TUFF TURF is an American new wave band led by former JE double F / CUT IT OUT! member Jeff Richie. Formed in the mid-2010’s in Southern New Jersey, TUFF TURF has become a unique voice in the ever-growing synthwave scene, removing much of the neon-video-game-nostalgia in favor of a more masculine, brooding and punk sonic and visual landscape. The newest release, ‘DEAD HEAT’ (2023) is a shotgun blast of short-but-sweet new wave punk anthems, although Richie’s signature crooning also makes appearances. TUFF TURF currently resides in Jax Beach, FL.