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Tobacco – “Eruption (Gonna Get My Hair Cut At The End Of The Summer)”

Tobacco is part of the mysterious psychedelic Pittsburgh group Black Moth Super Rainbow, and when the mood strikes him, he also releases music on his own. He hasn’t dropped a new album since 2010’s Maniac Meat, but now he’s announced plans to follow that one up with a new LP called Ultima II Massage. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2014 - 3:11 pm

Stream Black Moth Super Rainbow Cobra Juicy

Psychedelic Pittsburgh synth-murk unit Black Moth Super Rainbow raised a whole fuckton of money on Kickstarter to fund the release of new LP Cobra Juicy, and that album’s release is now imminent. We’ve posted early tracks “Windshield Smasher” and “Gangs In The Garden,” and now we get to hear the whole entire thing. Click below… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 16, 2012 - 12:13 pm

Black Moth Super Rainbow – “Gangs In The Garden”

The lurching, psychedelic Pittsburgh production unit Black Moth Super Rainbow will self-release Cobra Juicy, their new crowd-funded album, later this month. We’ve already heard the charged-up single “Window Smasher” and seen its awesomely ridiculous video. And now we’ve got another song from the album, a breezy burp of an electro jam called “Gangs In the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 1, 2012 - 1:04 pm

The Black Keys – “I Got Mine (Tobacco Remix)”

Way the hell back in 2008, Black Moth Super Rainbow member Tobacco remixed the Black Keys stomper “I Got Mine,” giving it a stuttering psych-rap makeover. That remix was never released, and Tobacco eventually mined its parts and turned it into his own track “Super Gum.” (That video, I should point out, is entirely NSFW.)… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 30, 2012 - 12:04 pm

Serengeti – “Be A Man” (Feat. Tobacco) (Stereogum Premiere)

The Georgia indie Graveface is launching a new Charity Subscription Series, a 7″ singles club that’ll send its proceeds to a wide range of worthy causes. The series will include music from people like Mount Eerie, Dosh, Xiu Xiu, and Mike Watt. And the first in the series unites Chicago art-rapper Serengeti with Tobacco, one… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 21, 2012 - 9:15 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In this space, I usually try to write something about whatever connecting threats might run through the five videos I pick for the week. That’s not happening this week. I absolutely cannot think of a single thing that these five videos have in common with one another, other than me enjoying all of them. So:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 10, 2012 - 3:06 pm

Black Moth Super Rainbow – “Windshield Smasher” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Pittsburgh melt-pop toxic avengers Black Moth Super Rainbow are priming the world for their new Kickstarter-funded album Cobra Juicy, and their new song “Windshield Smasher” pushes their bubbling-tar sound in friendlier directions. The video, however, is something else entirely. Director Bo Mirosseni gives the song a straight-surreal take on Dead Prez’s mob-rules “Hell Yeah” video,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 7, 2012 - 11:24 am

Black Moth Super Rainbow – “Windshield Smasher”

Synth-psych mutants Black Moth Super Rainbow recently took to Kickstarter to raise the funds necessary to self-release their new album Cobra Juicy. And as I’m writing this, they’ve raised nearly twice their $45,000 goal, so this thing is definitely coming out. Below, check out a song from the album, a catchy piece of melting po… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 24, 2012 - 4:31 pm

Black Moth Super Rainbow – “Spraypaint”

The two members of decayed-noise synth experimenters Black Moth Super Rainbow have been busy with side projects in recent years, but they just got back together to release a mysterious new song called “Spraypaint,” an oddly pretty joint that makes copious use of vocodered vocals, online. There’s no news, as of yet, where the track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 3, 2012 - 2:41 pm

Tobacco – “Grape Aerosmith” (Feat. Beck) Video

In which a working stiff experiences raw sirloin bursting through his skin to the sounds of Beck’s disembodied moans and pleasantly dusky vocals, overtop Tobacco’s “Terrible Lie” reminiscent synth-wonk spunk. The album’s called Maniac Meat, which might explain at least one visual herein. Allen Cordell directs. It’s the second track (after “Fresh Hex“) we’ve heard… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 28, 2010 - 5:26 pm

