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by Andrew Sacher
Psych synthesists Black Moth Super Rainbow are preparing to self release their new album, Cobra Juicy, on October 9 and though they record all of the music themselves at no cost, they're funding the album on Kickstarter to offer different physical versions of it. As with all Kickstarter campaigns, different levels of donations get you different rewards, and for this album they vary from a simple CD release to vinyl in a lenticular sleeve, to a limited edition mask emulating the "Ugly Orange Head" that graces Cobra Juicy's album artwork. That's a picture of the mask being worn by BMSR leader Tobacco above. The cover art version is below.
The band have revealed two tracks from the album so far, "Spraypaint" and "Windshield Smasher," both of which you can stream below. Both tracks are still weird, but "Spraypaint" is actually a pretty beautiful sounding song as far as BMSR go.
The band will be supporting the album with a US tour this fall which comes to NYC for shows on December 5 at Bowery Ballroom and December 6 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for the MHOW show go on sale Friday (7/27) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (7/25) at noon. There is currently no ticket link for the Bowery Ballroom show.
A list of all dates, song streams, and cover art are below.
Black Moth Super Rainbow - "Spraypaint"
Black Moth Super Rainbow - "Windshield Smasher"
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Cobra Juicy
Black Moth Super Rainbow -- 2012 Tour Dates
10/27 - Savannah, GA @ Graveface Fest
10/29 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
10/30 - Miami, FL @ The Stage
10/31 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
11/01 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
11/02 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
11/03 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
11/04 - Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/06 - Dallas, TX @ The Loft
11/07 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
11/08 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
11/09 - Columbus, OH @ Outland Live
11/10 - Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
12/03 - Boston, MA @ Paradise
12/05 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
12/06 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
12/07 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
12/08 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall