Black Moth Super Rainbow - "Windshield Smasher” (MP3)

Sound it Out # 32: Black Moth Super Rainbow - "Windshield Smasher”

There’s a guy in Pittsburgh who calls himself Tobacco. He's been making music as Black Moth Super Rainbow since 2003. His sound has transitioned from disjointed psychedelia to more guitar-heavy dance music, though all of it has a trippy element to it. It shouldn’t surprise you that people enjoy doing drugs and going to see Black Moth Super Rainbow play.

Black Moth Super Rainbow just finished a very successful (and entertaining to read) Kickstarter campaign, raising over $125,000 to release the new album Cobra Juicy. Premiums included a haunted house tour, a roller skating party and hand-painted, glow-in-the-dark masks with a USB stick jammed into the mouth like a tooth. Eric Wareheim starred in one pitch video for the campaign.

“Windshield Smasher” is the new song from Cobra Juicy. It's sort of like a malevolent stadium anthem that gets progressively weirder. Listen and download below.


BONUS: Here’s the video for “Windshield Smasher”.  I tend to hate music videos, but this one kept me watching all the way through.


  1. Black Moth Super Rainbow is a group, which originally included Tobacco, The Seven Fields of Aphelion, Father Hummingbird, and Power Pill Fist. Glancing at the wiki now, it looks like the later two members have left  and Ryan Graveface, Iffernaut, and Bullsmear have joined. And who says Tobacco is even a man?

  2. I once had the misfortune of seeing Black Moth Super Rainbow open for someone. They were the worst band I’d ever seen live and I’d forgotten all about it until now. So, thanks, sort of.

    1. Here’s a tip: listen to “Dandelion Gum”. It’s a great album … an awesome album. This band is, for me, the one that found the best ways of making electronic based music.

  3. I’m a couple days late to this party, so I don’t know if anybody will see this but here’s a tobacco song/video I just love.

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