"Got Wet In The Bomb Shelter" is an incredibly well suited title for Tobacco's new standalone track. Tobacco is Thomas Fec's (elusive frontman for Black Moth Super Rainbow) side project, under which Sweatbox Dynasty was released last year.
The song proves its likeness to its title by snapping you to attention with hard hitting beats and buzzing-yet-not-overwhelmingly-so synths. It's delightfully manic, however, once your ears acclimate to the alchemy of its elements, it takes on a calming drone-like quality. It's like having one of those apocalyptic dreams where you're somehow gliding through the whole thing, unconcerned that you're trying to fight off your previously trusted friends for survival, or watching the arrival of potentially hostile invaders like you'd watch a meteor shower. The track lives firmly within Tobacco's alternate universe, yet the high synth line that comes in toward the end is almost reminiscent of Air. Fans may also recognize some of Tobacco's work being featured in the recent soundtrack to HBO sitcom "Silicon Valley."
As Fec has mentioned in a previous interview, his music tries to translate the feeling that 80s workout tapes give him (a hilariously apt description): "They make me feel awful, but really good and curious at the same time."
Along with the release, Tobacco announced they will be playing at LA's Teragram Ballroom on August 24.