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Black Moth Super Rainbow @ Neumos [Seattle]
May 20, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 2:00 am15$
Neumos and KEXP Present
Black Moth Super Rainbow with The Hood Internet + Oscillator Bug
Monday May 20, 2013
$15 ADV // 21+
BMSR frontman, Tom Feck (bka TOBACCO), started producing crazy synthed-out noise music in the mid-90s under the moniker of Allegheny White Fish. As time went on and more members joined the project, the band name shifted, as well; from SatanStompingCaterpillars and, ultimately, to Black Moth Super Rainbow. Their first album under the BMSR name, Falling Through A field, was released 10 years ago and included material from the previous SSC output. After their tremendously-received 2007 LP, Dandilion Gum, came out, they found themselves opening on a tour with the Flaming Lips–some might argue that the increased sonic fuzz appearing on the Lips‘ following Embryonic album was even a direct result of BMSR‘s influence.
Between the release of 2009‘s Drippers and their newest album, Cobra Juicy, the future of the band had been up in the air. TOBACCO continued to establish a promising solo career of his own, finishing his second solo full-length, Maniac Meat (2010) to critical acclaim and collaborating with folks that range from Aesop Rock to Beck, while putting out rap beats and even a split 7″ with Black Bananas. Drippers had slightly mellowed their trademark raw, buzzing analog synth and vocoder sound to something a bit more akin to the likes of French duo, Air, and the frontman began to consider that they may have lost their edge. Historically, Feck would scrap projects after a period of time, because they would bore him and run their course. BMSR seemed to be able to avoid such a fate, but maybe not. An entire BMSR album was even scrapped and explained away by the frontman as something that he didn’t feel was worth people spending their money on. But something changed in him, a spark of sorts, that allowed him to put together the aggressive, churning, radioactive monster that is Cobra Juicy. Self-released and funded by a Kickstarter campaign, donors received such unorthodox perks as a demonic sliced-orange face black-light-reactive rubber mask like the one on the album cover, that had a USB stick featuring the album, jammed into it like a tooth. $10,000 would have even scored you a roller skating party thrown by TOBACCO himself. As evidenced by the title of the lead single, “Window Smasher” Cobra Juicy is more than just a return to form, it’s as driving and energetic as they’ve ever been. A lot of groups play with electronics these days, but most of them don’t electricute the shit out of you, throwing rusty appliances in the hot tub. Cobra Juicy is like being catapulted through space without a suit, your flesh disintegrating from your body and eyes constricting until they explode. It’s an acid bath on DMT. In other words, this should be quite an experience. Go see them live.
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