Slated for a May 13 release through Ghostly International, Ultima II Mssage. the forthcoming, new album from Tobacco reportedly has the Pennsylvania-based electronic artist and producer taking a modified approach from his previous two releases – in interviews, he’s said that he wanted to push his sound to the point where even at it’s most depraved, you can zone out to it.

And in fact, “Eruption,” the latest single from the album is a perfect example of Tobacco’s new approach, as the song manages to walk a careful tightrope between a psychedelic airiness at the bridge, thanks to the use of an acoustic guitar but while maintaining the raw, scuzzy sound that’s won attention across the blogosphere. In some way, it reminds me the accessible but inventive (in my opinion) of the Chemical Brothers and the Crystal Method – their early stuff, comes to mind.

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