Garage rocker King Tuff has announced The Other, his fifth full-length solo album, and if the two songs released so far are anything to go by, the new record represents a more esoteric and reflective side of a musician who built a cult following for songs that were frequently frantic and outrageous. Today’s announcement comes with a new video for “Psycho Star,” the album’s phasered-up official first single; last week, King Tuff (given name Kyle Thomas) released title track and opener “The Other,” his first new song in four years. King Tuff’s previous album was 2014’s Black Moon Spell.
The Other is out April 13 from Sub Pop; guest collaborators include Ty Segall (drums), Jenny Lewis and Greta Morgan (vocals), and Mikal Cronin (saxophone). Watch “Psycho Star” and check out the cover artwork and track list below. Newly announced U.S. tour dates can be found here.
The Other marks a new chapter for King Tuff. I went down deep into the void. These songs blasted me back into the sunshine. They saved me and I’m more excited about this record than I have been in a long time. Come join me in the Other. Out April 13. https://t.co/3oxs573DRZ pic.twitter.com/mfYXZAHh1S
— KING TUFF (@KINGTUFFY) February 6, 2018
King Tuff, The Other track list
1. “The Other”
2. “Raindrop Blue”
3. “Thru the Cracks”
4. “Psycho Star”
5. “Infinite Mile”
6. “Birds of Paradise”
7. “Circuits in the Sand”
9. “Neverending Sunshine”
10. “No Man’s Land”