Music video or not, “Caterpillar Queen” by indie alternative rock band King Black Acid invites listeners into a murky world of psychedelia.
Given the context of the video, one might theorize that King Black Acid believe the song to be a metaphor to be a kind of scientific process the band goes through in order to find interesting new discoveries musically and lyrically.
Although that is a conjecture, the facts do show that “Caterpillar Queen” is a rhythmic cinematic pop track mixed by Hugo Nicolson (Radiohead, Beck, Father John Misty). We theorize it is the lead single from the band’s album The Rainbow Lodge, newly released on Cavity Search Records / Mazinga Records. We hypothesize that if you’re a fan of Arctic Monkeys, Pixies, Cage The Elephant or Flaming Lips that you’ll want to hear all the King Black Acid You can get your hands on.
“King Black Acid is a collective of musicians arranged and orchestrated by founding member Daniel Riddle. Daniel’s projects have toured and shared stages with Elliott Smith, Nirvana, Low, Moby, Sonic Youth, The Dandy Warhols, Faith No More, Dead Moon, Menomena, The Fugees, Arctic Monkeys, Spacemen 3, and quite a few others. King Black Acid’s music can be heard in movies and television shows such as CSI Miami, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, UnderWorld III Rise Of The Lycans, The Mothman Prophecies, WitchBlade, Dream With Fishes, Do Me A Favor, Phoenix, MTV’s Real World, CNN Sports and many others.”
“Caterpillar Queen” can be found on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify. You can (and should) buy The Rainbow Lodge on vinyl with all the digital perks via Bandcamp.