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King Tuff released new LP (stream), touring with Jaill (who also have a new album coming out) (dates & MP3s)

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

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