May 10, 2012

Feverishly Anticipating: King Tuff & The Walkmen

Pictured above, that's Seth "Hunx" Bogart embracing his buddy Kyle "King Tuff" Thomas and Walkmen guitarist Paul Maroon hanging out with his family. They look happy. We are too. Because in just a few weeks, on May 29th, the two bands will release Everybody Taste's two most highly anticipated records of the year: King Tuff's eponymous follow-up to his cult classic debut—the devilishly fun Was Dead—and The Walkmen's attempt to extend their perfect album streak to three with Heaven. Both bands recently dished out extra tasty and promising morsels from their records: Kyle Thomas with the gigantic and glammy hand-clapping celebratory basher "Keep On Movin," and on the softer side, The Walkmen with the finger-plucked doo-wop dressed "We Can't Be Beat," which features recent touring mate Robin Pecknold of the Fleet Foxes on background vocals. You know that feeling when you hear that perfect song for the first time? Well, it just happened. Twice. I've got goosebumps. I'm feverish. I'm sweaty. I've pre-ordered. Now to impatiently wait.

Pre-order King Tuff from Sub Pop and Heaven from Fat Possum.

King Tuff - "Keep On Movin" (from King Tuff)

The Walkmen Feat. Robin Pecknold - "We Can't Be Beat"

King Tuff

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