TUFF TURF is a New Jersey-based Nihilist New Wave band fronted by everyone's favorite Nihilist Punk-Rap super-star, JE DOUBLE F. Equal parts Glenn Danzig & RiFF RAFF, JE DOUBLE F is, actually, the ALL CAPS moniker of Atlantic City's own Jeff "Spooky" Richie. We've previously covered both Jeff's 2017 full-length, HUMAN RITES and TUFF TURF's "BODY HEAT" B/W "HEAVEN, RIGHT NOW" cassingle; plus, JE DOUBLE F was the second brave artist to submit a Beat-maker Bedrock to us, featuring particularly "gloomy" selections from Gravediggaz, Samhain & Nine Inch Nails, of course. Now, JE DOUBLE F-helmed TUFF TURF have returned with the long-rumored follow-up to their 2016 American Scream Records full-length, HUNGER & HAUNT, ominously titled NIGHT FINDS YOU. TUFF TURF, actually, take their name from Fritz Kiersch's 1985 American Drama film of the same name starring a young James Spader, Kim Richards, and a then-21-year-old Robert Downey, Jr. Tuff Turf's tagline was, according to IMDb: "The new kid in school must battle a gang of street toughs after stealing the gang leader's girl..." To be completely honest, TUFF TURF's latest single, "CLOSED UP," could have functioned as the soundtrack to, I'm assuming, one of Tuff Turf's many gang-led car chase/white-knuckle racing scenes. "'CLOSED UP" preaches the importance of self-reliance, personal responsibility, and emotional steadiness," TUFF TURF explain within a recent press release. NIGHT FINDS YOU is currently available for pre-order from American Scream Records, which includes immediate digital download + 2 extra pre-order-only songs, CD, T-shirt, sunglasses, and stickers. TUFF TURF's NIGHT FINDS YOU will become widely available on May 25, 2019.
"CLOSED UP" LYRiCS
"I take what's my mine because it's always been,
You can't achieve without pride and sin,
You said it all, you said it wrong,
You tear me up from my flesh to bones,
I'll take the fall, I'll take the ride,
Because what's inside me will not hide,
There's an undertow,
You'll under go changes to you,
I'll open up my hand, blood and anger crush,
You never understand, I never asked for much,
I was closed up, yeah, I couldn't clutch,
Now that no one loves me, I'm having all the fun.
There's an underneath to the things we seek,
We want them soon, we want to reap now,
It doesn't have to be fair and square,
I'll fight anyone for anything, anywhere,
It's boring to me, people who hide are weak,
So, find me, if you can hear me now,
It's never going to be fair and square,
I'll fight anyone off..."
- TUFF TURF (@JEFFiSGARBAGE)