Listen to songs from King Tuff’s new LP The Other, where they expand on their psych-garage sound (St. Paul Show SATURDAY!)
King Tuff has always made earnest, if a bit whacked-out, psychedelic garage rock that teetered on the edge of power pop. Frontman Kyle Thomas is the kind of guy who can wear a baseball cap with glowing artwork on it and a goofy, horizontally-striped suit on stage, yet still crank out songs that are serious bangers with whip-smart songwriting that make him seem like a polymath court jester. There is a scruffiness in the overall product that is paired well with the warm melodies and crack songwriting from Thomas and gang, a balance that has helped him build a loyal following over the years. On their latest LP, The Other, the band sound even more distinguished and polished, without losing that wandering eye that always helped them feel like a band different from, a larger than, a typical garage-rock band.
Listen to the downright beautiful “Thru the Cracks” above and check out the trippy, whimsical “No Man’s Land” below. Both showcase a broader palette and a larger vision from the band, without feeling like watered down versions of their previous work. You can see the band openers Cut Worms this Saturday at the Turf Club in St. Paul in what promises to be a great show. More info/RSVP HERE.
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