With a name like Tobacco you are bound to have a few "F***ed Up Friends". Well, I am sure Black Moth Super Rainbow member Tobacco is not actually named Tobacco, but I do believe he has a few strange friends. One of those friends just happens to be the very talented emcee Aesop Rock who appears on the lead single "Dirt" from Tobacco's solo debut album F***ed Up Friends (Oct. 14th, Anticon). One of the most inventive hip hop songs I've heard in awhile, "Dirt" can be streamed here. As a whole, this album finds Tobacco exploring a darker and more complex sound then that of BMSR. Mostly instrumental and filled with analog synths and monstrous beats, this album takes you from the truck stop to the back woods and makes no apologies for the stops along the way. There are still traces of the sunshine and hazy that abounds in the dreamlike world of BMSR, but in Tobacco's world there is a storm approaching.
Tobacco will be opening for Why? This Friday (9/26) at The Bottom Lounge. This is an 18+ show that starts at 9:00pm. Tickets are $11 adv $13 day of show