This is a crazy mashup of 70's influenced progressive synth rock and daft punk vocordered vocals, kind of trip hoppy and electronic. It's dance-psychadelia. How this has anything to do with Pittsburgh I have no idea. There are bands that defy geography, like deerhunter, I can't relate that sound to Atlanta, but maybe it's the isolation...the idea that there isn't the heavy outside influence. There might be room to experiment, they might not be as bombarded or even have the expectation of being on Pitchfork someday. I guess everyone does, they're all waiting to be discovered in some way, but maybe it's less imagined in places like pittsburgh, I have no idea.
They are using really authentic analog synth instruments and seem like they make an effort to be able to play this stuff live, it's not set up as a lot of backing cut up samples or anything. Definitely out on their own not a part of anything. Almost instrumental at times but always weird.
And that's hardly the only slice of vinyl BMSR will serve up this year: The trippy troupe also delivers the "Zodiac Girl" 7" via Suicide Squeeze on May 6, as previously reported. Catch of whiff of the weirdness that is Black Moth Super Rainbow at any of the act's upcoming live dates.
BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW - ZODIAC GIRLS/ The fields are..
Hailing from a city which is unexpectedly know for it's avant-garde sensibility, Pittsburgh's Black Moth Super Rainbow intricately infuse a psychedelic pastiche that seamlessly weaves between the world's of folk, electronic and pop. 2007 was a big year for the band, not only did they release the critically acclaimed, Dandelion Gum which garnered accolades from such publications as Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, The Village Voice and MTV. The band also scored opening slots for acts The Flaming Lips and Aesop Rock. This limited edition 7" features two brand spanking new tracks from these innovative rockers. Side - A Zodiac Girls and Side - B The Fields are Breathing are choc full of the bands signature sound of electro, synth-pop rock. 7" includes a coupon for a free download of the single in MP3 format.
Another week of the podcast was sadly missed...I'm going to be off for a little bit being in the middle of a move, but will be back shortly, check out some past episodes and I will be back.