Black Lips - Underneath The Rainbow

On their new album Underneath The Rainbow, Atlanta garage-rock warriors the Black Lips, once known for stunts like drinking their own piss onstage, are mellowing out considerably. The band co-produced their new album with the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney, and early tracks like “Boys In The Wood” and “Justice After All” have a bit more Southern boogie-rock influence than we’re used to hearing from these hellions. And right now, you can stream the entire new album at Soundcloud (via Noisey).

Underneath The Rainbow is out 3/18 on Vice. Also, Pitchfork reports that the band will be playing what they call “scented shows” on their forthcoming tour, with each event supposedly made to echo “ocean,” “cedar,” “moon,” “denim,” “squid ink,” “fire,” and “semen (if the man only ate fresh plums for about a week).”

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  1. This is epic! These guys are bringing back classic . My only critique is that the vocals are too audibly colored–the strokes, jack white, and now the black keys have a lot to answer for for making mid-60′s-sounding vocals being in vogue. Aside from that, this is a great album. Looking forward to this band becoming the new Coldplay!

    • Surprise surprise, I now read that Dan Carney is the producer. The second track has a much better sounding vocal and a different singer sounds like, so maybe this isn’t a problem across the entire album–just that first one .

  2. Maybe it’ll grow on me, but usually I look to these guys to scratch the raucous itch and this isn’t quite doing it.

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