Black Moth Super Rainbow have dropped a double-dose of news today with the announcement of a split 7″ with Alessandro Cortini that is set for release in record stores only. The vinyl single, which is out on March 23, 2018, will include the BMSR song “Baby’s In The Void,” which is also now streaming online.
“Baby’s In The Void” has all the trademarks of a classic BMSR song, with a chill atmosphere, trilling synthesizers and the vocoder-drenched vocals of frontman Tobacco. While the song will be released on the limited vinyl single, it can also be purchased on wax when the band releases their new full-length album Panic Blooms on May 4, 2018 – it’s the second track on the record. It follows the lead single from the album, an extremely pop-oriented (at least for the band) track called “Mr. No One.”
Panic Blooms will be released by Rad Cult as a double LP/CD/cassette. It is the band’s first new album since 2012 when they dropped Cobra Juicy. The mysterious psych-synth group from Pennsylvania broke out when they released their masterful debut Falling Through A Field.
In addition to BMSR, Tobacco has launched his own extremely well-regarded solo career. He released Sweatbox Dynasty last year.
Black Moth Super Rainbow / Alessandro Cortini Split 7″
Side A: Black Moth Super Rainbow – “Baby’s In The Void”
Side B: Alessandro Cortini – “Ipermercato”
In addition new recorded music, BMSR will also embark on a tour in support of their new album. The tour launches just after the release of Panic Blooms in Washington, DC – an appropriate location considering the title at least in some ways refers to the general anxiety many face coming from the leaders in our nation’s capital. They’ll play a festival, Meltdown (which is curated by Robert Smith of The Cure) in London before returning to the United States. In August they’ll start the tour up again with a hometown show on 08/10 with six more dates announced so far across the South.
Black Moth Super Rainbow Summer 2018 Tour Dates
05/31 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
06/01 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
06/02 – New York, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/03 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
06/14 – Cincinnatti, OH – Urban Artifact
06/15 – Detroit, MI – El Club
06/16 – Chicago, IL – Metro
06/17 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
06/22 – London, UK, Royal Festival Hall – Meltdown Festival*
06/24 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall*
06/25 – Paris, FR – Olympia*
06/27 – Amsterdam, NL – AFAS Live*
08/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
08/11 – Louisville, KY – Headliners
08/12 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
08/14 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
08/15 – Houston, TX -White Oak Music Hall
08/17 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)
08/18 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge