TOBACCO’s third official full-length, Ultima II Massage was released yesterday via Ghostly, and now we’re pleased to announce a new batch of dates hitting the NE region of North America in May, June and July – see below for full tour dates.
TOBACCO can’t have nice things.
On his third album, the Pennsylvania snake-synth-charmer deepens his approach to aural depravity. Ultima II Massage widens a jagged swath through the dude’s own weird catalog, each disparate track damaged to the point of contributing to some sort of greater, lurching Frankenstein-like state. “I spent a lot of time breaking it in all the right places,” says TOBACCO. “It ends up making the whole thing breathe – sometimes gasp for air. It feels more alive.” Immediately after finishing 2010’s Maniac Meat, he went to work on the beat-addled series begun with Fucked Up Friends in 2008. There were notable breaks en route to now – a surprising commission to remix White Zombie’s “Thunder Kiss ’65,” a new Black Moth Super Rainbow record (Cobra Juicy), and producing Demon Queen’s Exorcise Tape with vocalist Zackey Force Funk – but he saved the worst for last, amassing the most misanthropic material for Ultima. To wit, SPIN dubbed early share “Lipstick Destroyer” a “junkyard takedown of Daft Punk’s beloved, pristine electro.”
TOBACCO TOUR DATES:
May 30 Princeton NJ Princeton Terrace Club
June 19 Toronto ON NXNE *
July 14 Burlington VT Higher Ground
July 15 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall
July 16 Brooklyn NY Brooklyn Bowl
July 17 Philadelphia PA Underground Arts
July 19 Pittsburgh PA Mr. Smalls
* = w/ Tune-Yards