Tobacco Premieres Video For “Grape Aerosmith” (Feat. Beck), Gears Up For Fall Tour


Tobacco, whose Maniac Meat is out now on Anticon, takes his musical freak-show on the road again this fall, his assortment of spine-tingling synths, film oddities, and unorthodox talk-box in tow. He’s also just premiered a new video for the Beck-guested song “Grape Aerosmith.” Directed, shot, and edited by Allen Cordell, here is what the director has to say about this bit of instant-classic weirdness:

“When I was given the opportunity to direct the video for “Grape Aerosmith”, I really wanted to make something that worked perfectly with the song, but at the same time was something you wouldn’t normally expect right off the bat. I tried to establish this frustrated guy at work and present it in a playful, docu-drama aesthetic, something akin to The Office. That way, by the time he’s in the woods going insane there’s a pay-off because you don’t see it coming. It makes you wonder about the guy you just met moments before. And by the end, after being confronted by the psychedelic spirits, our protagonist is cleansed, enlightened by the surreal experience. One of the inspirations for this video, aside from the music, was the Japanese horror film Tetsuo the Iron Man, particularly the scenes in the subway when he starts to lose it.”

Watch the video for “Grape Aerosmith” (feat. Beck)

Be sure to catch Tobacco on his tour this fall!

Thursday, Sept. 9 – Washington, 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

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