Tagged: King Tuff


Video: King Tuff, “Sun Medallion”

Since discovering King Tuff‘s recently reissued Was Dead record, I’ve probably listened to “Sun Medallion” about 45 times. To my ear, it’s pretty much the perfect, 2-minute pop song, from the little bass slide you … read more »

POSTED August 15, 2013 6:23PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: ,

Stream King Tuff’s Was Dead LP

Los Angeles-based rocker Kyle Thomas self-released his debut solo LP in 2008, back when he was living in his parents’ house in Brattleboro, Vermont and playing in bands like Feathers and Witch. Somehow, as word … read more »

POSTED June 11, 2013 11:59AM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,

Ma You Be Killin’ Em: 12 Musicians Talk About Their Moms

We have so much to thank our mothers for. In addition to birthing us, feeding us, and bathing us, they’ve also been our most influential style icons. In the past, we’ve counted down to Mother’s … read more »

POSTED May 10, 2013 8:00PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (3) TAGS: , , , , , , , , ,

Download The FADER #85 Podcast

FADER #85 cover star Juicy J’s brother Project Pat, who has enjoyed his own long career, opens this issue’s podcast with some advice: “In the music business, as long as you ain’t getting high all … read more »

POSTED May 7, 2013 1:30PM IN The FADER Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , ,


Like a lot of people, I freaked out when I heard about the murder of Hadiya Pendleton. In January, Pendleton, a 15-year old girl, was killed by crossfire in Chicago while hanging out in a … read more »

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Stream: King Tuff f. Gap Dream, “She’s On Fire”

Depending on whom you talk to, you’ll probably hear that guitars are totally over, which is an understandable statement. Electronic music’s dominated the conversation for the past few years, but it doesn’t mean that there … read more »

POSTED May 3, 2013 4:17PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,

GEN F: King Tuff

Trying to talk to Kyle Thomas about his music feels a bit like pinning a fidgety school kid down in the playground and making him wax philosophical about why he likes recess. Sometimes Thomas is … read more »

POSTED May 2, 2013 10:28AM IN GEN F Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,

Stream: King Tuff, “Sun Medallion”

Earlier today, I posted a Spotify playlist full of obscure old psych jams that I fell in love with back when I found out about most of the music I listened to through actual crate-digging. … read more »

POSTED February 21, 2013 2:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,
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Video: King Tuff, “Alone & Stoned”

If ever you record yourself smoking weed solo, it might look something like “Alone & Stoned,” the very literal music video from King Tuff, off of this year’s self-titled LP. The PG-13 video features a … read more »

POSTED August 17, 2012 2:10PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: ,

Morning Commute: Happy Birthday

I’m a hopeless germaphobe. In the morning, when trying to claim some space in a train car on the way to work, I really need to have both my hands available. Because as much as … read more »

POSTED February 19, 2010 12:18PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , ,