King Tuff, “Bad Thing”

Video by C. Thornhill Dewitt

King Tuff has always been about the hot lick, forming his songs around ripping guitar lines and his own slightly sour falsetto. On "Bad Things", the first single from his new self-titled, out yesterday on Sub Pop, the San Franciscan-via-Burlington, VT bandleader invites his friends to his secret wax museum, where everything is not as it seems. As plots go, it's pretty John Watery, but it works, with two specifically funny moments: one involving a Frankenstein, and one involving a hat. Plus, everyone in the band got to play in full-costume, and a very Spooky Doo night was had by all. You can catch Tuff on tour with Jaill starting tomorrow, but only if you put your Ouiji over these tour dates and ask it very nicely to show you when they're coming to your town.

May 31 – Visalia, CA – Cellar Door
Jun. 01 – Oakland, CA – New Parish
Jun. 09 – Brooklyn, NY – 285 Kent*
Jun. 10 – New Haven, CT – Intercambrio*
Jun. 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda's*
Jun. 13 – Baltimore, MD – Golden West Cafe*
Jun. 14 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwells*#
Jun. 15 – Burlington, VT – Signal Kitchen*
Jun. 17 – Easthampton, MA – Flywheel*
Jul. 05 – Long Beach, CA – Alex's Bar
Jul. 06 – Tucson, AZ – Plush*
Jul. 07 – Las Cruces, NM – Train Yard
Jul. 09 – Austin, TX – Red 7 (Patio)#
Jul. 10 – Dallas, TX – City Tavern#
Jul. 11 – Little Rock, AR – Sticky Fingerz#
Jul. 12 – Nashville, TN – Stone Fox#
Jul. 13 – Bloomington, IN – Russian Recording#
Jul. 14 – Cleveland, OH – Now That's Class^
Jul. 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club**
Jul. 21 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret**
Jul. 22 – Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block Party**
Jul. 23 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir**</div>

Jul. 25 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow's**
Jul. 26 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill**
Jul. 27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo**
Jul. 28 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar**
Aug. 25 – St. Louis, MO – LouFest
*w/ Habibi
**w/ Jaill
#w/ Natural Child

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