Rating: 4.5 / Format: CD / Label: Graveface

You know what, it’s fine being a rock band with a load of stupid psych imagery and no balls if you write the kind of hooks that Animal Collective hit upon after like, sixteen albums, or if you can make sounds that make the hairs on my neck stand on end like the opening bars of MGMT’s ‘Kids’ do. But Black Moth Super Rainbow do neither of these things, and I’m forced to conclude that they really are sacless wonders.

Dave Fridmann, who worked on stuff like The Soft Bulletin and Oracular Spectacular, produced this, and with his track record and the way people are going nuts for pseudo-cosmic rock right now, Eating Us could plausibly have been Black Moth’s Merriweather Post Pavillion. But really, it’s not; it’s just a load of wishy-washy space cadet wah-wah with nothing new or adventurous about it. Maybe it’s worth owning though, ’cause you never know when you’ll meet a chick who’s really into Topshop headbands and you need to be all "hey, if you like Bat for Lashes you’ll love this" to impress her into bed. Sorry, not my (ball)bag.

Jay Shockley

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