Published Jul 11, 2012Black Moth Super Rainbow have a new album on the way, but in order to give it a suitably bizarre roll-out, the Pittsburgh psych experimentalists need your help. The band have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the release of Cobra Juicy, which is due out this fall through their BMSR's own Rad Cult Records.
According to a press release, Cobra Juicy "declares death to hippies, excising all things flower power and tightening up what sprawl there was into a nastily bright pile of fuzzed guitar, live bass, hot synths and stubby rhythms," making for "eleven pieces of hard candy licked, dipped in dirt, and wrapped up for you."
Yet, despite all of this weirdness, it's also said to be "the most personal Black Moth Super Rainbow record yet."
The band will be releasing the new collection in a strange new format: a latex mask with a USB stick embedded in its tooth, which contains the album. It's backlight reactive and is modelled after the face on the album cover (see above). Some of the masks were painted by the band members, and there's also a vinyl edition with a 3D lenticular album cover, plus CDs and digital downloads.
To spread the word about the Kickstarter campaign, Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! filmed a promotional video for the band. Watch that below.
As of press time, the band are more than halfway to their $45,000 goal and they have until August 9 to complete it. Go to Kickstarter to read about all of the goodies you can earn in return for your donation, including stickers, Polaroid photos, exclusively drawn album sleeves, a roller skating party, and much more.
To make the deal even sweeter, the band will sign any item for no additional cost, because they are "not charging you for wanting your fresh new stuff all written on." Read more and contribute right here.