Release Date: Jun 20, 2006
Record label: Matador
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
Perhaps the glasses that accompany BrightBlack Morning Light's self-titled album say enough about the record itself. They're of thin paper, with a rainbow, three marijuana plants, and the phrase "resisting Babylon system one rainbow at a time" drawn on the face. To aid in achieving this stated goal, putting on the glasses blurs the wearer's vision and not only makes rainbows appear but all capitalist yearning for mindless consumption vanish.
Emerging like rays of sunshine after a thunderstorm, Northern California by way of Alabama duo Brightblack Morning Light's self-titled full-length wanders down from beachside camp sites and mountain top refuges, bringing with it enough self-created mysticism and hippie vibes to make even the most die hard tokers take pause. Channeling supposed links to Native American roots and a bone deep, metaphysical connection to our beleaguered planet, lifelong friends and musical conspirators Rachel "Rabob" Hughes and Nathaniel "Nabob" Shineywater's Matador debut features endless Mother Earth paeans and lazy strolls through rainbow imagery. Thankfully, the music that accompanies their lyrical flights of fancy and ever so stoned imagery soothes the chafing caused by such unabashed and often lurid flower power ranting.