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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 »

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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…
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…
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 i…
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…
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'…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Miles Bowe | August 14, 2013 - 3:52 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…
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,…
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…
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:…
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…
Corban Goble | October 1, 2012 - 1:08 pm