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This is the time of year when everyone gets very confused and worried about who’s going to win big at the Grammys, and we are not facing down the sad likelihood that the music industry is about to anoint Macklemore as a 12 Years A Slave-esque juggernaut. So I’m sure you won’t be shocked to… More »

We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

Hey, there were some good videos this week! Two of the five videos below come from the directing team of Casey Raymond and Ewan James Morris, neither of whom I’d ever heard of before. They even came out on the same day. Nice work, Casey Raymond and Ewan James Morris! We’ve got those, as well… More »

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Photos: Burgerama Four

Burger Records held their fourth annual Burgerama festival at the Observatory in Santa Ana this past weekend. The two-day fest featured appearances from bands like Together PANGEA, Fidlar, La Luz, Gang Of Four, Public Access T.V. and many, many more. Ty Segall and Weezer were the headliners, and Rivers Cuomo’s dad Frank Cuomo made a… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 30, 2015 - 12:22 pm

Watch Jonah Hill Cover Drake, Scarlett Johansson Cover New Order, Stephen Malkmus Cover The Black Crowes, Jarvis Cocker Cover Celine Dion For Vice’s 20th Birthday In Brooklyn

There was a not-entirely-common sight down around the Brooklyn Navy Yard last night. Dozens of cabs lined the street, because depending on where you’re coming from the Navy Yard can kind of be a pain to get to, and also because NYC’s been doing this thing where it’s decided to just rain constantly in December,… More »

By: Ryan Leas / December 6, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Vice Turns 20 Party Brings Insane Lineup Feat. Karen O, Lil Wayne, Stephen Malkmus, Pussy Riot, Jonah Hill & Spike Jonze, Jarvis Cocker, Many More To Brooklyn Tomorrow

Vice is throwing an invite-only party tomorrow night in Brooklyn to celebrate their 20th anniversary, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner — who will be part of the house band along with Andrew Wyatt, Pauli PSM, and Jack Lawrence — posted the lineup for the event on his Twitter account tonight. It’s pretty crazy:… More »

By: James Rettig / December 4, 2014 - 8:57 pm

Ariel Pink Dissed By Grimes, Dismissed By Madonna

Ariel Pink has been agitating people lately, between his trolly comments on misogyny and the Westboro Baptist Church and his whole “maced by a feminist” story. Just yesterday, Pink said in an interview that he had been asked to work with Madonna and gave a harsh assessment of the pop star’s body of work, saying… More »

By: James Rettig / October 14, 2014 - 9:33 am

Watch The Black Lips Call In To Mock Gene Simmons On Huffpost Live

Gene Simmons was the guest on HuffPost Live yesterday and did a live Q&A with online viewers. The Black Lips called in via webcam covered in black-and-white face paint a la KISS and mocked the singer. Band member Jack Hines said, “We’re here to tell you that the day of misogynistic, sexist rock’n’roll is over! More »

By: James Rettig / August 12, 2014 - 10:37 am

Photos: Austin Psych Fest 2014

This past weekend Austin Psych Fest hosted a ton of great bands that generally would fall under the umbrella of being psychedelic. That is a gratefully wide definition which led to a varied and far-reaching lineup. Current psych masters like Panda Bear and of Montreal performed alongside old guards like the Zombies while stranger, more… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 5, 2014 - 4:33 pm

Black Lips – “Funny” Video

Black Lips recently released the album Underneath The Rainbow, and now have a video for the track “Funny.” Starring the band playing on stage while puppeteers make marionettes dance around them, it’s an easygoing and silly video that must have been a good time to make. At least it’s definitely a relief from the last… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 22, 2014 - 5:13 pm

Watch Boy George & Black Lips Cover T. Rex’s “Bang A Gong (Get It On)”

Atlanta garage-rock miscreants the Black Lips have a history of playing with random-ass famous people; one of the worst shows I ever saw was one where they backed up GZA at SXSW a few years ago. Things worked out a lot better earlier today in Philadelphia, where the band was playing one of WXPN’s Free… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 18, 2014 - 5:05 pm

Black Lips – “Nightmare Field” Video

Fresh from the pressing plant, and fresh off some interesting comments about hip-hop, the Black Lips have a new video for “Nightmare Field.” Directed by Bryan Bankovitch, and recorded at Living Room Studios in Atlanta, the video shows the Black Lips all dressed up as the Pink Angels — greaser-ed up and motorcycle-ready. Watch. More »

By: Sam Behrens / March 27, 2014 - 11:27 am

Black Lips’ Cole Alexander Clarifies Rapper Criticisms

In a recent A.V. Club interview about his hatred of Lorde’s “Royals,” Black Lips guitarist Cole Alexander offered some remarks about rap music that struck some readers as racist. Specifically, while bemoaning Drake’s suburban background and alleged lack of edge, Alexander said he likes his rap “evil,” “ghetto,” and “ratchet” among other descriptors. He also… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 26, 2014 - 5:10 pm

Black Lips’ Cole Alexander Disses Lorde, Drake, & Macklemore

Cole Alexander, guitarist for Atlanta garage-rock mainstays the Black Lips, recently took part in “Hate Song,” an A.V. Club interview series in which various prominent types talk about songs that they can’t stand. As Pitchfork points out, in his interview, Alexander revealed himself to be a hater of Lorde’s 2013 smash “Royals,” a song I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 25, 2014 - 11:38 am

Black Lips – “Justice After All” Video

Black Lips’ woodsy, Patrick-Carney-assisted Underneath The Rainbow is out today, and the garage rockers have marked the occasion by releasing a video for album track “Justice After All.” Directors Andy Capper and Danilo Parra filmed the band in concert and roaming the streets in their hometown of Atlanta and interspersed those images with clips from… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 18, 2014 - 12:04 pm

Stream 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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 3, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Black Lips – “Justice After All”

Late last year, Black Lips announced their Patrick Carney-assisted new album, Underneath The Rainbow, which was followed by lead single “Boys In The Wood.” Today, the Atlanta band have dropped another Rainbow track, “Justice After All,” which provides additional evidence of the forthcoming LP’s rootsy Southern influence. Check it out. More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 11, 2014 - 1:10 pm

Black Lips – “Boys In The Wood” Video

When the newest single from Black Lips came out we were promised two things: it would be about “bathtub drugs” and “bathtub gin.” It delivered, and now its video features even more of that. What starts out as a video about just getting super duper high in the woods (recommended) turns into an orgy of… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 22, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Black Lips – “Boys In The Wood”

When we heard about Black Lips’ rootsy new Patrick-Carney-assisted LP Underneath The Rainbow, we were promised a song called “Boys In The Wood” (pun) about “doing bathtub drugs and drinking bathtub gin.” That song is here, and it lives up to the hype in that it indeed sounds like Black Lips doing roots rock. Trebly… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 17, 2013 - 11:19 am

Black Lips Underneath The Rainbow Details

The last Black Lips album was 2011’s Arabia Mountain, which found them working with two very different producers, retro pop and hip-hop specialist Mark Ronson and Deerhunter guitarist Lockett Pundt. That producer roulette keeps on spinning; as Rolling Stone reports, next year they’ll be back with their seventh LP, Underneath The Rainbow, half of which… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 12, 2013 - 10:34 am

Lonnie Holley – “From The Other Side Of The Pulpit” (Feat. Bradford Cox & Cole Alexander)

Lonnie Holley is a 63-year-old visual artist from Birmingham, Alabama, and he’s been a part of the so-called outsider art world for more than 30 years. Late last year, he released Just Before Music, his debut album, and next month he’ll follow it up with the sophomore LP Keeping A Record Of It. Holley ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2013 - 10:20 am
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