Black Moth Super Rainbow at Mr. Smalls

Published On November 9, 2012 | By Kymbo Slice | Music

Pittsburgh’s own Black Moth Super Rainbow is set to play Mr. Smalls tomorrow, Saturday, November 10, in support of their latest release, Cobra Juicy, which has been touted as their most ambitious and accessible album to-date. It came to be as the result of a very successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, which raised $125K for the project. BMSR’s front man Tom Fec, better known as Tobacco, released the album on his Rad Cult label. In previous interviews he has talked about shelving the BMSR project entirely and doesn’t know under which moniker he’ll release the music he’s making at the time of conception, but there’s no doubt this latest project has been a slam dunk for Fec, who is joined by guitarist Ryan Graveface, recently profiled in this City Paper article.

You can stream Cobra Juicy in its entirety below. Chance is are if you’re familiar with BMSR, you don’t need this album to sell you on going. For new fans, however, giving this a listen is recommended.

We also find it interesting to note that local prop and costume gurus Specter Studios were heavily involved with BMSR’s Kickstarter campaign and new album. We spoke with Eanna Holton, Specter’s Business and Operations Manager, to get the scoop on how they helped.

“We met Tom Fec of Black Moth while working our booth at the HauntCon convention held in Monroeville convention center this past June (incidentally this is also the convention I was filmed at for The American Scream documentary currently being shown on Chiller Network). Not long after he contacted Specter Studios about having us sculpt and manufacture a full head latex mask based off of the album art work for Cobra Juicy.

The sculpt was done, and ten copies were pulled with an assortment of different paint schemes. These ten were then worn and featured in the first music video off of the album, “Windshield Smasher”. We then produced an additional 500 Masks which they used as incentives for their Kickstarter backers at the $75 level”.

Those who pledged at the $75 level received the following, which were exclusive to the first 140 backers at that level:

“{MASK!!!} THE ONE! Hand-numbered, backer-exclusive color scheme, blacklight-reactive BMSR Ugly Orange Full-Head latex mask (from the album cover). These are made by artists in Pittsburgh and painted by hand (why they’re so limited) – comes loaded with everything from the “GOOD TIME DIGITAL DOWNLOAD” tier on a usb stick jammed in the mouth like a tooth, and a Cobra Juicy vinyl sticker set.”

Get out and catch Black Moth Super Rainbow this Saturday at Mr. Smalls. Tickets are $14 and will be sold at the door. Click here for more information.

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