Tobacco enlists Beck for 'Fresh Hex,' free song from 'Maniac Meat' LP

Beck is one of those artists we go back and forth on: sometimes he strikes us a latter-day pop genius, and sometimes he’s more like an affected hipster in love with his own hype.

We love him, though, on “Fresh Hex,” a new track from “Maniac Meat.” It’s the forthcoming record by Tobacco, who is perhaps better known as Tom Fec, singer of Black Moth Super Rainbow.

Tobacco is Fec’s one-man electronic side project, which employs an array of sweet vintage synthesizers, noise boxes and voice modulators to create a hypnotic fuzzed-out sound.

That makes Beck a natural collaborator on “Fresh Hex,” a jittery tune with layers of blaring synthesizers and free-association vocals. It’s the audio equivalent of dropping candy into a gravely oil slick that catches the sunlight just right.

“Maniac Meat” is due May 25 on anticon.

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  1 comment for “Tobacco enlists Beck for 'Fresh Hex,' free song from 'Maniac Meat' LP

  1. SJB
    April 21, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    This album cover makes me both dizzy and ill.

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