Swipe

daddykool

It's been four years since Sweatbox Dynasty, the fourth solo LP from Pennsylvanian experimentalist Tobacco. In that time, Tom Fec's project has toured with Nine Inch Nails, provided the theme song to HBO series Silicon Valley, and teamed with Aesop Rock for a collaborative album as Malibu Ken. He now returns to Ghostly International for a characteristically sludged-out 7" release, sounding the alarm for new Tobacco material in 2020.Fans may recognize "Hungry Eyes" from recent live sets, or perhaps from the Pokemon porn parody video where it first emerged. Tobacco's take on the Eric Carmen song (written by Franke Previte and John DeNicola) obscures it's sentimentality, mucking up the desire of the Dirty Dancing classic while honoring it's strange and timeless mystique. Pop melodies and structure intact, the Tobacco treatment is textural: all blown-out bass, analog synths, and drum machine chugging beneath Fec's unmistakable analog gurgle and hiss. The B-side, "Can't Count On Her," doubles down on the damaged, cassette-to-sampler style of the Sweatbox Dynasty sessions - "I guess like the last breath of what I was doing," says Fec. "Getting it out of the system." Released 06/26/20 on limited edition grey colored vinyl on Ghostly International Records.
It's been four years since Sweatbox Dynasty, the fourth solo LP from Pennsylvanian experimentalist Tobacco. In that time, Tom Fec's project has toured with Nine Inch Nails, provided the theme song to HBO series Silicon Valley, and teamed with Aesop Rock for a collaborative album as Malibu Ken. He now returns to Ghostly International for a characteristically sludged-out 7" release, sounding the alarm for new Tobacco material in 2020.Fans may recognize "Hungry Eyes" from recent live sets, or perhaps from the Pokemon porn parody video where it first emerged. Tobacco's take on the Eric Carmen song (written by Franke Previte and John DeNicola) obscures it's sentimentality, mucking up the desire of the Dirty Dancing classic while honoring it's strange and timeless mystique. Pop melodies and structure intact, the Tobacco treatment is textural: all blown-out bass, analog synths, and drum machine chugging beneath Fec's unmistakable analog gurgle and hiss. The B-side, "Can't Count On Her," doubles down on the damaged, cassette-to-sampler style of the Sweatbox Dynasty sessions - "I guess like the last breath of what I was doing," says Fec. "Getting it out of the system." Released 06/26/20 on limited edition grey colored vinyl on Ghostly International Records.
804297836522
Hungry Eyes' [Indie Exclusive] (Beige Vinyl 7") [Colored Vinyl] [Indie Exclusive]
Artist: Tobacco
Format: Vinyl
New: Not in stock
Wish

Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Hungry Eyes
2. Can't Count on Her

More Info:

It's been four years since Sweatbox Dynasty, the fourth solo LP from Pennsylvanian experimentalist Tobacco. In that time, Tom Fec's project has toured with Nine Inch Nails, provided the theme song to HBO series Silicon Valley, and teamed with Aesop Rock for a collaborative album as Malibu Ken. He now returns to Ghostly International for a characteristically sludged-out 7" release, sounding the alarm for new Tobacco material in 2020.Fans may recognize "Hungry Eyes" from recent live sets, or perhaps from the Pokemon porn parody video where it first emerged. Tobacco's take on the Eric Carmen song (written by Franke Previte and John DeNicola) obscures it's sentimentality, mucking up the desire of the Dirty Dancing classic while honoring it's strange and timeless mystique. Pop melodies and structure intact, the Tobacco treatment is textural: all blown-out bass, analog synths, and drum machine chugging beneath Fec's unmistakable analog gurgle and hiss. The B-side, "Can't Count On Her," doubles down on the damaged, cassette-to-sampler style of the Sweatbox Dynasty sessions - "I guess like the last breath of what I was doing," says Fec. "Getting it out of the system." Released 06/26/20 on limited edition grey colored vinyl on Ghostly International Records.
back to top