Tobacco – “Fresh Hex” (Feat. Beck) (Stereogum Premiere)

By jessica / April 15, 2010

We brought you “Sweatmother,” the first bit of electronic nastiness (in a good way) from Tobacco’s upcoming Manic Meat LP, and mentioned that other tracks featured one Beck Hansen. Why not? He’s not doing a lot these days. I was wondering if Beck’s contribution would show through Tobacco’s murk, but his work on “Fresh Hex” is obvious. In fact, the way Tobacco cuts up Beck’s verses reminds me of Beck’s older, messier analog albums. Hoping this leads to future work together. I’m also hoping that Beck also contributed the water drip noise on “Fresh Hex.” It’s easier to do than you think.

Tobacco – Fresh Hex (Featuring Beck)

Maniac Meat is out 5/25 via anticon.

[Photo by the Seven Fields of Aphelion]