Published May 10, 2016Fuzz-favouring psych-synth weirdo Tobacco has announced another solo LP apart from his Black Moth Super Rainbow side-project. Sweatbox Dynasty, his second full-length release for Ghostly International, is primed to come oozing out of speakers on August 19.
While the artist has collaborated with many over the years, a press release explains that the upcoming release was completely put together by Tobacco. Following the release of 2014's Ultima II Massage, the musician had apparently began working on a new LP, but quickly found himself stuck and uninspired.
"I felt I'd done everything I set out to do," he said in a statement. "I thought maybe I'd go away for a long time, and I went a year without even plugging anything in."
Following the self-imposed sabbatical, Tobacco was recharged enough to produce what would become Sweatbox Dynasty. As with his earliest experiments, each track was committed to cassette tape before being bounced onto a sampler.
The record is apparently filled with the sounds of analog synths, drum machines, gongs, sitars and "unidentifiable noise." Tobacco's vocals and "cheery na-na-nas" come drenched in hiss. The heavily distorted release dabbles in psych, funk, and "transcendental meltdowns."
"I do know how to ruin a good song," Tobacco adds. "I just gotta keep pushing to find new places to go."
Below, you'll find a stream of Sweatbox Dynasty's "God's in Heat." There, you'll also find all of the tracklisting details and info on an upcoming U.S. tour.
1. Human Om
3. Wipeth Out
4. Gods In Heat
5. Home Invasionaries
6. Dimensional Hum
7. Warlock Mary
8. Suck Viper
9. The Madonna
10. Fantasy Trash Wave
11. Memory Girl
12. Let's Get Worn Away
09/28 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
09/29 Detroit, MI - The Shelter
09/30 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
10/01 Milwaukee, WI - Mad Planet
10/03 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
10/07 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
10/08 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
10/11 San Francisco, CA - Wonder Ballroom
10/13 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
10/14 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
10/15 San Diego, CA - Casbah
10/16 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
10/18 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
10/20 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
10/21 Indianapolis, IN - The Hi-Fi
10/22 Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe