Tobacco Announces Fall Tour Dates! Maniac Meat out this week on Anticon! Download A New Track Off the Record And a Mash-Up EP of Tobacco + Felt by The Hood Internet.
Tobacco’s second offering of swamp-grind psychedelia, Maniac Meat, is out this week on Anticon, and critics and fans alike are fuzzing…er…buzzing about it. Those who missed his brief spring tour need not worry, as he’s got a bevy of new dates lined up for the fall, sure to bring people with borderline psychosis all the way home to the comforts of a padded room.
Tobacco Tour Dates:
Wednesday, June 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands Gallery – RECORD RELEASE SHOW!
Thursday, Sept. 9 – Washingon, DC @ DC9 w/ Junk Culture, Dreamend
Friday, Sept. 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Junk Culture, Dreamend
Saturday, Sept. 11 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ Junk Culture, Dreamend
Thursday, Sept. 16 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse w/ Junk Culture, Dreamend
Friday, Sept. 17 – South, VT @ Higher Ground w/ Junk Culture, Dreamend
Saturday, Sept. 18 – Boston, MA @ Middle East w/ Junk Culture, Dreamend
Thursday, Sept. 23 – Toledo, OH @ Mickey Finn’s w/ Junk Culture, Dreamend
Friday, Sept. 24 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig w/ Junk Culture, Dreamend
Saturday, Sept. 25 – Kalamazoo, MI @ The Strutt w/ Junk Culture, Dreamend
Wednesday, Sept. 29 – Greensboro, NC @ Artisika on UNCG Campus w/ Dreamend
Thursday, Sept. 30 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 w/ Dreamend
Friday, Oct. 1 – Knoxville, TN @ Square Room w/ Dreamend
Saturday, Oct. 2 – Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street w/ Dreamend
If that’s not enough, Tobacco’s got a new track available for public digestion. “Six Royal Vipers” brings the boom-bap, but with a touch of grace, like a hammer wrapped in lace.
Listen to/download “Six Royal Vipers” here
If you DID catch Tobacco on his last tour, perhaps you witnessed openers The Hood Internet. These Chicago mash-up pranksters have created a stunning speculative collaboration between Tobacco’s Maniac Meat and Felt’s new record, Felt 3: A Tribute to Rosie Perez. Felt is the trio of Slug + Murs + Aesop Rock. The whole 5 song EP is available to stream or download below
Order Maniac Meat here
“What makes Maniac Meat so wildly invigorating is Fec’s ability to craft weather-treated (‘Sweatmother’), blood-pumping (‘New Juices From the Hot Tub Freaks’) and downright original sounding songs that somehow come off like they were written on the first take. Like so many cliché-ridden sports announcers have said over the years, ‘he just makes it look so easy.’” – Daniel Sylvester, Exclaim!
“The record hits somewhere between the surreal and the sublime — jagged, raw and filled with hellishly catchy melodies.” – Jeff Weiss, LA Times’ Pop & Hiss Blog
“Taking the next step and making that creepiness sound appealing is what makes Maniac Meat the feel-weird hit of the summer.” – Nate Patrin, Pitchfork
“On his second Anticon solo disc, melted mellotrons and tingly synths slither over tufts of vocoder fuzz and a slo-mo shuffle-thump. Not much has changed; it’s just been both fortified and demented, buzzsaw harsh and woozily intergalactic. Beck shows up twice – piecing together a jigsaw rap in the fleeting ‘Fresh Hex’ and singing wispy incantations throughout ‘Grape Aerosmith’ – but he barely registers. He doesn’t need to.” – Bernardo Rondeau, FILTER
“It’s definitely one of the coolest and weirdest records you’ll hear all year.” – Kevin O’Donnell, RollingStone.com