Black Moth Super Rainbow
Western PA’s Black Moth Super Rainbow hasn’t abandoned a psychedelic aesthetic by any means on Eating Us, their latest LP for Graveface. Joined by producer David Fridmann (Mercury Rev, Flaming Lips, Mogwai), they create indie pop soundscapes that swarm with trippy effects; this is especially evident on “Born on a Day the Sun Didn’t Shine.”
But despite these sonic artifacts, there’s little of the languor sometimes associated with psych in their new compositions. On “Dark Bubbles” and “Iron Lemonade,” there’s a focused determination to the proceedings. “Tooth Decay” and “Twin of Myself” explore additional electronic elements in some of the band’s most fetching and accessible work to date. Indeed, one might suggest that the band has poised itself to gain wider currency and, one hopes, more frequent airplay. Meanwhile, “Gold Splatter” and “Fields are Breathing” prove them still capable of fertile jamming.
Thus, with Eating US, BMSR maintains a venturesome spirit while creating music with pithy punch and versatile appeal.