King Tuff

Watch Ty Segall Hand Out Treats During ‘Candy Sam’ Performance on ‘Late Show’

The increasingly prolific Ty Segall — all of whom's catalogue SPIN recently ranked — appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night to perform his…
Brennan Carley / February 12, 2016

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 long-lost '70s…
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. Wearing a…
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 more. Find links and…
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 years…
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 Thomas — on…
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 reissues (Was…
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 King Tuff is still…
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, or…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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 fanbase…
Chris Martins / April 10, 2013
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