dandelion gum is rad
I'm a bit surprised at just how much I love Dandelion Gum, the new record from Pittsburgh's Black Moth Super Rainbow. I mean, I really enjoyed The House of Apples & Eyeballs too, but I guess I just sort of assumed that was because of the Octopus Project's involvement. Plus, bands with names as incredible as Black Moth Super Rainbow usually fail to live up to their insane monikers. Well it turns out that these guys are really great, and as a result, Dandelion Gum has been my go-to driving music for the past week or so.
The whole album feels like a dream fusion of your favorite low-budget early-'80s kids show, vocoder and mellotron-laden French synthpop, and the entire decade of the '60s. The band says it's a "concept record about witches who make candy in the forest," which inexplicably begins to make sense the more you listen to gems like "Rollerdisco" or "When the Sun Grows On Your Tongue" or this, the whimsical "Sun Lips."
Black Moth Super Rainbow Sun Lips
Dandelion Gum comes out on May 15, just in time to be the soundtrack for your summer. Pre-order it here for only 10 bucks. The band also likes to give away free mp3s, which can be found here and here. Here's a remix by Austin's the Octopus Project:
Black Moth Super Rainbow Drippy Eye (Octopus Project remix)
Speaking of the mellotron, you can waste a good 10 minutes of your work/school day messing with the authentic mellotron samples provided at this cool little site.