King Tuff announces new record on Sub Pop, but only because everybody declined his challenge to a tough guy contest

King Tuff announces new record on Sub Pop, but only because everybody declined his challenge to a tough guy contest

My dad used to tell me a story about a guy who said he was the toughest guy in the world. Some other guy shot the first guy, then that second guy said he was the toughest guy in the world. I think the point of the story was to teach me not to play with guns. And I think my dad actually said “baddest” instead of “toughest.” Never you mind, it’s all as relevant as it has ever been. King Tuff (a.k.a. Happy Birthday frontman Kyle Thomas) told everybody that he was the toughest king in the world, so another king shot him and now he is dead. Wait, that’s just the same story my dad told me. Apologies.

King Tuff never did any of that stuff. What King Tuff actually did was make a self-titled sophomore record, coming out May 26 through Sub Pop. Tough guys and gals can get it on CD, LP, Mp3, any format they desire. You desire more formats, you get a mouth full of teeth. Teeth that aren’t connected to your mouth. They’re loose, because of a punch, get it? Forget it, listen to the first single “Bad Thing”:

Before the record sees release, King Tuff will be starting a few fights across the country, mainly during SXSW. Some call SXSW “Fight Central,” on account of all the fights. Actually, I’ve never seen a fight during SXSW, but I bet it happens. How could it not happen?

King Tuff tracklist:

01. Anthem
02. Alone & Stoned
03. Keep On Movin’
04. Unusual World
05. Bad Thing
06. Losers Wall
07. Stranger
08. Baby Just Break
09. Stupid Superstar
10. Evergreen
11. Swamp of Love
12. Hit & Run

King Tuff dates:

03.15.12 - Austin, TX - Scoot Inn (SXSW Thrasher + Converse showcase)
03.16.12 - Austin, TX - The Grand Pool Hall (early show)
03.16.12 - Austin, TX - Red 7 Outdoor Stage (Sub Pop Showcase)
03.23.12 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside
03.24.12 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory

• King Tuff: http://www.myspace.com/kingtuff
• Sub Pop: http://www.subpop.com

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