TOBACCO shares “Eruption” from Ghostly LP

TOBACCO shares new single, "Eruption" from new Ghostly LP, Ultima II Massage. The album comes out May 13 on Ghostly. TOBACCO plays 4/12 in Morgantown, WV

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 explains his modified approach: “I wanted to push each song just enough, so that even when the album’s at its wildest, it’s something you can zone out to. It feels like a definitive end to a concept I’ve been trying to perfect forever.Maniac Meat was linear. This time I wanted to do a lot of different things and have them come together as one meditative piece. At least for myself.”






01. Streaker (ft. Notrabel)
02. Good Complexion
03. Video Warning Attempts
04. Eruption (Gonna Get My Hair Cut at the End of the Summer)
05. Lipstick Destroyer
06. Self Tanner
07. Face Breakout
08. Blow Your Heart
09. Beast Sting
10. Dipsmack
11. Creaming for Beginners
12. Omen Classic
13. Pool City, McKnight Road
14. Spitlord
15. Father Sister Berzerker
16. The Touch from Within


04/12 Morgantown, WV 123 Pleasant Street *
04/28 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
04/29 Louisville, KY Zanzabar
04/30 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
05/02 – 05/04 Austin, TX Austin Psych Fest
05/06 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
05/07 Birmingham, AL Bottletree
05/08 Atlanta, GA The Earl
05/09 Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall
05/10 Washington DC U Street Music Hall

* = w/ The Hood Internet

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