King Tuff is at one with nature in his “Portrait Of God” video

Featuring SASAMI as a forest creature.

November 30, 2022

Sub Pop's garage rock star King Tuff will begin 2023 with the release of a new album. Smalltown Stardust is Kyle Thomas’ sixth album and was announced last month with the title track. Today he is offering up second single "Portrait Of God" alongside its video. Check that out above.


The "Portrait Of God" video, directed by Nicola and Juliana Giraffe, is a surreal and fantastical adventure that begins with a Bob Ross homage before Thomas ventures into the countryside to find himself among the greenery. Smalltown Stardust co-writer and co-producer SASAMI makes a cameo appearance as a creature who emerges from the shrubbery.

“If you were to ask me what my religion is I would say 3 things: Music, Art, and Nature. Those are the things I’ve dedicated my life to and which bring me the purest of joy,” Thomas says in a statement. “Often when I’m making art or music I feel something guiding me- call it god, call it Magic, call it Jim... whatever it is, it makes me happy! My god is probably something totally different than yours, and that’s a beautiful thing! I was thinking about that one day, so I wrote this song.”


King Tuff will head out on tour shortly after Smalltown Stardust is released on January 27. The newly announced run of dates begins in San Diego on March 1 and finishes up with a show at Poppy and Harriet's in Pioneertown, California on April 7. See below for full details.

King Tuff live dates:

March 1 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
March 3 Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
March 4 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
March 6 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
March 7 - Vancouver, BC - The Wise
March 8 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
March 10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
March 11 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall
March 15 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall Upstairs
March 17 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East
March 18 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
March 19 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook
March 21 - Washington, DC - DC9
March 22 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
March 23 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
March 24 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere Hall
March 25 - Brattleboro, VT - The Stone Church
March 28 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz PDB
March 29 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
March 31 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle


April 1 - Minneapolis, MN - The Turf Club
April 3 - Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar
April 5 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
April 6 - Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge
April 7 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy and Harriet's

King Tuff is at one with nature in his “Portrait Of God” video