“Baby’s in the Void” Black Moth Super Rainbow

"Babys in the Void" by Black Moth Super Rainbow is Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day'
Black Month Super Rainbow

For the last decade, BMSR and frontman TOBACCO have explored the periphery of evil and extreme color, alternating between absurdly bright beauty and the slashed throat sinister. A sound impossible to replicate, as though it burst fully formed from a paisley-painted fire hydrant stationed in hell. They combine the aesthetically gorgeous with the hideously ugly to create a psychedelic uneasiness usually only seen in old oil paintings.

We know scarcely anything personal about BMSR frontman TOBACCO. There’s his government name, Tom Fec. A few photos if you want to Google, most of them in a mask. He’s done enough interviews where he patiently breaks down the creative process and the ideas espoused, but has mostly resisted the soul-snuffing admissions expected from contemporary musicians. In that vein, he’s closer to a Boards of Canada, DOOM, or Aphex Twin—periodically visible but opaque—emotional but unwilling to exploit the self-mythology and cult that cropped up around him.

Black Moth Super Rainbow
Panic Blooms
(Rad Cult)
Street Date: May 4, 2018

Panic Blooms
Baby’s in the Void
Rip on Through
One More Ear
Bad Fuckin Times
New Breeze
Aerosol Weather
June July 28
Bottomless Face
Permanent Hole
To the Beat of a Creeper
We Might Come Back
Harmlessly
Backwash
Sunset Curses
Mr No One

Black Moth Super Rainbow
TOUR DATES

THU 5/31 WASHINGTON, DC Black Cat
FRI 6/1 PHILADELPHIA, PA Union Transfer
SAT 6/2 NEW YORK, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
SUN 6/3 BOSTON, MA Brighton Music Hall
THU 6/14 CINCINNATI, OH Urban Artifact
FRI 6/15 DETROIT, MI El Club
SAT 6/16 CHICAGO, IL Metro
SUN 6/17 COLUMBUS, OH Skully’s Music Diner
6/22 – LONDON, UK, Royal Festival Hall – Meltdown Festival*
6/24 – LONDON, UK Royal Albert Hall*
6/25 – PARIS, FR Olympia*
6/27 – AMSTERDAM, NL AFAS Live*
FRI 8/10 PITTSBURGH, PA Mr. Smalls
SAT 8/11 LOUISVILLE, KY Headliners
SUN 8/12 ASHEVILLE, NC Orange Peel
TUE 8/14 AUSTIN, TX Mohawk
WED 8/15 HOUSTON, TX White Oak Music Hall
FRI 8/17 ATLANTA, GA Masquerade (Hell)
SAT 8/18 NASHVILLE, TN Mercy Lounge

* = with Nine Inch Nails