King Tuff Announces His First New Album In Four Years With The Polished, Surreal ‘Psycho Star’ Video

After a couple years off, King Tuff is making his triumphant return. Kyle Thomas, aka King Tuff, is releasing a new album called The Other, which quickly follows up on the release of a video for the title track, and today he’s shared more music, too. The “Psycho Star” video rambles a bit more toward psych-rock than some of Thomas’ past more folksy work, but the extra polish sounds great, especially paired with a kooky, surreal visual.

This album is his first release since 2014’s Black Moon Spell, and aside from expanding his sound, Thomas also expanded his role, moving into a position behind the boards for this album to self-produce, and enlisting Shawn Everett for mixing purposes. Additionally, there are several other high-profile cameos, including Jenny Lewis on vocals, Ty Segall on drums, Greta Morgan (Springtime Carnivore/The Hush Sound) on vocals, and Mikal Cronin on saxophone.

“I let the songs lead me where they wanted to go, instead of trying to push them into a certain zone,” Thomas said of this new album. “King Tuff was always just supposed to be me. When I started doing this as a teenager, it was whatever I wanted it to be. King Tuff was never supposed to be just one thing. It was supposed to be everything.”

Check out King Tuff’s full tour dates and tracklist below, and check out the video for “The Other” below as well as the new one above.

The Other tracklist:

1. “The Other”
2. “Raindrop Blue”
3. “Thru The Cracks”
4. “Psycho Star”
5. “Infinite Mile”
6. “Birds Of Paradise”
7. “Circuits In The Sand”
8. “Ultraviolet”
9. “Neverending Sunshine”
10. “No Man’s Land”

Tour dates:
05/03 — San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
05/04 — Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
05/05 — Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
05/07 — Houston, TX @ Rockefeller Hall
05/08 — Austin, TX @ Barracuda (outside)
05/09 — Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
05/11 — New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
05/12 — Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
05/13 — Nashville TN @ The Basement East
05/14 — Lexington, KY @ The Burl
05/16 — Washington DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
05/18 — Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
05/19 — Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
05/20 — Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
05/22 — Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
05/23 — Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
05/24 — Detroit, MI @ El Club
05/25 — Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
05/26 — Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
05/29 — Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
05/30 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
06/01 — Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
06/02 — Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
06/03 — Portland, OR @ Star Theater
06/05 — San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
06/07 — Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom

The Other is out 4/13 via Sub Pop Records. Pre-order it here.