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OBACCO has proven throughout the years to be an enigma choosing to shroud his personal life in mystery in order to keep a deeper level of focus on the music. That has all helped tremendously as there’s a lot to chew on from 2008’s debut Fucked Up Friends to 2010’s Maniac Meat, all leading up and spilling into TOBACCO’s Ghostly debut, Ultima II Massage.

Over the course of three LPs and a number of EPs, the Pennsylvania snake-synth-charmer has continuously depended his approach to aural depravity. Ultima II Massage brings the listener up to TOBACCO’s speed as he widens a jagged swath through his own weird catalog, each disparate track damaged to the point of

contributing to some sort of greater, lurching Frankenstein-like state.

There were notable breaks en route to TOBACCO in the present a commission to remix White Zombie’s Thunder Kiss 65, a new Black Moth Super Rainbow record entitled Cobra Juicy, and producing Demon Queen’s Exorcise Tape with vocalist Zackey Force Funk. All these experiences no doubt played a role in TOBACCO’s progression. You can hear disembodied bits of Boards of Canada, early Def Jam records, and Gary Numan, or maybe just public-access TV and bad VHS dubs of 80’s horror flicks. Or the sun exploding and everything you’ve ever loved melting away. At the end of the day, TOBACCO’s just trying to make meditation music.

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Live Dates

  • 09.29.2016
    Detroit,MI
    The Shelter
  • 09.30.2016
    Chicago,IL
    Lincoln Hall
  • 10.01.2016
    Milwaukee,WI
    Mad Planet
  • 10.03.2016
    Minneapolis,MN
    Triple Rock Social Club
  • 10.04.2016
    Fargo,ND
    The Aquraium (Dempseys Upstairs)
  • 10.07.2016
    Seattle,WA
    The Crocodile
  • 10.08.2016
    Portland,OR
    Wonder Ballroom
  • 10.11.2016
    San Francisco,CA
    The Chapel
  • 10.13.2016
    Los Angeles,CA
    Echoplex
  • 10.14.2016
    Santa Ana,CA
    Constellation Room
  • 10.15.2016
    San Diego,CA
    Casbah
  • 10.16.2016
    Phoenix,AZ
    The Crescent Ballroom
  • 10.18.2016
    Denver,CO
    Larimer Lounge
  • 10.20.2016
    Louisville,KY
    Zanzabar
  • 10.21.2016
    Indianapolis,IN
    The Hi-Fi
  • 10.22.2016
    Columbus,OH
    Rumba Cafe
  • 11.01.2016
    New York,NY
    Brooklyn Bowl
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Video

  • TOBACCO - Eruption
  • Crystal, Buck, & Randy on TOBACCO
  • TOBACCO - Human Om