King Tuff – “Bad Thing”

Artist: King Tuff
Album: King Tuff
Hails From: Vermont
Release Date: May 29, 2012
Featured Track: “Bad Thing”

All hail the King! The mysterious and elusive man has left us hanging since his brilliant 2008 debut, Was Dead, leaving many to think that maybe he was! Well he’s not. I just saw him live and in the flesh at the Burger Boogaloo at Thee Parkside a couple weeks ago. And how he’s set to release his eponymous sophomore effort on May 29 through Sub Pop. Straight up garage rock goodness. So listen up because he might just “save your life and your ears.” All hail the King.

Two Words: Burger Boogaloo

Couldn’t make it to Austin this year? Not to worry. Burger Records is bringing the party right to our own back yard from March 23-25 with an astounding line up in one of the best dive bars in town, Thee Parkside. And the best part? The three day, all day music extravaganza will only set you back $35. A mere sample of what’s in store…

King Tuff – “Sun Medallion”

Burnt Ones – “Meet the Golden One”

King Lollipop – “Cheeseburger and Fries”

The Coathangers – “Smother”

Nectarine Pie – “Dreamdaze”

Thee Oh Sees – “The Dream”

The Strange Boys – “Be Brave”

White Mystery – “Power Glove”

King Tuff – Wild Desire 7″

Artist: King Tuff
Album: Wild Desire 7″
Hails From: San Francisco
Release Date: April 3, 2012
Featured Track: “Wild Desire”

I love King Tuff! And while we anxiously await his next full length album, we’ll have to make do with the “Wild Desire” b/w “Hole in My Head” 7″ that drops April 3 as part of the Suicide Squeeze Single series featuring some other fantastic bands like The Coathangers, Dalvia 666 and White Woods. You can pre-order the King Tuff single or a sweet little bundle of all of the above artists right now. SXSW goers and Left coasters, be sure to catch the man called @kingtuffy at the following shows:

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Scoot Inn, Austin TX
SXSW Thrasher / Converse showcase – free!!

Friday, March 16, 2012 
Red 7 Patio (TX), Austin TX
SXSW Sub Pop Showcase!!
set time: 10PM Outside

Friday, March 23, 2012 
Thee Parkside, San Francisco CA

Saturday, March 24, 2012 
The Observatory, Santa Ana CA