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The Black Lips Interview

Meet the Black Lips – the self-proclaimed “flower punk” band from Georgia. It’s been just over a year ago since, Arabia Mountain, their sixth full-length hit the stands – but its not like this four-piece is at a loss of things to talk about. MVRemix.com got down and dirty with Jared and Cole of the Black Lips when they passed through Montreal to play Osheaga Music & Arts Festival. Crazy tour stories, fish sticks and plans for the next album are all on tap in this interview. How are you…

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The Black Lips – Arabia Mountain album review

While the late nineties were peppered with foul-mouthed shock rock and offensive yet strangely metered personalities who were easy for the media to latch onto and vilify (at least until everybody grew up to realize that Marilyn Mason was not in fact the boogie-man we’d all hoped he’d turn out to be and instead, maybe, was a really nice guy), there was not a long line of bands waiting to step into GG Allin’s urine soaked shoes.  And then, freshly expelled from their high school in the wake of the…

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BLACK LIPS RELEASE NEW VIDEO TO KICK OFF THEIR US TOUR

BLACK LIPS RELEASE NEW VIDEO TO KICK OFF THEIR US TOUR NEW BRIAN BUTLER-DIRECTED “MODERN ART” VIDEO PREMIERED YESTERDAY, TOUR BEGINS TODAY IN CARRBORO Gearing up for what amounts to nearly three solid months of touring (full dates below), Atlanta’s “flower punk” progenitors Black Lips yesterday released a mind warping new video for Arabia Mountain track “Modern Art” via Pitchfork. The song marks the first publicly available taste of the nine album cuts (of 16 total) produced by top 40 pop mastermind Mark Ronson, and features some of the long…

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BLACK LIPS ANNOUNCE ARABIA MOUNTAIN ALBUM TRACKLIST, RELEASE DATE

BLACK LIPS ANNOUNCE ARABIA MOUNTAIN NEW MARK RONSON-PRODUCED ALBUM IN STORES JUNE 7th ON VICE RECORDS Founding fathers of Atlanta’s “flower punk” movement the Black Lips are set to release Arabia Mountain, their sixth full-length album, June 7th on longtime label Vice Records. Arabia Mountain was recorded between Brooklyn and Atlanta over the last few months of 2010 and with the collaborative assistance of celebrated DJ and producer Mark Ronson, Lockett Pundt of Deerhunter, and a human skull with a microphone jammed into it. Arabia Mountain also marks the first…

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BLACK LIPS EXTEND US TOUR WEST COAST DATES ADDED AS ANTICIPATION FOR NEW MARK RONSON PRODUCED ALBUM BUILDS

BLACK LIPS EXTEND US TOUR WEST COAST DATES ADDED AS ANTICIPATION FOR NEW MARK RONSON PRODUCED ALBUM BUILDS Atlanta’s Black Lips, notorious master artisans of hook-laden psychedelic garage-pop, and one of the most irresistible live bands around, are extending their US tour this summer. In addition to previously announced dates with Vivian Girls set for this April, the quartet will be bringing their sunny sounds up and down the west coast in June for a run of dates with NY’s punk/hardcore ragers Cerebal Ballzy. Fresh out of the studio with…

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Black Lips US Tour Dates 2011

BLACK LIPS TOUR DESCENDS ON THE US THIS SPRING EAST COAST AND MIDWEST TOUR WITH VIVIAN GIRLS LAUNCHING IN ANTICIPATION OF NEW MARK RONSON PRODUCED ALBUM DROPPING EARLY SUMMER Widely renowned as one of the best rock live acts in the touring circuit, Atlanta’s supreme purveyors of psych-tinged garage-pop Black Lips are set to bring their raucous and jubilant stage antics across the US this summer. Fresh out of the studio with top 40 studio wizard Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Busta Rhymes, etc), the band will be debuting a smattering…

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THE BLACK LIPS TO TAKE OTHER ATLANTA MUSICIANS TO TASK ON BASKETBALL COURT BAND TO DONATE THEIR EARNINGS FROM THE EVENT TO CHARITY, CHALLENGE OTHER PARTICIPANTS TO DO THE SAME

THE BLACK LIPS TO TAKE OTHER ATLANTA MUSICIANS TO TASK ON BASKETBALL COURT BAND TO DONATE THEIR EARNINGS FROM THE EVENT TO CHARITY, CHALLENGE OTHER PARTICIPANTS TO DO THE SAME The band will be receiving $5,000.00 for their participation in the event, the whole of which they will be donating to the Auditory Verbal Centre Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of deaf children, some of whom have been outfitted with cochlear implants in order to play music. More info on the charity can be found here: http://www.avchears.org/…

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BLACK LIPS DO “DRUGS” ON NATIONAL TELEVISION, KICK OFF 2010 WITH WEST COAST TOUR DATES WATCH THEIR LIVE PERFORMANCE OF “DRUGS” FROM LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY HERE SELECT TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA IN JANUARY 2010

BLACK LIPS DO “DRUGS” ON NATIONAL TELEVISION, KICK OFF 2010 WITH WEST COAST TOUR DATES WATCH THEIR LIVE PERFORMANCE OF “DRUGS” FROM LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY HERE SELECT TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA IN JANUARY 2010 Last week Black Lips took to the airwaves with their live performance of “Drugs”, the rough and rollicking single featured on their most recent album 200 Million Thousand (VICE Records). Filmed during their September 25th New York show supporting Yo La Tengo at the Roseland Ballroom, “Drugs” aired Thursday October 29th on NBC’s…

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BLACK LIPS PREMIERE NEW VIDEO FOR “LET IT GROW” ON PITCHFORK.TV, PLAY SELECT US SHOWS IN OCTOBER

BLACK LIPS PREMIERE NEW VIDEO FOR “LET IT GROW” ON PITCHFORK.TV, PLAY SELECT US SHOWS IN OCTOBER Black Lips, perhaps the world’s most nefariously consistent live band and raucous pioneers for a new generation of psychedelia-steeped garage rock have released their fourth video from 200 Million Thousand (VICE Records). For the searing gem “Let It Grow”, director Matt Dilmore filmed exclusively with the late 90’s kids camera Vidster, creating a unique effect incomparable in resolution to today’s HD standards but rife with character. Appropriately translating the strange odyssey Black Lips…

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