monster of snotty, glammy, charged-up scuzz-rock. Tuff has just announced that he’ll follow that LP up in a couple of months with a new album called Black Moon Spell, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 8, 2014 - 10:57 am

King Tuff – “Sun Medallion” Video

One of King Tuff’s first great songs was an ode to his “Sun Medallion,” and now to celebrate the reissue of the album that song was on (2008’s Was Dead) Burger Records has released a music video for it. Set in a graveyard and with plenty of psychedelic animation, it’s a fun and quintessentially King… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 14, 2013 - 3:52 pm

The 10 Less Obvious Must-See Sets At Outside Lands 2013

This weekend, thousands of people will be flocking to San Francisco. No they’re not going there to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Room -– it’s time for Outside Lands 2013! Now of course people are excited for Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Nine Inch Nails, and that guy from Wings. But don’t stop there, because there… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 8, 2013 - 1:14 pm

Photos: Pickathon 2013

This past weekend, the yearly roots-influenced music festival Pickathon took place at the Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, just outside of Portland. Feist, Divine Fits, Kurt Vile, and Pure Bathing Culture were among the many bands that performed at this unique festival. Check out live photos from the event from Colin McLaughlin. More »

By: Stereogum / August 5, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Download Adult Swim’s Garage Swim Compilation

Right now, like no time since Crypt Records’ mid-’90s heyday, the American indie underground is flush with excellent pedal-mashing, hormone-driven garage rock revivalists. And now, the great minds at Adult Swim have rounded up many of the best for their free-download Garage Swim compilation. We’ve already posted the Black Lips song “Cruising,” but the finished… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 6, 2013 - 12:45 pm

King Tuff – “Somewhere Out There” (Fievel The Mouse Cover)

Somewhere Out There” is the big weepy-ballad centerpiece of the 1986 Don Bluth animated movie An American Tale, and it’s been stuck in my head pretty much nonstop since 1986. Apparently, snot-rock warrior King Tuff can relate. Tuff contributed a surprisingly low-in-snark cover of the song to The Wiener Dog Comp, a benefit cassette compilation,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 7, 2012 - 1:49 pm

King Tuff – “Keep On Movin” Video

King Tuff hosts a montage of his friends dancing in his clip for the upbeat jam “Keep On Movin.” Here’s Tuff with some context:… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 8, 2012 - 9:49 am

King Tuff – “Screaming Skull”

Next week, garage pop stalwart King Tuff will put out a pair of non-album singles as a 7”, and today’s he’s letting go of the A-side “Screaming Skull.” It’s a stuttering and blissfully saccharine clap-along. Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 1, 2012 - 1:08 pm
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