Posts tagged "King Tuff"

Watch King Tuff Perform a Grainy ‘Headbanger’ for Funny or Die

Like the good sports that they are, King Tuff agreed to play "one of the most mediocre songs of the week" on a…
By: Rachel Brodsky / January 21, 2015

King Tuff Deck the Halls During Late Night Performance

King Tuff guested on Conan last night, where they played Black Moon Spell single "Eyes of the Muse" while looking, well, really festive.
By: Rachel Brodsky / December 18, 2014

7 Albums to Stream: Julian Casablancas and the Voidz, the Drums, Leonard Cohen, and More

Welcome the weekend by streaming new albums from Julian Casablancas + the Voidz, the Drums, King Tuff, Leonard Cohen, and many…
By: Kyle McGovern / September 19, 2014

King Tuff Casts ‘Black Moon Spell’ in September, Shares Glammy ‘Eyes of the Muse’

Kyle Thomas has been issuing gnarled garage-pop records under the name King Tuff for over half a decade now, but it's been over two year…
By: Colin Joyce / July 8, 2014

King Tuff Promises Mystery and Sex on ‘Volcanic’ New Album

"The place you gotta go to change / Is deeper into the strange." So sings King Tuff — a.k.a. 31-year-old singer-guitarist Kyle Thoma…
By: Kyle McGovern / May 8, 2014

King Tuff Previews ‘Live at Third Man’ Album With ‘Just Strut’ Jangler

It's not enough for garage rock hook-slinger King Tuff to have one of 2012's best albums (King Tuff) and one of 2013's best reissue…
By: Chris Martins / August 20, 2013

The Royal We: 36 Hours in San Francisco with King Tuff

Even after months on the road in support of the reissue of his rediscovered classic Was Dead, Vermont garage-glam guitar god…
By: Paula Mejia / August 16, 2013

King Tuff Shreds a Cemetery in ‘Sun Medallion’ Video

King Tuff released one of 2012's most sturdy garage-rock offerings via his self-titled Sub Pop debut. But King Tuff wasn't the Vermont-bred Los Angeleno's first album,…
By: Chris Martins / August 14, 2013

The 15 Best Reissues of 2013’s Second Quarter

Here's the best new old stuff from Q2 (April, May, and June): Romanian future-pop, "96 Tears" en español, French Casiocore, dancehall classics, circa-2008 punk relics,…
By: SPIN Staff / July 2, 2013

Roll Away the Stone: The Oral History of King Tuff’s ‘Was Dead’

Ten years ago, Kyle Thomas could be found most afternoons writing at Mocha Joe's, a coffee shop in his hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont. The forever…
By: David Bevan / June 20, 2013

Download Adult Swim’s Riff-Rad Garage Rock Compilation for Free

Adult Swim's entire 15-song Garage Swim compilation is streaming below and available for free download. The free album comprises brand new songs from garage-dwelling rockers like…
By: Chris Martins / May 6, 2013

Watch King Tuff Play ‘Freak When I’m Dead’ and ‘Connection’ at the SPIN House

When King Tuff entertained the masses at the SPIN House at the Ace Hotel + Swim Club in Palm Springs during Coachella's first weekend, we…
By: SPIN Staff / May 1, 2013

King Tuff on How Jimi Hendrix Broke His Mind and Early Oi!

Given his irresistibly raucous, slovenly anthemic songcraft, it'd be easy to think King Tuff frontman Kyle Thomas' favorites skewed towards trashcan kitsch and belching rock'n'roll.
By: Drew Fortune / April 23, 2013

King Tuff Is Happily ‘Dancing on You’ in Fresh ‘Was Dead’ LP Leak

King Tuff blew back a lot of wigs with his glammed-up, snotty, and surprisingly wise self-titled album last year, but he's left his growing…
By: Chris Martins / April 10, 2013

Hear King Tuff’s Strummy ‘Sun Medallion’ From Resurrected ‘Was Dead’ LP

Though he seems decidedly "Alone & Stoned," King Tuff drew a crowd last year when he released a little collection of "joyous glam-garage blurts"…
By: Chris Martins / February 21, 2013

King Tuff Sees Double in Dance-Crazed ‘Keep on Movin” Video

Kyle Thomas has made a whole lot of friends since moving from Vermont to Los Angeles. But should that be any surprise? A garage-rocker with…
By: Marc Hogan / November 8, 2012

Watch King Tuff’s Very Literal ‘Alone & Stoned’ Video

Technology has made it easy for everyone to be alone and yet connected at the same time. A particular community of loners (i.e., stoners) feature…
By: Marc Hogan / August 17, 2012

King Tuff, ‘King Tuff’ (Sub Pop)

Kyle Thomas is a 29-year-old glam-rocker who recently moved from Brattleboro, Vermont, to Los Angeles, California. One place is a town of about 12,000 people…
By: Mike Powell / May 22, 2012

Hear King Tuff’s Glorious Self-Titled Glam-Garage LP

For a while now, Kyle Thomas has been making wonderfully whacked, insidiously catchy glam-garage under the name King Tuff. His new, self-titled album, out May…
By: David Marchese / May 21, 2012

King Tuff: Vermont Garage Rocker Gets Back to His Roots

WHO: The whole time singer-guitarist Kyle Thomas, 29, was melting faces with J Mascis in the stoner-rock outfit Witch, getting freaky with avant-folkies Feathers, and…
By: David Marchese / May 9, 2012
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