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Electronic-psych artist Tobacco plays the Bottle tonight and Do Division tomorrow

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Ultima II Massage
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Do Division weekend kicks off this afternoon, and along with the street fest comes a bunch of great aftershows happening at Empty Bottle and Subterranean. Tonight, Tobacco will be headlining a sold-out show at the Bottle, and today's 12 O'Clock Track is "Video Warning Attempts," off of his 2014 release Ultima II Massage. Perhaps best known as the front man of Pittsburgh-based experimental-rock collective Black Moth Super Rainbow, Tobacco (born Thomas Fec) has carved out a supercool solo career over the past handful of years, creating twisted electronic psych. Primitive drum machines lay down a dragged, smeared rhythm while layers of warm analog synths and sci-fi robotic voices push things into outer space. Ultima II Massage almost sounds like a superdruggy version of Daft Punk—it's calculated and alien, but it's more likely to put you into a woozy haze than make you move your feet. Check out "Video Warning Attempts" below.

If you don't have tickets to tonight's Tobacco gig, he headlines Do Division tomorrow night.

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