KING TUFF – ” Thru The Cracks “

Posted: March 30, 2018 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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King Tuff, photo by Olivia Bee

King Tuff’s forthcoming album The Other is little less than a month away, but the one-time garage rocker’s wild, starry-eyed new sound has been the cornerstone of the record’s pre-release singles, from the thoughtful title track to the rambunctious “Psycho Star” to the funk-laden “Raindrop Blue”. New track “Thru the Cracks” gazes upward into the ephemeral, the song serving as a tribute of sorts to an old friend King Tuff’s Kyle Thomas lost to suicide.

Jenny Lewis lends her honeyed contralto to the track, as does Springtime Carnivore’s Greta Morgan, while Ty Segall drummer Charles Moothart offers the rhythm some shambling rhythm.

The Other‘ (Release Day: April 13, 2018)

“About two years ago I lost a good friend to suicide,” Thomas says in a press statement. “He loved the Beatles, Nirvana, Burroughs, bumming smokes, stealing his parents records and selling em to me… he was a complex character, a sweetheart with poor social skills, a musical genius with no outlet. He was pretty damn misunderstood in this world and struggled for a long, long time.

“I had this song laying around for 7 years or so, but sadly it wasn’t until he was gone that it came into focus and I realized what it was all about. It’s one of my favorites I’ve ever written, and one of the truest. And it all comes back again to this thing, the Other. Maybe death is just a passageway to something else. Maybe in death we finally, once and for all, join the Other. I dunno, but I think Jeremiah is probably hanging out on the metaphysical stoop right now with none other than the Other itself.

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