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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Black Moth Super Rainbow Conquers Kickstarter, Releases New Single, Eats Your Face

Posted by on Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 1:28 PM

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  • Rad Cult
  • This creepy mask can be yours!

It makes sense when people describe Pittsburgh's Black Moth Super Rainbow as "psychedelic," since they can kick up clouds of spacey strangeness with the best of them, but Tom Fec folds in doses of glam and fuzzed-out funk that distinguishes his crew from most other psych acts.

The new single, "Windshield Smasher," has even elicited comparisons—a lot of comparisons—to Gary Glitter and Michael Jackson (though I hear little of the latter). I doubt that ever happens to Psychic Ills.

After four full-length albums, highlighted by 2007's Dandelion Gum and 2009's Eating Us, I wouldn't think Fec would need—or even want—to use Kickstarter to fund his fifth record, but that's exactly what he's done, since he's self-releasing Cobra Juicy after a seven-year run on adventurous Georgia indie Graveface.

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  • Rad Cult
  • Fittingly bizarre label logo

Since Fec, aka Tobacco, set it up, he's more than doubled his $45,000 goal. With two days to go, it's at $117,977. For as little as $1, he's offering a download of the single plus an instrumental and remix; for $16, a CD plus the Psychic Love Damage EP and a set of stickers. And! He's also listing an LP with lenticular 3D cover and the blacklight-reactive mask above. I'm too cash-strapped to take advantage of most Kickstarter campaigns, but I made an exception for this one.

The first video was released earlier today. As you can probably tell: it's kind of a bummer!

I noticed that one enthusiast even pledged a cool $3,000. Let's hope they make it good. I follow Ann Magnuson on Facebook, and someone who pledged $900 towards her Jobriath project provided a bad credit card number. For shame!

Comedian Eric Wareheim (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) takes on the testimonial:

Rad Cult releases Cobra Juicy on October 9, 2012. BMSR will be on tour from October 27 through December 8, but no Seattle dates have been announced yet.

 

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Sean Jewell 1
The bassline for that song is basically Michael Jacksons "Thriller" bassline sped up. Don't think I would've noticed on my own either, but since you mentioned that, it's a dead ringer. Love BMSR! Thanks.
Posted by Sean Jewell http://https://twitter.com/cursedjewell on August 7, 2012 at 4:15 PM · Report this
Kathy Fennessy 2
@1 I wondered what folks were talking about, i.e. the comments on the original Soundcloud listing. I thought they were referring to the vocals, which sound more like Green Gartside-gone-chillwave.
Posted by Kathy Fennessy http://kathleencfennessy.blogspot.com/ on August 7, 2012 at 5:02 PM · Report this
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Technically, it's Indian Thriller: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDKcevMFU…
Posted by hoohrv on August 7, 2012 at 5:43 PM · Report this
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Technically, it's Indian Thriller: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDKcevMFU…
Posted by hoohrv on August 7, 2012 at 5:45 PM · Report this
Kathy Fennessy 5
@4 Great catch!
Posted by Kathy Fennessy http://kathleencfennessy.blogspot.com/ on August 9, 2012 at 12:43 PM · Report this

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