King Tuff

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
King Tuff
King Tuff 2014.jpg
King Tuff performing in 2014
Background information
Origin Vermont, United States
Genres Garage rock, indie pop, power pop, neo-psychedelia
Labels Sub Pop
Associated acts Dinosaur Jr., Wavves, Witch, The Go
Members Kyle Thomas
Magic Jake
Garett Goddard

King Tuff (born Kyle Thomas)[1][2] is a recording artist on Sub Pop Records[3] and Burger Records.

King Tuff, the band, has released several music videos and has continually toured across the United States, Australia and Europe since 2012.[4]

Mind Blow[edit]

King Tuff's first release was a self-made CD-R distributed by Spirit of Orr records. The majority of this CD-R consists of rough versions of songs later released on Was Dead, King Tuff's first 'official' album.

Was Dead[edit]

King Tuff’s 2008 debut album is entitled Was Dead, and was originally released by Tee Pee Records sister-label The Colonel[disambiguation needed].[5] It is now considered collectable because so few were pressed.[citation needed] In 2013, Burger Records re-issued a DeLuxe blue edition, which charted in the #8 position on Billboard '​s Heatseeker chart dated June 6.

King Tuff[edit]

His second album, King Tuff was produced by Bobby Harlow and released by Sub Pop on May 29, 2012,[6] charting at No. 21 [7] on Billboard's Heatseeker Albums chart. The album also debuted on the CMJ charts at No. 14,[8] eventually climbing to No. 2 and knocking Jack White's Blunderbuss from its top charting position.[9]

Black Moon Spell[edit]

On September 23, 2014, King Tuff released his third album, Black Moon Spell, on Sub Pop Records, again produced by Bobby Harlow,[10] and featuring Ty Segall as guest drummer on the title track. Upon release, the album immediately became CMJ's "most added" for the week of September 23[11] on college radio airplay. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard Heatseeker in the "Hot Shot Debut" position chart for the week of October 11,[12] and immediately pushed to the #1 position on the CMJ College Radioplay chart for the week of October 14.[13]


Studio albums[edit]

EPs and singles[edit]

Live albums[edit]


  1. ^ Chrysta Cherrie. "King Tuff - King Tuff - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Guest Lists". Pitchfork. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "''King Tuff's Sub Pop Artist Page''". 2012-05-29. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  4. ^ "King Tuff Tour Dates 2012 — King Tuff Concert Dates and Tickets". Songkick. 2012-08-23. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  5. ^ Cherrie, Chrysta. "King Tuff - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  6. ^ Cherrie, Chrysta (2012-05-29). "AllMusic page for King Tuff's King Tuff". Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  7. ^ "''Billboard Album Chart, June 30, 2012''". Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  8. ^ "CMJ Charts May 29, 2012: Hangin' King Tuff". Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  9. ^ "CMJ Charts for June 12, 2012: Hot Chip Gets In Our Heads, Beach House No. 1". Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  10. ^ Thomas, Fred (2014-09-23). "AllMusic page for King Tuff's Black Moon Spell". Retrieved 2014-10-01. 
  11. ^ "CMJ Charts: September 23, 2014: King Tuff Is Most Added - CMJ". CMJ. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "King Tuff - Billboard Heetseekers Chart". Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "King Tuff - CMJ Chart October 14, 2014". Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "Beautiful Thing / King Tuff". 1001 Records. Retrieved 2014-10-05.