Posts tagged Tobacco
#skoaradio 08/22/2015
Really feeling this weeks show, you guys.

Really feeling this weeks show, you guys.

Things have been a whirlwind at SKOA HQ so show notes have been a little neglected the past couple of weeks. DON'T WORRY I plan on backdating some posts so y'all have the hookup though! Super excited about the new jams from Peaches, CHVRCHES, and Jacuzzi Boys from this week's show so feel free to drop me a line to let me know what you thought of those!

Until next week, fam!



[SKOA Presents] Beats For Daze #2 (All Hallows Edition)

Once again back is the incredible, your neighborhood friendly Rocko Rock with a brand new installment of Beats For Daze. For those unfamiliar with the series, BFD is monthly playlist compiled based around producers (the unsung heroes of hip hop) who create some of my favorite head nodding tracks of the past and current along with some unreleased goodies as well, all rolled up into one nice hour plus mixture for your ear drums' enjoyment. I know that sounds like I just tried to pitch a TV show or product, sorry. Those that missed out on our first installment of the series (which hit 10,000 plays in month on 8tracks!) should check it out here.

Being October, we felt necessary to dedicate this month's mixture to the upcoming holiday, Halloween. That's right, this month we got 31 tracks of goodness all inspired from the most spooky fun day of the year. Don't worry the always obvious choice, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" will not make an appearance on the mixtape although I'm a bit sad I didn't just add Vincent Price's epic laugh. But I did find some nice a nice Halloween vinyl in my record crate to atmosphere of the total mix. It's a bit cheesy but whatever. Among these tracks we got some classics from Danger Mouse when he was known Pelican City, Dan The Automator when he just went by Automator, Portishead, Massive Attack, The Herbaliser and more. With the inclusion of some newer tunes from The Gaslamp Killer, Thavius Beck as well as others and one of my favorite creepy DJ Shadow jams "Give Me Back The Nights", a track so evil I had to take a picture of myself listening to it, which you view below. So set a spell for awhile and check out the full mix in the player above.

And if you are still reading this, I like to say thank you for taking the time and listening to our Beats For Daze playlist, it really means a lot to myself and SKoA. We're working on something super special for the next month as well as some more awesome things for the following months. So make sure you check out other mixtapes and if you are on follow us and spread the good music around. Have an awesome Halloween!

<3 Rocko loves you.

[Listen] The Black Keys - "I Got Mine" (Tobacco Remix)

A few years ago when I started writing for SKOA one of the first artists Rocko introduced me to was Tobacco and I've had a small love affair with anything of his since. So today I was delighted to see Stereogum post up a remix he's done of another love, The Black Keys. Tobacco takes Dan and Patrick's Attack & Release song "I Got Mine" and gives it some of his signature sound and I gotta say, it works so damn well. It was originally mixed back in '08 but was never released however I'm glad it's seen the light of day in this form and not "Super Gum". Throbbing goodness from start to finish so hit out below.

[Watch] Black Moth Super Rainbow - "Windshield Smasher" (Video)

Happy New Music Tuesday everyone! And what better way to start off the day than getting weird with Black Moth Super Rainbow and their new video for the track "Windshield Smasher" from their upcoming album Cobra Juicy. Peep the video above, directed by Bo Mirosseni, which features a lost couple that take a wrong turn down an alley full of Orange masked goons. Sound bleek right? But then the story gets...lets just say interesting. Cobra Juicy is set to drop on October 9th and you can still preorder the album (as well as score yourself an orange mask as well as other awesome packages) on the group's Kickstarter for the new album here.

[Listen] Black Moth Super Rainbow - "Windshield Smasher"

Finally after 2 long years we now have a set release date for Black Moth Super Rainbow's forthcoming LP Cobra Juicy. The album is set for release October 9th via the group own label, Rad Cult and to celebrate the announcement, Tobacco and crew have let loose the first single from the new album titled "Windshield Smasher". The song definitely sounds more like a Tobacco solo track due to it's dark soundscape than a BMSR song, but Tobaxx did announce that the new album would sound different from previous BMSR releases and more like a "demon skater".

Check out the new track below and then head over to the band's Kickstarter to pre-order the new LP. You can also read about the band's Kickstarter here. Enjoy creatures.

[News] Black Moth Super Rainbow Announce Kickstarter For New LP, 'Cobra Juicy'

I feel I done my buddy Tom Fec aka BMSR frontman TOBACCO wrong by announcing this news a bit late, but better now than never right? Anyways, Fec and the rest of Black Moth Super Rainbow have been hard at work for the past 2 years or so, working on the follow up to 2009's Eating Us. BMSR originally announced the follow up album Psychic Love Damage later changed to Love Damage last year but the album was later scrapped and the group went back to the drawing board.

