Allegheny County, PA
As a member of psychedelic/electronic indie pop outfit Black Moth Super Rainbow, enigmatic Pennsylvania-based artist Tobacco cast summery spells with analog synths and tape machines. As a solo artist, Tobacco employs many of the same styles and strategies that fuel his work with the band, but with a darker, more fractured edge. Integrating elements of hip-hop, electro, and experimental rock, he released his full-length debut album, Fucked Up Friends, on the Anticon label in 2008. His next foray into the solo realm came in 2010 with the release, also on Anticon, of Maniac Meat. The album featured guest vocals from Beck, plus a lot of weird noises. Tobacco kept busy the next few years with a Black Moth Super Rainbow album (Cobra Juicy) in 2012, a remix of White Zombie's "Thunder Kiss '65," and producing Demon Queen's Exorcise Tape album. After jumping to Ghostly International, Tobacco released his third solo album, Ultima II Massage, in 2014.