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Black Moth Super Rainbow, “Eating Us” (2009) by Trevor Kiv
April 14, 2009, 1:15 am
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At last, we have received Eating Us, the follow-up to Black Moth Super Rainbow’s psychedelic 2007 release, Dandelion Gum. Crafting sticky sweet retro electronica via authentic keyboards and samples straight out of 70’s, BMSR have carved out a comfortable niche in modern electropop. To be honest, I haven’t even given this one a spin yet, but if Dandelion Gum and Fucked Up Friends (by side-project Tobacco) is any guide, this one will be atop many people’s year-end list come December.

–Trevor Kiv

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Emerging Artists: Drink Up Buttercup by kayzimbo

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No, you read that correctly.  It’s not Build Me Up Buttercup, but “Drink up Buttercup” and they are one of the best things to recently come out of Philly.

With a fuzzy, rough recording that actually brings me back to the original recording of Titus Andronicus (which I prefer to the new), they managed to keep me on their Myspace long enough to listen to each and every song. These days, that’s a feat in and of itself.

Their harmonies make it sound like there is a chorus backing the instruments and bring a 70’s feel into the “Dub/Grime/Psychedelic” rock they have going for themselves.  Their song “Sosey and Dosey” brought me back to a creepy circus scene in any cheesy horror movie and “Gods and Gentlemen” immediately had me bouncing my head along with the beat.

Be sure to check out their Myspace, along with Captain Dum Dum, a side project of Farzad Houshiarnejad.  While it’s more electronic and eerie, it’s incredible and a great contrast to the upbeat feeling of Drink Up Buttercup.

–Kyra Zeller

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