October 23, 2012

The Daily Choice: Black Moth Super Rainbow – Windshield Smasher

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Black Moth Super Rainbow has been off my musical radar for a while. After the early excitement over there acid-tripped vocals and deep, crunk-like electronica faded, the band sort of disappeared from my musical rotation. So it’s nice to tap back in a few years later and find a different Black Moth Super Rainbow, but one I’m still inextricably drawn to. Gone are the days of vocoders and theremins in the forest, green-dusted fairies dancing at the edge of your field of vision, replaced by a streaky, dirty version of bubblegum pop. “Windshield Smasher” feels like a fairy-tale first gone electric and then gone horribly, horribly sour. The villainous cronk that Black Moth Super Rainbow use to such great effect in the end overtakes the more delicate, poppy strains of the song, and the good old fashioned feeling of electronica gone-fucked up returns in full force.

Black Moth Super Rainbow’s new album Cobra Juicy is out today on their record label Rad Cult.

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