KING TUFF: Self-titled: Cassette

Punky California beach pop. Sounds like Hunx (And His Punx) on a weed day. Burger Records have cultivated this great little sound with their acts seemingly stuck in this world where the ‘90s took place in the ‘60s—the beach bum loser aesthetic backed by the music of the proto-psychedelic rock era. The vibe lingers throughout the record and dominates the sound; I can feel the high vibrating out of my stereo’s speakers. I now regret skipping his set at the Burger showcase when it came to town. Special mention to the track “Alone and Stoned,” which has been stuck in my head since I first popped the tape in. Recommended.

 –Bryan Static (Burger, burgerrecords.org)