Last week we scored a new jam from King Tuff, a calm and rather atmospheric track that felt like a mood- and table-setter for some natural psych-pop goodness to come. Today (February 6), we get it blaring across the AM dial in our digital heads in the form of “Psycho Star,” a tripped-out, sing-it-from-the-back groove slinger that’s the latest off the Vermont-born project’s upcoming album The Other.
And it’s all kinds of sunshine and warmth on this cold-ass day.
The Other was self-produced by King Tuff himself, Kyle Thomas, its collaborators include Ty Segall, Jenny Lewis, and Springtime Carnivore’s Greta Morgan, and it hits the streets April 13 courtesy of Sub Pop. “I let the songs lead me where they wanted to go, instead of trying to push them into a certain zone,” Thomas says, via CoS. “King Tuff was always just supposed to be me. When I started doing this as a teenager, it was whatever I wanted it to be. King Tuff was never supposed to be just one thing. It was supposed to be everything.”
King Tuff will be showing off The Other this spring as he sets off on a North American tour that crashes Brighton Music Hall in Allston on May 20. He’ll also be back in his native Green Mountain State two days later for a May 22 gig at Higher Ground in Burlington.
Vibe the fuck out to “Psycho Star” below.
King Tuff 2018 Tour Dates:
May 03 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
May 04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
May 05 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf *
May 07 – Houston, TX @ Rockefeller Hall *
May 08 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda *
May 09 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *
May 11 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks *
May 12 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
May 13 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East *
May 14 – Lexington, KY @ The Burl *
May 16 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
May 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
May 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
May 20 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
May 22 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *
May 23 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern *
May 24 – Detroit, MI @ El Club *
May 25 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
May 26 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club *
May 29 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall *
May 30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
June 01 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
June 02 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club *
June 03 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater *
June 05 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
June 07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teagram Ballroom *
* = w/ Cut Worms