Top Albums of 2007: #06. Black Moth Super Rainbow - Dandelion Gum

#06. Black Moth Super Rainbow - Dandelion Gum

I know that there are plenty of electronic jam bands out there. I have been to Bonnaroo after all. But there are few electronica acts that can manage to actually remind me of the greatest 70's jam bands. Black Moth Super Rainbow is like Battles' cooler little brother, who smokes pot and isn't quite as nerdy about drums and math rock.

It's a suspect claim for sure, but I would say that Dandelion Gum's first track, "Forever Heavy" is as rockin as any old school Allman Bros jam.

Dandelion Gum is like the classic rock of the Jetsons. I don't care if it's the work of a band or a dj, or a mind-controlled python. It sounds damned good.

Much like rap and rock came together for a shining, golden moment in the late 90's with nu metal, rock and electronica are having illigitimate babies all over the music scene these days. Evidently these guys are much more well known over in California, which is where they're from. Over yonder, there's an entire musical scene just like this.

Fuck those Cali kids. They get jeeps, sex, sun, AND the best electronica? Fuck them.

Anyways, Dandelion Gum is hopefully just the beginning of these guys careers. Last I heard, they were touring with Aesop, which seems to indicate a strong following. People up here really dig 'em, and you tend to hear the album blasting out of pot smoke filled dorm rooms.

I wouldn't be surprised if this album ends up becoming more and more famous. Considering its broad appeal, it might end up being considered a classic of our time.

(download it here)

Nathaniel Tyson

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