Tobacco Massey Hall, Toronto ON, June 19
Published Jun 20, 2014Tom Fec, the man behind Black Moth Super Rainbow, has always dabbled in the grotesquely beautiful and the beautifully grotesque. His Tobacco side project is no different and neither was his NXNE set. With tacky visuals and his trademark vocoder leading the show, the Pittsburgh resident ran through a smattering of plastic tracks from his recent album Ultima II Massage. Most of the show sounded like a danceable version of an '80s infomercial, complete with the oddball host, played by Fec. Some parts of the set — namely "Pool City, McKnight Road" — were nostalgic enough to be reminiscent of Boards of Canada, if BoC were covered in copious amounts of lipstick and neon overalls.