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GEN F: Tough Knuckles

He is standing across 11th Street in a topcoat when Calvin LeCompte spots him, the slope of his famous nose gaining pink in the December cold. “Dude! That’s that frickin’ guy from Sex and the … read more »

POSTED July 17, 2011 4:30PM IN GEN F TAGS: , , ,

Premiere: Tough Knuckles, “Living in Fear” MP3

The VANNAWHITE LP was just a glimmer in Calvin LeCompte’s eye back when we put Tough Knuckles in FADER 66. In fact, we remember a certain photograph of dude sitting poolside in Florida at the … read more »

POSTED March 7, 2011 3:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,

This Week in The FADER: December 12, 2010 Edition

*TMZ caught Miley Cyrus taking a huge bong rip of salvia, and we had our buddy cook up a freaked out video and MP3 remix of the clip. Christmas wish is that Lil B drops … read more »

POSTED December 12, 2010 10:02AM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (3) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , ,

Getaway, a Movie About Surfing Soundtracked by Ducktails, Julian Lynch and Calvin of Tough Knuckles

Joey Gallagher filmed the wonderfully titled short film Getaway in a haze. Those moments of interstitial steam in Wayne’s World where they make the funny sound and all their dreams come true, it’s like the … read more »

POSTED November 10, 2010 6:00PM IN ART+CULTURE VIDEO TAGS: , ,

Schnipper’s Slept On: Tough Knuckles and Washed Out

Each Tuesday, FADER editor Matthew Schnipper highlights an underappreciated recent release he thinks we need to know about. This week it’s Tough Knuckles‘ Greek Jazz LP and Washed Out’s Life of Leisure EP. Check out … read more »

POSTED May 4, 2010 6:55PM IN SLEPT ON TAGS: , ,

Video: Tough Knuckles, “Reel Ten”

In an interview with Tough Knuckles‘ Calvin LeCompte for the magazine last December, he elaborated at beer-fueled length on the origin of his project’s name. If the legend holds true, Tough Knuckles was once a … read more »

POSTED April 6, 2010 2:58PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: ,

Tough Knuckles Says Sour Grapes To Museum Rules

The new video for Tough Knuckles’ driving lo-fi anthem, “Reel Ten,” fits in snugly with a recent, awesome phenomenon of provocative music videos, videos in which artists are not simply whoring themselves up or shining as … read more »


Listen Up: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti – "Round and Round"

Way back in early December, just before the holiday crush, I did an interview with Tough Knuckles‘ Calvin LeCompte, a wandering lo-fi disciple of the man known to most as Ariel Pink. Marble-mouthed, LeCompte went … read more »

POSTED March 12, 2010 1:45PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Live: FADER 66 Issue Release Party

To celebrate the release of FADER 66, we crowded into the Ace of Clubs and drank some Budweiser, marveled at how the coat rack was just chilling against a wall and no one was stealing … read more »

POSTED March 5, 2010 6:30PM IN MUSIC Comments (2) TAGS: ,

Tough Knuckles Live at The FADER Issue 66 Release Party

We came away from our release party with a slightly better grasp on Issue #66 Gen F Tough Knuckles‘ inner workings.  He really likes Vita Coco and Macy’s Department store. He can also rock sunglasses … read more »

POSTED March 5, 2010 1:29PM IN FADER TV EVENTS Comments (1) TAGS: