Album Details

RELEASE
October 14, 2008
LABEL
Anticon
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock, Noise Pop

Album Review

Tobacco is the name of one of the driving forces behind Black Moth Super Rainbow and his first solo album. Fucked Up Friends is an almost exact replica of the now trademarked BMSR sound. All the hallmarks are there; the walls of squelchy synths, the oscillating melodies, the vocoder-ed vocals and the overall woozy and intoxicating bear hug of sound that envelops you from the start. The mysterious album artwork and wacky songtitles are in full force too ("Hairy Candy," "Little Pink Riding Hood," and "Berries That Burn" being particular favorites this time), so are the songs you'll find hard to get out of your head even if you wanted to (try "Hairy Candy," "Side 8 (Big Gums Version)," and "Grease Wizard"). Tobacco on his own is just as squeamishly pink and sticky as BMSR, just as garish, just as strange, and just as much fun. The only change-up Tobacco throws in is adding a bit more hip-hop punch to some of the beats and bringing in Aesop Rock to deliver a pissed off rap on "Dirt." Otherwise, it's business as unusual and for the BMSR, their business has always been making challenging, inventive, and above all, hilariously fun, music. Fucked Up Friends represents barely any change in the status quo whatsoever.
Tim Sendra, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Street Trashhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=289446521&id=289446496&at=11l9vR
  2. Truck Sweathttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=289446566&id=289446496&at=11l9vR
  3. Hairy Candyhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=289446634&id=289446496&at=11l9vR
  4. Hawker Boathttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=289446635&id=289446496&at=11l9vR
  5. Side 8 [Big Gums Version]http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=289446748&id=289446496&at=11l9vR
  6. Yum Yum Culthttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=289446767&id=289446496&at=11l9vR
  7. Berries That Burnhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=289446775&id=289446496&at=11l9vR
  8. Get My Nails Didhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=289446776&id=289446496&at=11l9vR
  9. Dirthttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=289446784&id=289446496&at=11l9vR
  10. Gross Magikhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=289446827&id=289446496&at=11l9vR
  11. Little Pink Riding Hoodhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=289446863&id=289446496&at=11l9vR
  12. Backwoods Altarhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=289446927&id=289446496&at=11l9vR
  13. [Untitled]http://itunes.apple.com/album/f-d-up-friends/id289446496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Tape Eaterhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/f-d-up-friends/id289446496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Pink Goohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/f-d-up-friends/id289446496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Grease Wizardhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/f-d-up-friends/id289446496?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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