Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Tobacco is the ringleader of Black Moth Super Rainbow. When he's not creating super sweet psychedelic electronica with his bandmates, he's doing it all on his own. And doing it quite well I might add. His solo debut, Fucked Up Friends, will arrive on October 14th via Anticon Records. It is already receiving praise from some of the higher-ups, like XLR8R, who are featuring a Tobacco-curated podcast, and Pitchfork, who recently premiered the video for "Street Trash."

Tobacco is pretty much a one-man genre, and if you've enjoyed any of the BMSR albums you need to take this one for a spin. As with all previous efforts, (like these), the music here is anti-digital, created with analog synths and tape machines, giving his work an unmistakably unique personality. And don't let the album title/art scare you, there is good stuff here. Lots of lo-fi boombox beats, distorted melodies, a few electronically-mutilated vocals, and a guest spot from emcee Aesop Rock. My personal favorite is probably "Gross Magik," sort of a droopy head-bobber.
This dude has a few appearances lined up with Why? and Fujiya & Miyagi, to see when and where check the myspace. You can get more info on the album at Anticon.

By the way, remember when I told you about the limited edition "Scratch & Stiff" EP? Well it is now available via the official site. Here's a song from it: