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King Tuff Haunts a Forest in ‘Sun Medallion’ – Premiere

Song is based on a charm the singer found at a thrift store

College radio staple King Tuff turns out a new kaleidoscope-bolstered clip for “Sun Medallion,” which is extracted from the recent reissue of his 2008 debut Was Dead. Shot in a graveyard, in the back of a moving convertible and on a wooden path, the trippy video is a suitable match for this radiant psychedelic pop song.

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“‘Sun Medallion’ is a song that came out of my dreams and it’s about this little charm I picked up years ago,” King Tuff tells Rolling Stone. “I worked at a hospice clothing store and that’s where the actual sun medallion fell into my hands. It had power. I wanted to film the video in my hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont, where the song loosely takes place, so early this summer my friend and director/cartooonist/Magic Man Mike Wartella took the train up from New York City with his homemade teleidoscope and we shot the whole thing in a day. My favorite part is when I turn into a witch, played by my BFF Ruthie.”

In continued support of Was Dead, which was reissued on May 28th and is avaiable for purchase here, King Tuff will hit the road for three weeks this fall. The tour begins on September 25th at Moe’s in Denver and heads east, touching down at New York’s Irving Plaza on October 3rd, before wrapping at the Echoplex in L.A. on October 15th. See his complete itinerary here.

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