First things first, it’s hard for me not to love a band that goes by the name Black Moth Super Rainbow.
Their lo-fi, writhy grooves have stepped up to a studio album debut (complete with live drummer), Eating Us (May 26th, 2009, Graveface), a recording they call their ‘dark bubblegum freakout for 2009′ produced by Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips).
Here’s the track from the new release, Eating Us, which sits among ten other juicy nuggets from Bubble Gum Animals to Tooth Decay:
Now, for the video, super lo-tech interactive fun along the lines of an Ed Wood movie: Dark Bubbles.
If you’ve got a spare 25 minutes or so, visit here for a delectable banquet of samplings from the BMSR bounty that stretch from 2003 to now. Luscious mutant jams, like this live version of Trees and Colors and Wizards (2006), merry-go-round mausoleums like Sun Lips (2007), pokey sundrenched electrorockers like Vietcaterpillar (one of my favorites), over-the-top crunchy agro Happy Melted City (2008) and bubbly space ditties like Boatfriend (2003).
On second thought, take the next 25 minutes to give yourself an awesome gift and support the band that cannot help but go ridiculously overboard (yep, they’re selling hairy CD covers at select indie record stores in hand-crafted displays that look like this…i’m not joking) by going HERE, their complete catalogue. You cannot go wrong by purchasing every single record there. I’m serious.
Black Moth Super Rainbow transcends novelty, emblemizing instead the chunky core of necessary out-there freedom of a new era. Hooray!
Black Moth Super Rainbow Tour Dates:
Wed. May 20 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge w/ School of Seven Bells, Follows
Thu. May 21 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon w/ School of Seven Bells
Fri. May 22 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club w/ School of Seven Bells
Mon. May 25 Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
Tue. May 26 Portland, OR @ Holocene w/ School of Seven Bells
Thu. May 28 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill w/ School of Seven Bells
Fri. May 29 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour w/ School of Seven Bells
Sat. May 30 Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar w/ School of Seven Bells
Sun. May 31 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room w/ School of Seven Bells
Tue. June 2 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk w/ School of Seven Bells
Wed. June 3 Denton, TX @ Hailey’s w/ School of Seven Bells
Thu. June 4 Little Rock, AR @ Sticky Fingerz w/ School of Seven Bells
Fri. June 5 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In w/ School of Seven Bells
Sat. June 6 Columbus, OH @ Skully’s w/ School of Seven Bells
Fri. June 19 Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
Sat. June 20 Birmingham, AL @ City Stages Music & Arts
Sun. June 21 Newport, KY @ Southgate House
Sat. June 27 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Tue. June 30 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Fri. July 24 New York, NY @ South Street Seaport – Seaport Music Festival, Pier 17
Sat. July 25 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas w/ Dan Friel
Sun. July 26 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel w/ Dan Friel
Mon. July 27 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ Dan Friel