Band to Watch: King Tuff

Throwback garage pop that's highly catchy and a little baked

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Hometown: Bennington, Vermont

Backstory: After releasing his 2008 debut as King Tuff, Thomas spent the next few years playng in other bands – including the folky Feathers, and Witch, a metal outfit led by J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.

The Motown Sound (Sort Of): Thomas recorded King Tuff at the Malcolm X Academy, an abandoned high school in Detroit.

Hot Clip: Watch King Tuff's video for "Bad Thing" above.

Listen to King Tuff's 'King Tuff':

From The Archives Issue 1162: August 2, 2012