NEWS : TUE, FEB 6, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Watch King Tuff’s “Psycho Star” Video From Forthcoming Album ‘The Other’ (out April 13th) + North American Tour Dates Announced

Last week, Kyle Thomas - aka King Tuff - released his first new song in four years, titled “The Other,” which NPR called a “meditative deliberation and mystic reflection.” Today, he’s excited to share that the song will be also be the lead track on his new album of the same name. The Other will be out on Sub Pop Records this April 13th, and is available for pre-order HERE NOW.

Today you can also hear the official first single from the album, “Psycho Star.” It is a prime representation of King Tuff’s soulful and cosmic new direction. You’re now listen to the song via the Cameron Dutra directed visuals above.

Thomas self-produced the record and brought in Shawn Everett (War On Drugs, Alabama Shakes) to assist with the mixing process. No less hooky than previous records, the new songs ditch the goofy rock-and-roll bacchanalia narratives of earlier records in favor of expansive arrangements, a diversity of instrumentation, and lyrics that straddle the fence between painful ruminations and reconnecting with that part of yourself that feels childlike and creative and not corroded by cynicism.  The record features contributions from Ty Segall (drums), Jenny Lewis (vocals), Greta Morgan (vocals), and Mikal Cronin (saxophone).

Thomas views the entire experience of the record as a kind of psychic reset. “I let the songs lead me where they wanted to go, instead of trying to push them into a certain zone. 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.”

The Other tracklisting:

  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

King Tuff on Tour

On top of all this good news, King Tuff has also announced a North American tour beginning May 3rd in San Diego. Cut Worms will open the shows, and all tickets go on sale this Friday, February 9th. Visit for more updates.

May 3 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah *

May 4 - Phoenix, AZ -  Valley Bar *

May 5 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf *

May 7 - Houston, TX - Rockefeller Hall *

May 8 - Austin, TX - Barracuda (outside) *

May 9 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada *

May 11 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks *

May 12 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl *

May 13 - Nashville TN - The Basement East *

May 14 - Lexington, KY - The Burl *

May 16 - Washington DC - Rock & Roll Hotel *

May 18 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *

May 19 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *

May 20 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *

May 22 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground *

May 23 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern *

May 24 - Detroit, MI -  El Club *

May 25 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall *

May 26 - Minneapolis, MN  - Turf Club *

May 29 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall *

May 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *

June 1 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile *

June 2 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club *

June 3 - Portland, OR - Star Theater *

June 5 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent *

June 7 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom *

* w/ Cut Worms

Posted by Rachel White