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After collaborating with GZA on “The Drop I Hold,” the Black Lips have found a more seamless super grouping via the Almighty Defenders, their new project with fellow garage howlers King Khan and Mark Sultan. We’re told the idea for the band emerged after the Lips fled India and ended up crashing at Khan’s place in Berlin. The 11 tracks were recorded at Moon Studios in said city. Take a listen to the booming, chivalrous third song “Bow Down and Die” to get an idea of what to expect. You can also inspect the album art’s upside down cross more clearly and then try to figure out what “Death Cult Soup n’ Salad” will sound like.

01 “All My Loving”
02 “The Ghost With the Most”
03 “Bow Down and Die”
04 “Cone of Light”
05 “Jihad Blues”
06 “30 Second Air Blast”
07 “Death Cult Soup n’ Salad”
08 “I’m Coming Home”
09 “Over the Horizon”
10 “She Came Before Me”
11 “The Great Defender”

The Almighty Defenders is on LP and digitally 9/22 via Vice.

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Comments (5)
  1. Here we got 2 of the funnest bands, playing music today, together at last. I think we all knew it happen eventually and here it is. Now this is going to be a sick tour.

  2. You don’t even need to hear this to know it’s the greatest ever… but once you do, things only get more fun. Fuck yeah!

  3. yessssss. this was exactly what i was expecting from this collaboration. so sick!

  4. This song is really good. If we can get two great albums from the Black Lips in 2009 (the first one being 200 Million Thousand), I’ll be a really happy camper.

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