Tobacco's second offering of swamp-grind psychedelia, Maniac Meat, is out on Anticon, and critics and fans alike are fuzzing…er...buzzing about it. Those who missed his brief spring tour need not worry, as he's got a bevy of new dates lined up for the fall, sure to bring people with borderline psychosis all the way home to the comforts of a padded room.
Tobacco Tour Dates:
Wednesday, June 2 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands Gallery - RECORD RELEASE SHOW!
Thursday, Sept. 9 - Washingon, DC @ DC9 w/ Junk Culture, Dreamend
Friday, Sept. 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Junk Culture, Dreamend
Saturday, Sept. 11 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ Junk Culture, Dreamend
Thursday, Sept. 16 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse w/ Junk Culture, Dreamend
Friday, Sept. 17 - South, VT @ Higher Ground w/ Junk Culture, Dreamend
Saturday, Sept. 18 - Boston, MA @ Middle East w/ Junk Culture, Dreamend
Thursday, Sept. 23 - Toledo, OH @ Mickey Finn's w/ Junk Culture, Dreamend
Friday, Sept. 24 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig w/ Junk Culture, Dreamend
Saturday, Sept. 25 - Kalamazoo, MI @ The Strutt w/ Junk Culture, Dreamend
Wednesday, Sept. 29 - Greensboro, NC @ Artisika on UNCG Campus w/ Dreamend
Thursday, Sept. 30 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 w/ Dreamend
Friday, Oct. 1 - Knoxville, TN @ Square Room w/ Dreamend
Saturday, Oct. 2 - Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street w/ Dreamend
If that's not enough, Tobacco's got a new track available for public digestion. "Six Royal Vipers" brings the boom-bap, but with a touch of grace, like a hammer wrapped in lace. Listen to/download it here.
If you DID catch Tobacco on his last tour, perhaps you witnessed openers The Hood Internet. These Chicago mash-up pranksters have created a stunning speculative collaboration between Tobacco’s Maniac Meat and Felt's new record, Felt 3: A Tribute to Rosie Perez. Felt is the trio of Slug + Murs + Aesop Rock. The whole 5 song EP is available to stream or download here.