BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW SIGNS WITH WAXPLOITATION
In a pairing that seems predestined, the almost indescribable Black Moth Super Rainbow has signed to Waxploitation. Tobacco, a key member of Black Moth Super Rainbow, will also work with Waxploitation on his forthcoming solo project.
Waxploitation is a record label, management company and music publisher also known for its commitment to humanitarian causes.
It”s not clearly fixed which of the three or four hats Waxploitation will wear at any given moment with BMSR, but chaos is underrated. “To us it”s more important to simply be down with an artist and lend support in all aspects of their vision, rather than limit our role to a one-dimensional category” says a spokesperson for Waxploitation.
Black Moth Super Rainbow has gained notice for its sleek, disorienting music, anchored by acoustic synthesizer hooks and a passion for summer. Rolling Stone has called “it mind-blowing, interstellar psychedelic pop. Think Air, but peppier, Bright Black Morning Light but freakier.” Pitchfork gushes, “most of the time, you can’t understand a thing being said, but here, that’s not a problem: The meaning of the music comes through regardless.”
“We work with just a few artists, but once in a while something comes along and we know we can”t live without it. Black Moth Super Rainbow was an addiction too good to pass up.” says a spokesperson for Waxploitation.
Established in 1996, Waxploitation serves innovative artists by a variety of means. As a management company, it provides a home for a diverse host of creative, uncompromising acts including Danger Mouse and Gnarls Barkley. Its most recent release as a label is Causes 1, a Darfur benefit compilation featuring unreleased tracks from Animal Collective, Death Cab for Cutie, the Cure and others. As a publisher, Waxploitation represents a powerful catalog, including Young MC”s “Bust a Move” and Tone Loc”s “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina.”