King Tuff Announces New Album ‘Smalltown Stardust’, Releases Video for New Song

    King Tuff (aka Kyle Thomas) has announced a new album, Smalltown Stardust, which will be out on January 27 via Sub Pop. Today, Kyle Thomas has previewed the LP with a video for the title track. Check it out below, along with the album’s cover art and tracklist.

    The follow-up to 2018’s The Other was co-produced and largely co-written with SASAMI. In a press release, Thomas described it as “an album about love and nature and youth.” He added of the title track:

    The truth is I never really wanted to leave my little town in Vermont. I knew it was something I had to do in order to actually pursue a career as a musician, but I loved my life there, and I cried and cried the day I left on a Greyhound bus for LA in 2011. In some alternate dimension there’s a version of me still living there, still hanging on the stoop, drawing pictures in the coffeeshop, walking the railroad tracks that run along the river… but alas, in this here dimension, I’m nothing but a townie without a town! ‘Smalltown Stardust’ is a song about keeping that little place and all its strange magic with me wherever I go. It’s a portal that I can access when I need inspiration, or when the city feels too big and hot and I need to mentally escape into some dark woods. It’s a place I found myself going to often in the last few years while I was writing this record, stuck in scorched and crispy ol’ Los Angeles, so it felt fitting as an album title as well as the first song to release into the world. Enjoy!

    Smalltown Stardust Cover Artwork:

    Smalltown Stardust Tracklist:

    1. Love Letters To Plants
    2. How I Love
    3. A Meditation
    4. Portrait of God
    5. Smalltown Stardust
    6. Pebbles in a Stream
    7. Tell Me
    8. Rock River
    9. The Bandits of Blue Sky
    10. Always Find Me
    11. The Wheel

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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