Friday, April 27, 2007

Band of the Week

Black Moth Super Rainbow

Close your eyes and image that you are a robot, painted pink with flowers and rainbows. You are mechanically running through a field of digital grass and artificial heather, approaching your equally robotic soul mate. The sun is fluorescent and bright, reflecting off of the tin and polish of the two of you and your spring of robo-love. You collide with a clank as springs and bolts are exposed in this afternoon of hot synchronized delight. Now open your eyes, you have just experienced the sound of the Pittsburgh band Black Moth Super Rainbow (BMSR).

The details surrounding the band members is somewhat of a mystery, if you look at their myspace page the members are listed as follows; tobacco, the seven fields of aphelion, power pill fist, iffernaut and father hummingbird. But is it really important as long as they continue to make amazingly spaced-out robotic jams. Even though they have been releasing music as BMSR since 2003, my first exposure to their sound was through their release last year with The Octopus Project "The House of Apples & Eyeballs". That disc was amazing, but it was hard to tell what BMSR would sound like on their own. However, after listening their new album "Dandelion Gum", out May 15th on the great Chicago label Graveface, their is no doubt that they had a big impact on the Apples & Eyeballs record. Dandelion Gum is an amazing album that almost tells a story, possible the story I told above, but their is definitely a story of love and loss mixed in with these electronic sounds.

Check Out: Black Moth Super Rainbow - Sun Lips (live)

Sun Lips (mp3)
Lost, Picking Flowers in the Wood (mp3)
Drippy Eye (mp3)

Dandelion Gum (5/15/07 Graveface)
Forever Heavey/Jump into my Mouth and Breath the Stardust/Melt me/Lollipopsicord/ They Live in the Meadow/Sun Lips/Rollerdisco/Neon Syrup for the Cemetary Sisters/The Afternoon Turns Pink/When The Sun Grows on Your Tongue/Spinning Cotton Candy in a Shack Made of Shingles/Drippy Eye/Lost, Picking Flowersin the Woods/Caterpillar House/Wall of Gum/Untitled Roadside Demo

Pre-order Dandelion Gum here.

Spiracle (mp3) from House of Apples & Eyeballs
Psychic Swelling (mp3) from House of Apples & Eyeballs

For more infomation on Black Moth Super Rainbow (and more mp3's) visit their website.