Chris Daly dives into the weird world of the stalwart MC and psychedelic producer's first collaborative full-length.
Chris Daly uses the video for Tobacco's cover of the Dirty Dancing soundtrack standard as an excuse to write about weird porn.
The sludge maestro returns with a new album out next month.
Chris Daly is rarely safe for work If anyone was concerned that Tobacco had softened his approach after his most accessible work to date with last year’s Cobra Juicy, I point you no further than the video for his latest single, “Streaker.” Directed by Eric Wareheim of Tim & Eric fame, the most recently released […]
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  Willie Schube originally recorded this post on a 4-inch reel.  The press release announcing Tobacco’s first album in four years, Ultima II Massage, ends like this: “No happy ending.” Sounds about right. At it’s best Tobacco’s music sounds like psychedelia run through a garbage disposal. I mean this in the best way imaginable. The […]
Music for Satanic strip clubs or a Dusk Till Dawn remake that everyone can enjoy. Demon Queen is the duo of Zackey Force Funk and Tobacco of Black Moth Super Rainbow, who provide, falsettos, funk, and Kool Aid chord progressions. This sounds like an album Beck would make if he had turned to sleaze instead […]
Tobacco returns for some more demon disco — vocoders that sound like they’ve been left for the vultures. Lines about girls who say they are strawberries. Synthesizers that glow like the Ghostbusters slime that you could buy circa 1985. I don’t know why I like this stuff so much. I suspect it’s that no one […]
I never heard Dorosote’s original “Emerald Building.” In fact, I’d never heard of Dorosote until Tobacco posted this remix, “inspired by the original.” There’s a crucial difference between splintering and re-assembling the bones of a track and re-interpreting its feel in your own fucked-up fashion. Tobacco, the mastermime behind Black Moth Super Rainbow opts for […]
I caught Tobacco’s DJ set at the Low End Theory a few weeks back. The one-liner that popped into my head was a UFO burning down a Gingerbread house while the witch chants outside. There is an alien and sinister quality to the vocoder wails and an inherent sugary grit to the melodies.  This is […]
Fun fact: Whenever Willy Wonka is feeling seductive and gets the desire to impregnate a Wonkette behind the pink Viking sugar boat, he plays Black Moth Super Rainbow. “Spraypaint” is their new song. Don’t enter the factory tonight between the hours of 1 a.m. and 2:00. It could get uglier than a Bubba Sparxxx single. […]
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