Fast forward to present day, after over 2 years in the making, and one do-over, we have a new Black Moth Super Rainbow album titled Cobra Juicy which is set to be released this fall. TOBACCO explains that the concept of the new record is pretty different from the previous BMSR releases stating "the ideas are a little more demon-skater" and promises "that's a good thing." Cobra Juicy is set to be released through the band's own label Rad Cult with the first single "Windshield Smasher" set to release next month.

The new LP is also available to pre-order via Kickstarter and includes lots of awesome packages such as the album in actual mask form. Say what!? Thats right a latex rictus modeled after the crazy citrus on the coverart (done by Dan Park) above with the music stored on a USB tooth jammed into the grinning maw. Fucking awesome. And if you are massively balling and got some cash to burn (throw me some cash first off) and then drop $10,000 and TOBACCO WILL THROW YOU YOUR OWN ROLLER DISCO PARTY AND DJ. Just remember to invite the SKoA crew.

And just announced, if you pledge $8 or above, BMSR will be throwing in a download EP of the scrapped album Psychic Love Damage (which from the tracks I heard is incredibly dope). But thats not all, the scrapped EP will also be released on Vinyl for an extra 15 bucks unless you already dropped $125 on the kickstarter, which you will get the vinyl included with your order. But enough talk from me about this awesome package of holy fucking goddliness, how about we let Eric Wareheim of Tim & Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job!? get you super hyped for this? Check the video below and make sure you keep up with all the updates on the Kickstarter here.

If that doesn't get you fuckin excited enough, TOBACCO has let loose a free download of one of the tracks from the Psychic Love Damage EP titled "The Wettest Day." Grab the track below as well as checking out a stream for the previous tune "Spraypaint" below, which is set to appear on Juicy Cobra. Fuck that was a lot to type, but trust me anything Black Moth Super Rainbow is well worth it. Honest.

[Listen] Black Moth Super Rainbow - "Spraypaint" x "Like A Sundae" (Preview)

Tom Fec aka Tobacco has been busy of late since previously scrapping the last BMSR album in progress Psychic Love Damage. But aside from working on new solo material and a collaboration called Demon Queen with Zackey Force Funk, he's also preparing the long awaited new Black Moth Super Rainbow LP, the band's first since 2009's Eating Us. Tobaxx has been previewing songs from the scrapped and upcoming album at various shows, Soundcloud and even on but now we get our first official taste with 2 new tracks "Spraypaint" and "Like A Sundae" hopefully appearing on the new LP coming soon.

Take a listen to "Spraypaint" at BMSR's Soundcloud page and check out the preview of "Like A Sundae" below.

[News] Black Moth Super Rainbow Tease New Album, Announce Tour & Set To Collab w/The Flaming Lips

Our favorite weirdo, psychedelic band, Black Moth Super Rainbow, have been hard at work on their next full length album tentatively titled Psychic Love Damage. Frontman TOBACCO has been recently teasing fans via his Twitter with video clips of demos in progress from the recording sessions of the new album and has recently released a 40 sec teaser clip featuring more demos of songs from the upcoming album on the band's Soundcloud page, which you can listen to below.

Sadly, the new album will not be ready until sometime next year. However, the band has also linked up with Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips to release another Flaming Lips collaboration EP, which Coyne recently confirmed with during Death Cab For Cutie's interview with Spinner, hopefully by the year's end. But for those that cannot wait for either release and just want to hear some sweet ass tunes from the band, you can catch the band on their Psychic Love Damage Pre-Game Tour with Marshmallow Ghosts this fall and hopefully they'll debut some new songs from the upcoming LP. Check out the tour dates after the jump. 

BMSR - Psychic Love Damage Demo Teaser by Black Moth Super Rainbow

The Psychic Love Damage Pre-Game Tour with Marshmallow Ghosts & Special Guests (listed below)

Wednesday, Sept. 7 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Thursday, Sept. 8 – Chicago, IL @ Metro (with Dosh)
Friday, Sept. 9 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre (with Dosh)
Saturday, Sept. 10 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club (with Dosh)
Monday, Sept. 12 – St. Louis @ Off Broadway (with Dosh)
Tuesday, Sept. 13 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In (with Dosh)
Wednesday, Sept. 14 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell Stage) (with Dosh)
Friday, Sept. 16 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Tavern (with Dosh)
Saturday, Sept. 17 – Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s (with The Red Falcon Projects)
Monday, Sept. 19 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (with The Red Falcon Projects)
Tuesday, Sept. 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church (with The Red Falcon Projects)
Thursday, Sept. 22 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge (with Lichens)
Friday, Sept. 23 @ Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House (with Lichens)
Saturday, Sept. 24 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall (with Lichens)