Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tobacco at Bonnaroo

Tobacco will be at Bonnaroo this summer, as well as a few other unmentionable things to smoke. Wait...No, no, no. That's not what I meant.

Electronic musician and Black Moth Super Rainbow frontman, Tobacco (also known as Tom Fec), is the latest artist to be confirmed for this summer's festival.

According to Skyscraper Magazine, Tom's choice to use the name Tobacco came from, in his own words, "a character that freaked me out as a kid, the Tobacco man."

Very little is known about the artist because of his private life and rare interviews, but the one thing you can find out about him is that he's only released one album, last year's Fucked Up Friends.

The album is said to have an edgier sound than what you get with Black Moth, however, I wouldn't know because I have no sound on my computer, nor do I currently have the money to go out and buy the album.

Tobacco created the sixteen tracks using analog synthesizers and tape machines, a sound familiar to you Black Moth fans. The album also has a distinct hip-hop feel, which features a guest appearance by hip-hop artist Aesop Rock.

Fucked Up Friends has received mixed reviews from critics, with Pitchfork Media saying that it "lacks focus and variety." They also go on to note that there are "a few great songs...these standout tracks tend to get lost in a neutralizing fog of sameyness."

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