TOBACCO release details of new album

Tobacco announces 'Sweatbox Dynasty', shares track "Gods In Heat"

It’s been almost two decades since baby TOBACCO first plugged in a tape deck, popped the top, and found the dark magic that’s fueled so many sonic forays into his genreless bog of beat-blasted hypnagogia and otherworldly-yet-earthen pop. The Pennsylvanian experimentalist has since helmed countless Black Moth Super Rainbow releases, remixed outsiders as offbeat as HEALTH and unexpected as White Zombie, and produced MCs ranging from Aesop Rock to Beck.

Sweatbox Dynasty The new LP—his second for Ghostly International on August 19th—finds the rural recluse resurrecting an old approach to hack a new path through the muck. This may be his most unintentionally psychedelic and left-field creation yet, full of rhythms that start and stop like a tractor on its last piston, resonating melodies made to fuel transcendental meltdowns, and vocals that hiss, gurgle, and growl. Stereogum shared the mind-melting album track “Gods In Heat” today. Listen on Soundcloud.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that fermentation was part of the process. After finishing 2014’s Ultima II Massage, TOBACCO began feverishly working on his next album, and then he stopped. “I felt I’d done everything I set out to do,” he explains. “I thought maybe I’d go away for a long time, and I went a year without even plugging anything in.” But when he was finally at peace with the idea of exile, the music came rushing back and wouldn’t let up. In a flurry of days and nights he made Sweatbox Dynasty, and while each of his previous LPs felt like a honing of what came before, this one plays like a lush island of oddities unto itself. Except in one regard—in starting over, TOBACCO found himself using a technique from in his nascent days of recording. He laid down every single effect and track on cassette, individually, before transferring it to a sampler and damaging the part as needed en route.

TOBACCO Tour Dates:
09.28 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
09.29 Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
09.30 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
10.01 Milwaukee, WI @ Mad Planet
10.03 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
10.07 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
10.08 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10.11 San Francisco, CA @ Wonder Ballroom
10.13 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
10.14 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
10.15 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
10.16 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
10.18 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
10.20 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
10.21 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
10.22 Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
All Dates w/ High Tides

Sweatbox Dynasty
Out August 19th on Ghostly International

01. Human Om
02. Hong
03. Wipeth Out
04. Gods In Heat
05. Home Invasionaries
06. Dimensional Hum
07. Warlock Mary
08. Suck Viper
09. The Madonna
10. Fantasy Trash Wave
11. Memory Girl
12. Let’s Get Worn Away