Tobacco is crazy. He is.
I like Black Moth Super Rainbow, of course I do. Its mellow, its front man is a robot (or rather vocoder playing mad-man), and the songs are good. But Tobacco… is something a bit different.
Tobacco is by the way, the moniker of Black Moth Super Rainbow’s front man, who also goes by Tom Fec when filling out government papers. And taking another break from the Rainbows, Tobacco has recently released a solo record titled, Maniac Meat on Anticon Records.
Maniac Meat sounds like Black Moth Super Rainbow got super wasted on the whiskey he told his friends he shouldn’t be drinking and is now outside the bar welcoming any takers. It’s in your face, loud, and fresh.
Tobacco is notorious for making electronic music but without the help of modern technology’s gifts like digital recording equipment or computer based instruments. This guy wants an old 80s Korg full of chipped paint and worn down edges and he wants to make it sound like its dying a fast, painful death.
There’s also sick hip-hop beats. And I don’t mean Kanye West sick beats. I mean early nineties hip-hop beats. Back when the world was okay with a kick and snare and maybe a high-hat. Granted, the beats sound extra sick after Tobacco throws them in the grunge grinder. But seriously, after the first 20 seconds of Sweatmother you’ll be asking yourself, “How have I not heard this Beastie Boys song?”
Anyways, Tobacco’s album is pretty rad and worth checking out. If you got a kick out of the latest Sleigh Bells offering and are ready to dive a bit deeper into madness, you’ll dig Maniac Meat.
You can pick up Tobaco’s Maniac Meat on iTunes.
Also as an added bonus, here is a sick Air remix from the Rainbows.