In the biography section of his Facebook page, the Houston, Texas-based rock n' roll artist who calls himself Moth Wings tells readers more about life itself than his own origins: "It's all about perception, and it's all about meaning," he writes. "When moths can stand in the place of butterflies, the world will know true diversity in art." The page also features photos of Spencer Fort, aka Moth Wings, scooping the pulpy black-and-white insides out of a dragon fruit, then eating it like an apple—doubtless a nod to DragonFruit (self-released, 2017), which debuted in September and prompted Moth Wings' current national tour.
Fort's energetic lo-fi rock ranges from instrumentally dense to ethereal and spare, but it always perfectly matches—or maybe informs—his nostalgic aesthetic, which shows itself in everything from his floral outfits, '70s-inspired shoulder-length hair and oversized sunglasses to the color-warped film-style photographs filling his website.
Catch Moth Wings performing live at Vista Bar at 9 p.m. on Nov. 24.