Posted in MP3 | music | streams | tour dates on May 29, 2012

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: King Tuff - Bad Thing (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: King Tuff - Keep on Movin (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Jaill - Waste a Lot of Things (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Jaill - Perfect Ten (MP3)

King Tuff
King Tuff

After a 2010 album with his band Happy Birthday, Scuzz popper extraordinaire Kyle Thomas has returned to his solo King Tuff moniker for his brand new album, out this week on Sub Pop. The self-titled LP is 12 songs of boogie riffs, Stonesy sneer, big hooks and that nasally whine you either dig or dislike. You can download two tracks at the top of this post ("Bad Thing" is pretty damn catchy) and stream the whole album -- and watch the horror spoof video for "Bad Thing" -- below.

King Tuff, whose shows at SXSW this year were rauccous fun, is heading out on tour with two stops in the NYC area on June 9 at 285 Kent with Habibi, and June 14 at Maxwell's with Habibi and Natural Child. Tickets to the Maxwell's show are on sale now.

Part of King Tuff's tour -- not the part coming to NYC -- is with Sub Pop labelmates Jaill whose new album, Traps, will be out June 12. That's a pretty good double bill! You can download a couple tracks from Traps at the top of this post as well. All King Tuff and Jaill dates are listed below.

---

King Tuff - "Bad Thing"

King Tuff

King Tuff - 2012 Tour Dates
May 31 - Visalia, CA - Cellar Door
Jun. 01 - Oakland, CA - New Parish
Jun. 09 - Brooklyn, NY - 285 Kent*
Jun. 10 - New Haven, CT - Intercambrio*
Jun. 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's*
Jun. 13 - Baltimore, MD - Golden West Cafe*
Jun. 14 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwells*#
Jun. 15 - Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen*
Jun. 17 - Easthampton, MA - Flywheel*
Jul. 05 - Long Beach, CA - Alex's Bar
Jul. 06 - Tucson, AZ - Plush*
Jul. 07 - Las Cruces, NM - Train Yard
Jul. 09 - Austin, TX - Red 7 (Patio)#
Jul. 10 - Dallas, TX - City Tavern#
Jul. 11 - Little Rock, AR - Sticky Fingerz#
Jul. 12 - Nashville, TN - Stone Fox#
Jul. 13 - Bloomington, IN - Russian Recording#
Jul. 14 - Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class^
Jul. 17 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club**
Jul. 21 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret**
Jul. 22 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party**
Jul. 23 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir**
Jul. 25 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow's**
Jul. 26 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill**
Jul. 27 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo**
Jul. 28 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar**
Aug. 25 - St. Louis, MO - LouFest
*w/ Habibi
**w/ Jaill
#w/ Natural Child

Jaill - 2012 Tour Dates (not with King Tuff)
Jun. 08 - Milwaukee, WI - Bay View Bowl
Jun. 09 - Green Bay, WI - Green Bay Distllery
Jun. 12 - Chicago, Il - Reckless Records instore (Wicker Park)
Jun. 14 - Madison, WI - Exclusive Company instore
Jun. 29 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
Jul. 07 - Des Moines, IA - 80/35 Festival

---

      

Comments (11)

Settle down, Beavis. It's just a press photo. The cover is that bat thing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 9:07 PM

Might there be a Pitchfork aftershow planned inbetween Clevo & the Twin Cities?

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2012 11:41 PM

Grab the tape from Burger.

Posted by inbound | May 30, 2012 12:18 AM

great album, halfway between happybday and was dead but w better fidelity than both. I'm proud of this guy. he needs to do less cocaine though.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2012 9:18 AM

"Bad Thing" is a pretty good song, but this has nowhere near the same vibe as the first King Tuff album.

Posted by Dave | May 30, 2012 9:39 AM

I liked Was Dead so much I'm afraid to listen to this album.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2012 11:11 AM

jesus, where do this lame-o quasi-garagepunk tattoo geeks keep spawning from? It's 2012, stop dressing in a subculture costume.

Posted by hil | June 4, 2012 12:26 AM

^ Haven't you ever been to San Francisco, you fucking idiot? Not everywhere is like Brooklyn, couchpisser.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2012 9:51 PM

A good insight and ideas.. I will use it in my article. You’ve obviously spent a lot of time on this. Congratulations!

Posted by miniclip | August 31, 2012 6:36 AM

bad thing is a great song.

Posted by jordon | July 30, 2013 1:51 PM

Leave a Comment