Tobacco – “Fresh Hex” (Feat. Beck) (Stereogum Premiere)

We brought you “Sweatmother,” the first bit of electronic nastiness (in a good way) from Tobacco’s upcoming Manic Meat LP, and mentioned that other tracks featured one Beck Hansen. Why not? He’s not doing a lot these days. I was wondering if Beck’s contribution would show through Tobacco’s murk, but his work on “Fresh Hex”… More »

By: jessica / April 15, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Tobacco – “Sweatmother”

Black Moth Super Rainbow’s Tom Fec takes a pause from chewing dandelion gum to offer a harsher serving of Tobacco via Maniac Meat. (Black Moth’s Eating Us suggests another angle in the mastication theme.). It’s the official, non-reissued followup to Fucked Up Friends and features Beck Hansen on a couple of tracks, though this brief… More »

By: brandon / March 31, 2010 - 9:21 am

Black Moth Super Rainbow Remix Air (Stereogum Premiere)

The psychedelic Pittsburgh analog experimentalists contribute a thick layer of dandelion gum to Love 2’s pastoral, carefree “Sing Sang Sung.” Black Moth Super Rainbow’s teeming fuzz keeps the song pleasant, but does bring a bit of darkness to the picnic. Or, more accurately, a bit of barometric pressure. It’d go well with the animated mushroom-sproutingMore »

By: brandon / November 4, 2009 - 10:07 am

New Black Moth Super Rainbow Video – “Born On A Day The Sun Didn’t Rise”

On first hearing the lead single from BMSR’s Eating Us, we noted it paired “that familiar vocoder spillage with hazy lush, stardusted instrumentation, and bouncy ’60s drum beats.” The track also came with a press photo involving at least one machete, which now plays like a tease for this rather memorable video. The clip come… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 15, 2009 - 2:01 pm

The Go! Team Remix Black Moth Super Rainbow

There’s a playful swing and groovy tunefulness at the core of Black Moth Super Rainbow’s psychedelic happy-jam “Twin Of Myself,” which makes it as perfect a BMSR song as any for this unlikely remix from UK party-starting genre benders, the Go! Team. There isn’t too much manipulated, actually — the Go! Team remix retains the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 18, 2009 - 10:10 am

New Black Moth Super Rainbow Video – “Dark Bubbles”

Drink a pot of coffee before you read this post. Not so you can blow “Dark Bubbles,” because this video for the track by Pennsylvania psych troupe Black Moth Super Rainbow’s focuses on trippy trampolining in some dark crystal world, and it works well on a jittery caffeine buzz. It was created by the LA-based… More »

By: brandon / May 5, 2009 - 9:19 am

New Black Moth Super Rainbow – “Born On A Day The Sun Didn’t Rise”

Pennsylvania psychedelics Black Moth Super Rainbow, now expanded to a sextet, are following up 2007 breakthrough Dandelion Gum with their forthcoming fourth album Eating Us. The fixation on mouths and mastication (see, also, Tobacco) is fitting for a band composing such sweet, poppy, immediately consumable sound trips: See Eating’s lead track “Born On A Day… More »

By: brandon / April 21, 2009 - 10:59 am

CMJ ’08: Tobacco Delivers, Looks Creepy @ Mercury Lounge

Last year, Black Moth Super Rainbow’s Tobacco issued a DVD titled Fucked Up Friends, suggesting what you should do (get fucked up) and who you should do it with while watching. This week Fucked Up Friends is out on record, without the visuals, although being at Merc in extreme darkness while the masked man did… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 24, 2008 - 11:33 am

New Black Moth Super Rainbow Video – “Sun Lips”

If anyone mentions a rainbow these days, there’s usually a pot of Radiohead beneath it. Switching that frequency some, the mysterious western Pennsylvania psych troupers Black Moth Super Rainbow offer the life aquatic in the video for “Sun Lips,” a standout from their mid-melting sun-showering Dandelion Gum.

(Via P4K)

Remind… More »

By: Stereogum / October 18, 2007 - 12:20 pm