Release Date: May 4, 2018
Record label: Rad Cult
The opening warbles of Panic Blooms tease out Black Moth Super Rainbow's now-customary contradictions: acceptance and unease, disintegrating textures and clear melody and vocoder lyrics both precise and cryptic. But where earlier BMSR recordings let those opposites pull together into warped, messy spirals of sound, Panic Blooms seems set in the aftermath of pulling too far and feeling something rip. Six years after the Pittsburgh weirdo collective's last full-length, they dare you to drift along a 16-track trip of desolation, unease, and strange beauty.