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Listen: King Tuff – Screaming Skull

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Over the summer King Tuff, AKA Kyle Thomas, released his self-titled sophomore record, a breakthrough album that figuratively stuffs 70s glam rock guitar with pop sensibility into the “garage” (read our review here). Earlier this week Thomas previewed single “Screaming Skull,” with B-side “Love Potion,” on Pitchfork before its October 9th release date.  “Screaming Skull” furthers [...]

CMJ Music Marathon Announces 2012 Lineup, Oct 16-20 In NYC

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Most music festivals are fun; I would argue that only a handful are important. CMJ Music Marathon is both. More of an experience than anything, CMJ spreads 1,300 performances across 5 days at more than 80 different New York City clubs and venues. Instead of highlighting big acts with established fan bases, CMJ is consistently [...]

King Tuff – ‘King Tuff’

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King Tuff is the musical alias of Kyle Thomas, a scraggly-haired, gold-toothed rock and roller who just released his follow-up LP, King Tuff, on May 29th via Sub Pop Records. The first thing I noticed was the unique album art— a bat-winged, horned skeleton wielding a guitar and wand on a pink background is nothing if [...]

Sub Pop Announces SXSW Showcase Lineup

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Sub Pop Records announced the lineup for its SXSW 2012 lineup Friday. With two simultaneous stages at Austin’s Red 7, headliners for the Friday, March 16th showcase include Blitzen Trapper and Niki & The Dove. You can stream songs from each of the bands included in the Sub Pop showcase in the SoundCloud playlist HERE. [...]