Showing All "King Tuff" Posts

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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
"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…   Read Story »
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: "[The video is] a slo-mo, cinematic gang painting that expresses…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A summer full of glorious music for him meant a summer full of…   Read Story »