Above is documentary Noisey made of Black Lips touring Lebanon, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Cyprus, and more. In an interesting turn of events the Black Lips have agreed to play in America this year. So check them out at SXSW and more.
UPCOMING BLACK LIPS SHOWS:
Mar 13-17 Austin, TX SXSW
Mar 18 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Mar 19 Felton, CA Don Quixote’s International Music Hall
Mar 20 Santa Barbara, CA SoHo
Mar 21 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
Mar 22 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Mar 23&24 San Diego, CA Casbah
Apr 6 Phoenix AZ Marquee Theatre
MP3: Black Lips — Dance With You (spin)
Black Lips leak one of two new unreleased b-sides from their “Sick Of You” single. Sick of You in on the Lips’ recently released album Arabia Mountain on Vice Records
The Black Lips festival tourdates after the jump.
Talk amongst the Lollapalooza vets that I’ve been hanging out with the past few days is that this year’s lineup isn’t one of the strongest and that rather than having to decide between 2 or 3 great bands almost every hour of every day, there are now a few stretches where you show up early and sit through a band you don’t know much about just to secure a spot for a band a little further on down the lineup.
I missed seeing Friendly Fires due to getting a late start and having a long lunch. When I got to the media tent, I quickly spotted Mick Jones (The Clash/Big Audio Dynamite) talking to ABC Radio. After he was done, I asked if I could get a quick picture and he willingly obliged. (I’m proudly sporting the Ohio Mixtape t-shirt from Alison Rose).
MP3:The Black Lips: Best Napkin I Ever Had
MP3:The Pack: We Want Some Pussy
MP3:Pierced Arrows: The Doorway
This Ender piece is from a Dayton graffiti jamm. The Black Lips and Pierced Arrows songs are from Scion Split 7 inch that will be out July 6th. The bands get the paper.
The Pack’s verison of “We Want Some Pussy” is not on their upcoming album Wolfpack Party, which is out 8-24.
MP3:KillahPriest: Psalm Of Satan FeatSabacRed&IllBillFromLaCokaNostra
Illegally fun jump-off. The Killah Priest Song is about Satan and it guesst Sabac Rec and Ill Bill. It’s on Killah Priests up coming album The Three Day Theory out 7-27.
Every week i get a bunch of MP3’s sent to me that I don’t know what to do with. I am gonna post them here with graff and make it my own little Life Sucks Die
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Oh man, great show, big price tag.
THE RACONTEURS W/ BLACK LIPS
MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2008
THE LC – OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATER
COST: $32 Advance and $35 Day of Show
On Sale Date: APRIL 4 – 10AM
MP3: New Wave Hippies
Psychedelic Horseshit frontman Matt Whitehurst is young Pac in the flesh. Doesn’t mean I like Pac or that Matt’s mom was a crackhead. I never even liked Tupac. But I like the idea of Tupac as in a public figure who will say anything in public and not give a fuck. And it meant something to him and other people. Obviously, they don’t sound anything like Pac, but you smell me playboy.
To me Psychedelic Horseshit’s new album “Magic Drone Flowers” (Stiltbreeze) sounds like when my mom told me to do chores on a Saturday afternoon while she was listening to her old records: a mixture of Bob Dylan and me running over rocks to break the lawn mower so I wouldn’t have to cut the grass again. Or putting a fork in the dishwasher so it would break. Or vacuuming up broken lightbulbs.
During my drunken interview with Matt we talked about the new album, fighting with Deerhunter, philosophy, protesting, and how the Black Lips live album was in fact recorded in the studio.
WF-My favorite song on the record is “New Wave Hippies”. Are you angry at those people or is it just an observation?
MW-It’s kind of an aggravated observation I guess. When I first wrote it, initially it was directed at a certain scene in America’s Underground. As I wrote it, it took on different meanings. “New Wave Hippies” doesn’t necessarily mean jam bands. It’s about people who have a voice in the media and they don’t use it for anything. They just talk about bullshit.
WF-I mean are you talking about “wilderness white”, like Animal Collective fans that are former ravers?
MW-It’s all of that really. It’s the new wave aspect of Hippies. It means the generation of hippies. Like Deerhunter and Animal Collective and shit. People that use electronics. It’s not just about music.
WF-You say something like they don’t protest. They hang out on little machines.
MW-They hang out on little screens. It’s about blogging. It’s not like the 60’s that shit isn’t going to happen. Everyone sits at home and talks about bullshit on a computer instead of getting out and saying things.
WF-Well on the split 7 inch you did with Times New Viking, you said “I am not a man. I have no soul. I don’t care about politics and things I can’t control.” Do you feel like you should be out doing something or do you think everything is bullshit?
MW-I don’t know. I guess I am stuck in between those things. That’s a good question. I should be out doing something. But everything is bullshit and I feel a sense of hopelessness in the world. It’s like if you don’t have an army to go out and fight with then its no question that you will get killed.