Sunday, May 12, 2013

Black Moth Super Rainbow (5/9/13)

This show first caught my attention because of The Hood Internet.  I've been listening to these guys for quite a while, and even saw them before at the B-Side.  Knowing Hood Internet well, I quickly switched my focus to the actual headliner (Black Moth Super Rainbow) and immediately picked up on their enigmatic presence in the music industry.  I was intrigued, but not blown away… but was definitely looking forward to the show.

The Hood Internet (no longer a duo?) was good.  The mixes were upbeat with the trademark blend of indie pop rock & rap.  My only critique would be the lack of danceability… it skirts around it and teases you, but just doesn't quite close the deal

The Hood Internet (5/9/13)

So I'm going to regress here for a minute with BMSR. I guess I was expecting a mysterious, dark, and odd-looking lead singer.  I was shocked to see this beefy, attractive guy sheepishly hidden behind this monitor and producing the trademark vocals while turning knobs and pressing keys.  Not at all what I was expecting.  What I also wasn't expecting was how consistently good the whole show was!  I honestly only spent cursory time with their new Cobra Juicy release, but listening to it now after seeing them live, is quickly becoming a new favorite.  Once I was able to get past the vocal treatments, the quality of the actual music is quite refreshing.

In addition to the lead singer being hidden, visually - not one word was spoken to the audience.  And as you'd expect, none of the photos came out either - probably something they mysteriously made happen as well.

Black Moth Super Rainbow (5/9/13)

Black Moth Super Rainbow (5/9/13)

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