“I like to put a song on repeat in headphones and fall asleep, Dalí-style, in a chair, with a spoon in my hand.” Bassist Jack O’Brien talks about the Austin-based band’s approach to videos, open communication and creating innovation music.
While Doc Aquatic’s Sunday show at Bele Chere was not the final set of the festival, the local band’s potent mix of psychedelic experimentation and relaxed indie-rock played like the final word on a weekend’s worth of music. Photos by John Zara.
Black Moth Super Rainbow is a psychedelic exercise in contradictions. It’s vocals are processed into a robotic hum, and it’s melodies emanate from a host of synthesizers well suited for a sci-fi soundtrack. Yet there’s something undeniably organic about the warm analog effects, a lingering humanity so buoyant it survives the unrelenting tide of mechanics.