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King Tuff ‘s ‘Was Dead’ reissue pushed back a month; playing NYC in June (dates)

King Tuff @ BVSXSW 2013 (more by Bruno Simões)
King Tuff

It’s always seemed as though Was Dead kinda came outta nowhere. Even for me, I don’t remember writing the songs and I barely remember recording them. I do know that they came from the purest part of my heart and they were made with a mischievous little smile on my face.

I think it was 2006. I recorded mostly late at night, in a giant dirty ballroom called Vegetable Street, in my hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont. My days were filled with endless cups of Mocha Joe’s coffee, black, sitting on the stoop with my friends, and spazzing out on my guitar. Looking down at the streets of Brattleboro below and out at Mount Wantastiquet and beyond. I didn’t have a cell phone or a computer and the only way to find me was either to call my mom, Lil’ Smashy, who was probably already too busy cooking me something really delicious, or spot me in the corner of the coffee shop spying on people and drawing them in my sketchbook. They were very chill times.

-Kyle Thomas

As mentioned on BV Austin, Burger Records is reissuing King Tuff’s way-out-of-print 2008 album, Was Dead, which will hit stores on May 28, pushed back from the original 4/30 release date. You can stream “Dancing on You” from it below and pre-order your copy from Burger.

Kyle, who recently tore through Austin for a bunch of SXSW shows (including one of our day parties) will stop in NYC on his way home from Europe (where he’s playing Primavera Sound in Barcelona and other shows) to play Bowery Ballroom on June 2. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (4/24) at noon with the general on-sale happening Friday (2/26) at noon. It’s a one-off show, not part of any North American/US tour.

All upcoming King Tuff dates are listed, along with that track stream, below.

King Tuff – 2013 Tour Dates
Apr 24 Goodgod Small Club, Sydney, Australia
Apr 25 Bermuda Float, Melbourne, Australia
Apr 26 Primitive Room, Brisbane, Australia
Apr 27 Tuxedo Cat, Adelaide, Australia
Apr 28 Tote Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
Apr 29 King’s Arms, Auckland, New Zealand
Apr 30 Bar Bodega, Wellington, New Zealand
May 10 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Wales, UK
May 11 Bowery Sheffield, South Yorkshire , United Kingdom
May 12 Broadcast, Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 13 Brudenell Social, Leeds, United Kingdom
May 14 Hare & Hound, Birmingham, United Kingdom
May 15 Birthdays, London, United Kingdom
May 17 Plissken Festival , Athens, Greece
May 18 Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
May 20 FESTAAL, Berlin, Germany
May 21 Hafen 2, Offenbach, Germany
May 22 Sonic, Lyon, France
May 23 Paloma, Nîmes, France
May 24 Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain
May 26 Le Saint Des Seins, Toulouse, France
May 28 Mascotte, Zurich, Switzerland
May 29 Sedel, Luzern, Switzerland
May 30 Hana-Bi, Ravenna, Italy
May 31 Muzak, Rome, Italy
Jun 02 Bowery Ballroom, NYC
Aug 02 Pickathon Festival, Happy Valley, OR
Aug 03 Pickathon Festival, Happy Valley, OR
Aug 04 Pickathon Festival, Happy Valley, OR

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