Thursday, October 11, 2012

King Tuff "Screaming Skull" Single And Fall Tour Info

For a moment, I was all excited when I saw the word "Rapids" and thought "Hey! King Tuff is playing Cedar Rapids!" but then I saw the word "Grand" in front of "Rapids" and realized that we'd be getting the shaft again. And that's why we call it "Cedar Crapids." And if I recall, they filmed the movie Cedar Rapids in Grand Rapids, too. Even with these disappointments, I'm still thankful that I live in Iowa. The people in Michigan kind of creep me out.

From the promotional email that was put in my junk email folder:

LA-via-Vermont garage/powerpop wunderkind King Tuff has expanded his previously announced 2012 fall & winter tour. The tour kicks-off tonight, October 11 in Detroit, MI at The Lager House and now ends on December 14 in Los Angeles at the Eagle Rock Center Fore The Arts. Additionally, King Tuff has scheduled three CMJ performances in Brooklyn, NY next week: October 18 at Sub Pop's Octrocktober showcase at the Knitting Factory (at 11:20pm); and two shows October 19, first at the Inland Empire Touring Showcase (at 7pm) and later that evening at Cheap Storage (at 12am).

SPIN included King Tuff in their "25 Must See Acts at CMJ", and said, "As King Tuff, Vermont's Kyle Thomas kicks out gold-toothed garage rock that just might out-hook Ty Segall, or at least incite a more giddy mosh pit. He fronts stoner-metal group Witch, which claims Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis as its drummer, so he's also got chops and cred for days. Abetted by his prized guitar (nicknamed "Jazijoo"), Thomas howls loud and lean about wild desire and bad things" (See Oct. 11 ) You can find a full list of tour dates below. 

In related news, King Tuff has just released "Screaming Skull" / "Love Potion", a new limited-edition 7" single this week. For the single, he presents two brand new, non-album tracks, following his critically acclaimed self-titled LP. "Screaming Skull" is a club-ready, guitar-driven dance hit, and "Love Potion" is a glammed-up rock anthem in classic King Tuff form -- track listing below (Listen to "Screaming Skull" here ).  

King Tuff has been making the news rounds lately. Pitchfork recently interviewed him for what yielded an incredibly hilarious "Guest List" feature (see Pitchfork Sep. 17 feature ). He also got to hang with Rookie Magazine, who filmed KT and his friends at the "Happiest Place on Earth" after his last show in Los Angeles. Check out the clip, with a thoughtfully placed "Unusual World" (from King Tuff) as the soundtrack

King Tuff's 
"Screaming Skull" / "Love Potion" 7" 
track listing

A-side: "Screaming Skull" 
B-Side: "Love Potion" 

Order here

Tour Dates
Oct. 11- Detroit, MI - The Larger House * 
Oct. 12- Toronto, ON – The Garrison * 
Oct. 13- Montreal QC - II Motore * 
Oct. 14 – Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle * 
Oct. 15 - Fredericton, NB - The Capital 
Oct. 16 – Halifax, NS – Reflection Cabaret 
Oct. 18 - Brooklyn, NY - CMJ @ Knitting Factory / Sub Pop showcase (11:20 pm) 
Oct. 19 - Brooklyn, NY - CMJ @ Reliquary / Inland Empire Showcase (7 pm) 
Oct. 19 - Brooklyn, NY - CMJ @ Cheap Storage (12 am) 
Oct. 20 – Providence, RI – AS220 * 
Oct. 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s *$ 
Oct. 23 – Washington, DC – Black Cat *$ 
Oct. 24 - Durham, NC – Duke Coffeehouse * 
Oct. 25 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl *# 
Oct. 26 – St. Augustine, FL – Nobby’s * 
Oct. 27 - Ybor City, FL - New World Brewery* 
Oct. 28 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub * 
Oct. 30 – Tallahassee, FL – Retrofit Records * 
Oct. 31 – Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree *! 
Nov. 01 - New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks * 
Nov. 02 – Beaumont, TX – Victoria House * 
Nov. 03 - Austin, TX - Red 7 (Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites)* 
Nov. 04 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada * + 
Nov. 06 - Nashville, TN - Stone Fox^ 
Nov. 07 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub ^ 
Nov. 08 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean ^ 
Nov. 09 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club^ 
Nov. 10 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme ^ 
Nov. 30 - Visalia, CA - Cellar Door 
Dec. 01 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish 
Dec. 02 - Sacramento, CA - Bows & Arrows Gallery 
Dec. 04 - Nampa, ID - Flying M Coffee Garage 
Dec. 06 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile 
Dec. 07 - Vancouver, BC - Waldorf 
Dec. 08 - Olympia, WA - The Northern 
Dec. 09 - Portland, OR - The Doug Fir Lounge 
Dec. 11 - Fresno, CA - Fulton 55 
Dec. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo 
Dec. 14 - Los Angeles, CA - Eagle Rock Center for the Arts 
* w/ The Intelligence 
$ w/ Poor Moon 
# w/ Mike Watt + the Missingmen 
! w/ Man or Astro-man? 
^ w/ Gap Dream 
+ w/ Natural Child, Sic Alps

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