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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 -–…
Miles Bowe | August 8, 2013 - 1:14 pm

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Matt Berninger, Cass McCombs, Andrew Bird, & More Contribute Tracks To Free Songs For Swing Left Compilation

Songs For Swing Left is a new compilation to raise money and increase awareness of the Swing Left campaign to help flip the United States'
James Rettig | October 24, 2018 - 1:08 pm

King Tuff – “Thru The Cracks” (Feat. Jenny Lewis)

King Tuff, known to his parents as Kyle Thomas, used to make wild, wooly, riff-heavy garage rock. But on his forthcoming album The Other, he…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2018 - 10:58 am

King Tuff – “Raindrop Blue” Video

Kyle Thomas, the former Happy Birthday and Witch member who records under the name King Tuff, has released a couple of albums of scrappy, glammy…
Tom Breihan | February 28, 2018 - 11:15 am

King Tuff – “Psycho Star” Video

Last week, Kyle Thomas, the garage rocker who calls himself King Tuff, broke a long silence by dropping the video for a slow, shimmery, synthy…
Tom Breihan | February 6, 2018 - 10:42 am

King Tuff – “The Other” Video

We haven't heard from Kyle Thomas, the former Happy Birthday and Witch member who makes solo rock 'n' roll as King Tuff, since he released…
Tom Breihan | January 30, 2018 - 10:13 am

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 in…
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's…
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