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 time the Lips have worked with an outside producer. Mark Ronson, best known for his production work with the likes of Nas, Adele, Kaiser Chiefs, Duran Duran, Lily Allen, and Amy Winehouse, recorded nine of the album’s tracks at MetroSonic studios in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, amid a 10-day bender of late nights and one hospital visit. He then came back to Atlanta’s Living Room studio for an additional 5 days to add the finishing touches.

“I was already a fan of the Black Lips coming into it and I definitely didn’t want to fuck up anything,” Ronson told Rolling Stone in December. And fuck up he did not. The production tests the limits of modern amplification technology, harkening to the full, meaty sound of Fun House or Lola Versus Powerman or whatever your favorite record of 1970 is.

The Black Lips will be touring the new material up and down the Eastern Seaboard with garage-pop ladyband the Vivian Girls in April, and again on the West Coast with skateboarding hardcorers Cerebral Ballzy. Full dates below.

ARABIA MOUNTAIN TRACKLISTING

1. Family Tree
2. Modern Art *
3. Spidey’s Curse *
4. Mad Dog *
5. Mr. Driver *
6. Bicentennial Man «
7. Go Out And Get It «
8. Raw Meat *
9. Bone Marrow *
10. The Lie *
11. Time
12. Dumpster Dive
13. New DIrection *
14. Noc-a-homa
15. Don’t Mess My Baby *
16. You Keep On Running

* produced by Mark Ronson
« produced by Lockett Pundt

WATCH EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF BLACK LIPS IN THE STUDIO WITH MARK RONSON AT ROLLINGSTONE.COM

BLACK LIPS SXSW SHOWS:
3/16/11 Van’s Showcase Emo’s
3/17/11 VICE Showcase Club Deville
3/18/11 Filter Showcase Lustre Pearl

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
(all April dates w/ Vivian Girls)
4/6/11 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
4/7/11 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
4/8/11 Washington, DC Black Cat
4/9/11 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
4/12/11 New York, NY Webster
4/13/11 Pawtucket, RI The Met
4/14/11 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
4/15/11 Montreal, QC Le National
4/16/11 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
4/17/11 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
4/19/11 Columbus, OH Outland Live
4/20/11 Newport, KY Southgate House
4/21/11 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
4/22/11 Chicago, IL Logan Square Auditorium
4/23/11 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
4/25/11 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
4/26/11 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont Club
4/27/11 Dallas, TX The Loft
4/28/11 Austin, TX Emo’s
4/29/11 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
4/30/11 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon

5/6/11 Barcelona, SP Bikini Venue
5/7/11 Santiago de Compostela Sala Capitol
5/8/11 Madrid, SP Sala Heineken
5/9/11 Montpellier, FR Rockstore
5/11/11 Strasbourg, FR La Laterie
5/12/11 Hamburg, DE Grunspan
5/13/11 Berlin, DE Festsaal Kreuzberg
5/14/11 Munich, DE Garge Fest (Feierwerk)
5/16/11 Amsterdam, NL Trouw Amsterdam
5/17/11 Paris, FR 104
5/18/11 Brussels, BE Les Nuits Botanique
5/19/11 London, UK The Garage
5/20/11 Liverpool, UK Sound City Fetival (The Masque)
5/21/11 Cheshire, UK Friends Of Mine Festival
5/22/11 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club
5/24/11 Glasgow, UK Stereo
5/25/11 Dublin, IRL The Button Factory
5/26/11 Cork, IRL Cypress Avenue
5/27/11 Galway, IRL Roisin Dubh
5/31/11 Zurich, CH Exil

(all June dates w/ Cerebal Ballzy)
6/9/11 San Diego, CA The Casbah
6/10/11 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
6/11 & 12 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
6/14/11 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
6/15/11 Vancouver,BC Commodore Ballroom
6/16/11 Seattle, WA Neumos
6/17/11 Boise, ID Knitting Factory Concert House
6/18/11 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
6/19/11 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
6/21/11 Tucson, AZ Plush
6/22/11 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room
6/23/11 Costa Mesa, CA The Detroit Bar
6/24/11 Los Angeles, CA The Music Box
6/25/11 Pomona, CA The Glass House

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