King Tut is a folkpsychtechrock duo based out of Asheville, North Carolina. Mark Boyd (Guitar), formed the band in the summer of 2006 with a different line-up, though Drew Veres (Drums) joined shortly afterward
After writing a year's worth of material on Mac laptops using Garageband and Reason, King Tut released their first album "Chopping Wood & Carrying Water" on a upstart label from Boston, Amaro Dolce
When they play live, Mark uses a looping pedal, building whole songs from scratch on the fly, backed by Drew's classically trained, powerful jazz drumming. King Tut has consistently been defined as new, fresh, original, uplifting, and exciting
Alternative Press magazine mysteriously got their hands on a copy of their CD and gave it a 3/5 stars. They recently opened for The Liars on their Radiohead tour. And just a little while ago, they made it into the semi-finals of the BBC's "Next Big Thing" contest, where they were 1 of 20 bands selected from 2000 entrants from 80 different countries. King Tut currently has plans for 3 new albums (one folk, one electronica, one live) to be released concurrently.