Well, what kind of music video do you expect from a band whose members are named Tobacco,The Seven Fields of Aphelion, Power Pill Fist, Iffernaut and Father Hummingbird? Pennsylvania-based psychedelic-pop outfit Black Moth Super Rainbow are releasing Eating Us on May 26, and they'll be playing material from said "dark bubblegum freakout" at Exit/In on June 5.
The only BMSR record I'd really spent much time with before this one was Start a People, which I enjoyed thoroughly. Occasionally the "fi" on that album is of a "lo" variety, though lo-fi recordings don't particularly bother me when that approach isn't utilized egregiously. But Black Moth certainly have no shortage of compelling melodies, and Eating Us features relatively seamless meshing of samples and live instrumentation that's sharp and full; probably doesn't hurt that Dave Fridmann produced. I have to warn you, however: If you're not a fan of vocoder, stay far, far away from this record. It's a bit like Air, were Air to take a slightly more psychedelic approach. Or if Dan Deacon toned it down a notch. RIYL: Caribou/Manitoba, Broadcast, Xiu Xiu, The Octopus Project (with whom BMSR composed a record a few years back), et cetera. They've permitted us to share the opening track from Eating Us with you. Listen to it.