Exclusive Premiere: King Tuff's 'Danger in the Dark'
Ahoy, Tuffy! King Tuff, that is: the Vermont garage-rocker has released his new single, "Danger in the Dark," created for rum giant Captain Morgan's new advertising campaign, the Tavern Series.
Despite the song's connection to hip-hop -- "Danger in the Dark" was produced by Harry Fraud (Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa) and mastered by Mike Bozzi (Kendrick Lamar, YG) -- King Tuff retains his signature skuzzy rasp. His guitar lines, however, have been cleaned up and toned down, boasting ominous notes fit for a ship sailing a black, tattered flag. Take a listen below.
The Tavern Series, which premiered in Mexico last week, aims to capture this "pirate spirit." Though Captain Morgan doesn't endorse the sea louts' flagrantly irresponsible behavior, the press statement says the Captain promotes "the zest for life, spirit of adventure, rejecting convention -- all in the pursuit of good times."
"Danger in the Dark" precedes King Tuff's forthcoming album Black Moon Spell, which arrives Sept. 23 on Sub Pop. He's also hitting the road starting in September -- find the full list of dates below.
Sep. 25 - San Diego - Irenic
Sep. 26 - Phoenix, Ariz. - Crescent Ballroom
Sep. 27 - Tucson, Ariz. - 191 Toole
Sep. 29 - Dallas - Club Dada
Sep. 30 - Oxford, Miss. - Proud Larry’s
Oct. 01 - Nashville, Tenn. - Mercy Lounge
Oct. 02 - Atlanta, Ga. - Masquerade
Oct. 03 - Raleigh, N.C. - Kings Barricade
Oct. 04 - Washington, D.C. - Black Cat
Oct. 07 - Philadelphia - First Unitarian Church
Oct. 08 - Brooklyn, N.Y. - Baby’s All Right
Oct. 09 - New York - Bowery Ballroom
Oct. 10 - Cambridge, Mass. - The Sinclair
Oct. 11 - Easthampton, Mass. - Flywheel
Oct. 12 - Montreal, Que. - Il Motore
Oct. 14 - Toronto, Ont. - Horsehoe Tavern
Oct. 15 - Detroit - Magic Stick Lounge
Oct. 16 - Chicago - Subterranean
Oct. 17 - Milwaukee - Cactus Club
Oct. 18 - Minneapolis - 7th Street Entry
Oct. 20 - Missoula, Mont. - Stage 112
Oct. 22 - Seattle - Neumo’s
Oct. 23 - Vancouver, B.C. - Fortune Sound Club
Oct. 24 - Bellingham, Wash. - The Shakedown
Oct. 25 - Portland - Lola’s
Oct. 26 - Eugene, Ore. - The Barn Light
Oct. 28 - Sacramento, Calif. - Witch Room
Oct. 29 - San Francisco - Great American Music Hall
Nov. 06 - Los Angeles - El Rey Theatre
Nov. 08 - Austin, Tex. - Fun Fun Fun Fest