Indie-licious Tues July 29th 2014


1. Eyes Of The Muse – King Tuff
2. Into The Night – Malka
3. Boat – The Tallest Tree
4. Growing Old – Southern Boutique
5. Left To Wonder – Lyla Foy
6. Little Notes – Tiny Ruins
7. Waiting – Ought
8.In The Sound – Freelove Fenner
9. Doin It Right (Sean Nicholas Savage Cover) – Brave Radar
10. Fizzical Lime – Sheer Agony
11. Hung Up – Quaker Parents
12. Year of Patience – Mega Bog
13. Web Of Man – Pet Sun
14. Teenager – Black Honey
15. So What – Avi Buffalo
16. Accolades – Jon McKiel


King Tuff’s brand new single is the perfect classic-rock summer jam



Vermont’s King Tuff is basically the American version of Mac DeMarco; they’re nestled in the same box of nouveau garage-psych memorabilia. On September 23rd, he’ll be releasing his third album, Black Moon Spell via Sub Pop, which will be the first real follow-up to 2012’s King Tuff. Online album pre-orders will include the limited “Loser Edition” pressed on glow-in-the-dark/black splatter vinyl.

Here’s the first single from Black Moon Spell. It makes me think of long, hot summer days washing my car (when I still had one – I’m poor now), and trips to the lake.

Tour schedule below! (Toronto concert: October 14th at Horseshoe Tavern) Don’t stare at the above image too long!

Eyes Of The Muse – King Tuff – Facebook | Twitter

09-25 San Diego, CA – Irenic
09-26 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
09-27 Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
09-29 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
09-30 Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s
10-01 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
10-02 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10-03 Raleigh, NC – Kings Barricade
10-04 Washington, DC – Black Cat
10-07 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
10-08 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
10-09 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
10-10 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
10-11 Easthampton, MA – Flywheel
10-12 Montreal, Quebec – Il Motore
10-14 Toronto, Ontario – Horeshoe Tavern
10-15 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge
10-16 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
10-17 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
10-18 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
10-20 Missoula, MT – Stage 112
10-22 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
10-23 Vancouver, British Columbia – Fortune Sound Club
10-25 Portland, OR – Lola’s
10-28 Sacramento, CA – Witch Room
10-29 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
11-06 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
11-08 Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest

For extra fun, read King Tuff’s acronymed semi-autobiography that came in the Sub Pop press release this morning:

More on King Tuff (by King Tuff):
King Tuff’s new record is called Black Moon Spell.
It was produced and recorded by Bobby Harlow at Studio B in Los Angeles, California, in the hot winter of 2014.
No one involved was prepared to make a record, but an invisible hand pushed them to do it. Perhaps it was God or that special someone we all know and love called The Devil.
God and The Devil actually have very similar interests. They both love electric guitars and they both want you to listen to Black Moon Spell and freak the fuck out.
There were many strange occurrences during the recording session – Dracula landlords, flashes of mysterious light, haunted microphones, songs that mixed themselves, demonic vortexes swirling in coffee cups, etc.
Under the Black Moon Spell you may experience euphoria, demented visions, wet dreams, bouts of backwards laughter, and dazed confusion resulting in primordial dancing.
Fire played a very important role in the making of this album. King Tuff loves fire.
For some reason, no one can really explain how the Black Moon Spell came to be. It just appeared one day and demanded heavy rock music and meatball subs.
Backwards messages may be found on this record.
Los Angeles, full of its screaming coyotes and creeping helicopters, surely slathered its sexy, twisted, hairy, polluted spirit all over Black Moon Spell. The Sunset Strip shat itself when it heard all these guitar solos.
Alot of people always ask King Tuff when he’s gonna put out a new record. The answer is September 23, 2014.
Can you feel the Black Moon Spell creeping up the back of yr neck yet?
King Tuff would prefer not to tell you the full story of making this record because its long and crazy and you wouldn’t believe him anyway. Also, I am King Tuff.
Magic Jake, who played bass and is beautiful like sunshine, would like to take this moment to give you a hug and invite you to a tanning party on a beach of your choice.
Old Gary, who plays drums and has the most glorious cackle, would like to take this moment to crack a cold one with you and invite you to watch the old ballgame with him.
Old Gary was out watching the old ballgame, so a wild critter named Ty Segall played drums on the song “Black Moon Spell.” Ty enjoys speaking in a goblin voice in his spare time.
Night fell on Studio B. A Tarot card leapt from the deck and said, “No human judgement is of any value here.” King Tuff agreed.
Sub Pop first discovered King Tuff curled up in his palace in Vermont. It was basically a shit hut made of moss, mud, and glimmering stones hidden near the graveyard, and it was guarded by beautiful wild bullfrogs with silver fangs and baseball bats.
Punx, Squares, Skaters, Farmers, Bartenders, Grandparents, Stoners, Carpenters, Hobos, Heshers, Babes, Babies, Plumbers, Strippers, Art Teachers, Teenagers, Townies, Moms, Dads, Truck Drivers, and Witches will all love this record.
Every song on Black Moon Spell was written without giving a shining fuck about nothing.
Listen to Black Moon Spell, turn yr volume knob up to 666, put yr lover in a 69, and let yr inner grinagog rear it’s wicked, unwashed, smiling snake head.
Listen to Black Moon Spell and give yr ears what they’ve been begging for all year; a heavily weird, heavenly dark, hysterically magical Rock & Roll the only part of this story that isn’t true is the part about the shit hut. I actually was living at my parents house when i was discovered. Love, KT

Indie-licious Tues Mar 11th 2014


1. Mossy Grounds – Antimatter People
2. Mr. Fist – MOVIE
3. Sing Sang Sung (AIR Remix) – TOBACCO
4. Distance – Emily King
5. Better At Making Time – De Lux
6. Loveless Way – Belgian Fog
7. Sun Medallion – King Tuff
8. Song For Sue – The Betrayers
9. Made-up Stories – The Beth Edges
10. Coasters Riding in the Air – Pat Thomas
11. Solace – F Y F E
12. Platoon – Jungle
13. Night is a Corner – GANZ
14. Adult Diversion – Alvvays


Indie-licious Tues Oct 29th 2013


1. Manic Baby – The Preatures
2. No Gun – Naomi Pilgrim
3. Your Life Your Call – Junip
4. Take It Or Leave It (The Strokes Cover) – Arctic Monkeys
5. 20/20/20 – The Delphines
6. Kind Of Guy – King Tuff
7. Oblivion (Grimes Cover) – Wilsen
8. Advanced Falconry – Mutual Benefit
9. I Want To Belong To You – Katie Herzig
10. That Awful Sound – Jackson Scott
11. Trouble Town – Jake Bugg
12. Can’t Get Past The Lips – Broncho
13. Fine Fine Fine – The Mentalettes
14. Best Around – Toro y Moi
15. Depressions – GRMLN
16. Gretel – MAP
17. Paint – The Paper Kites
18. I Know Who You Are – Good Conduct