Thomas Fec, a.k.a Tobacco, is an electronic musician hailing from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania whose sound is forged from pre-digital electronic instruments such as analog synthesizers and tape machines. He has been creating music since 1996, performing as both a solo artist and part of the collective that is the psychedelic rock band, Black Moth Super Rainbow.
Choosing to remain out of the public eye and rarely taking part in interviews, little is known about TOBACCO and his band, but it is known that Thomas Fec grew up in Pennsylvania, graduating in 1998 with band mate Seth Ciotti and that his name derived from a character that freaked him out as a child in a film called the Redneck Zombies!
TOBACCO’s new album Ripe and Majestic is due out this August via Rad Cult and is a collection of instrumental rarities and unreleased beats from 2007-2017, which also boasts a guest appearance by Beck!
Preview track Slaughtered By The Amway Guy is an intriguing mix of laser-beam synths and big monster beats, a blend fit for any Friday night if you want a touch of the weird and wonderful! About a minute in everything drops back apart from the beat and I like the chunky funkiness of these dynamics…seconds later the space-age synths return and it all gets cosmic again! Listen above.
Ripe and Majestic is out August 25 and can be pre ordered from here.