Pittsburgh’s enigmatic Black Moth Super Rainbow go down like a heavy trip, laying slippery grooves that land between disco and hip-hop beneath oozing synths and the otherworldly machine-voice of frontman Tobacco, who is back in band mode after a 2010 solo disc released on self-started label Rad Cult. There must be something inspiring about working alone, as he’s completely restaffed his band for fifth album Cobra Juicy. It’s a concise batch of pop songs with tight structures, the occasional fat slash of guitar, and a bit more gravity—all without sacrificing the spiritual sugar high. You can get your fix at Manhattan’s Bowery Ballroom on Dec. 5, Brooklyn’s Music Hall Of Williamsburg on Dec. 6, and Philly’s Union Transfer on Dec. 7.

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