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Best Coast, Wavves, Black Lips, Hunx Model Garage-Rock Fashion For GQ

’60s-style garage-rock seems to exist in a state of perpetual revival, but the people making the music these days sure dress nicer than they did back in the ’90s bowling-shirt era. Someone at GQ (where, full disclosure, I’ve done some freelance work) noticed, and they put together a new photo spread that features various leading… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 31, 2013 - 8:55 am

Download Adult Swim’s Garage Swim Compilation

Right now, like no time since Crypt Records’ mid-’90s heyday, the American indie underground is flush with excellent pedal-mashing, hormone-driven garage rock revivalists. And now, the great minds at Adult Swim have rounded up many of the best for their free-download Garage Swim compilation. We’ve already posted the Black Lips song “Cruising,” but the finished… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 6, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Black Lips – “Cruising”

There’s something about this time of year that just makes some loud, boozy garage rock sound perfect. I guess other people think that too, considering some of the releases of late. Deerhunter’s wonderfully chaotic new album is out very soon, Thee Oh Sees recently dropped one of their best records yet, and now Adult Swim… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 30, 2013 - 4:56 pm

The Black Lips – “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” (Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson Cover)

Outlaw-country gods and longtime buddies Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson recorded a veritable shit-ton of songs together, but their most famous is probably the lightweight 1975 shuffle “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys.” Lately, Willie Nelson has been flipping the chorus around in concert, changing it to “Mammas Don’t Let Your… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 1, 2013 - 12:54 pm

S.S. Coachella Jamaica Diary & Photos

The S.S. Coachella sailed from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Jamaica and back between 12/19 and 12/23, along the way featuring performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, and many more. Andrew Youssef was on hand to document the cruise for Stereogum. His diary is below. Check out his photos in the gallery. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / December 26, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Watch A Deranged Val Kilmer Perform With The Black Lips At Fun Fun Fun Fest

Last weekend, your Stereogum crew was supposed to travel to Austin to cover Fun Fun Fun Fest. But Hurricane Sandy wrecked those plans, and it looks like that means we missed a hell of a spectacle: Hurricane Val Kilmer. The festival’s Friday afternoon program had a hole in it for a mystery guest and that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 5, 2012 - 9:34 am

Black Lips – “Noc-A-Homa” Video

The video for Atlanta garage warriors Black Lips’ psych-rock gutter-gargle “Noc-A-Homa” doesn’t exactly make a whole lot of straightforward sense, but it’s something about a homeless native American band who joins forces with the band, playing a softball team full of assholes, after he gains some kind of magical strength through garbage. It also ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 26, 2012 - 2:48 pm

Win 4 Insound Exclusive Band T-Shirts (Cloud Nothings, Black Lips, Das Racist, Kurt Vile)

Last year, we gave a batch of t-shirts away from Insound’s Delicious Design League project, and this year, we’re doing the same with a new slate of t-shirts, this time a set of designs created for Insound by UK artist Dominic Owen. The winner will receive the entire set, which includes exclusive designs for Cloud… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 11, 2012 - 9:49 am

Lotus Plaza – “Christmas In Whosbekistanstanstan”

Label/tastemakers CoCo Art, in step with the season, posted their third annual Roam For The Holidaze compilation featuring contributions from Lotus Plaza (Deerhunter’s Lockett Pundt), Old King Cole Younger (the Black Lips’ Cole Alexander) and many others. Download Lotus Plaza’s track, which nominally merges Dr. Seuss and Herman Cain mythologies, as well as Alexander’s track… More »

By: Corban Goble / December 27, 2011 - 1:23 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / November 18, 2011 - 4:47 pm

Black Lips – “Raw Meat” Video

Strangely timed, yes, but today’s new Black Lips videos features the Lips dudes as corrupt cops in New York. It stars Leo Fitzpatrick — let me clarify that — Johnny Weeks from The Wire and model Janell Shirtcliff. It’s the first Black Lips video we’ve posted since the rather pukey “Family Tree,” so that’s something… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 15, 2011 - 2:25 pm

Watch Bradford Cox Become Joey Ramone

At a Black Lips show in Conley, Georgia over the weekend, Deerhunter/Atlas Sound frontman Bradford Cox came to the stage dressed as another famously tall and gawky frontman, Joey Ramone. Cox, in a black wig and a black leather jacket, joined the Black Lips as they covered Bobby Freeman’s “Do You Wanna Dance” the exact… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 13, 2011 - 9:03 am

Black Lips – “Family Tree” Video (NSFW)

One wondered if, when Black Lips signed up to work with Mark Ronson for Arabia Mountain, the band was maturing, settling down, and focusing on its artwork. I think the new video for “Family Tree” easily dispels that notion — there’s a crucifixion scene (Cole), some Black Lips signature puking, and buckets of pig blood… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 8, 2011 - 3:59 pm

Artist Polaroids From Lollapalooza 2011

Lollapalooza celebrated its twentieth anniversary in Chicago over the weekend with headline performances by Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, and Muse. It was the support acts, however, that really excited us. So like he did at Bonnaroo, our tireless photog/artist wrangler Graeme Flegenheimer (with help from The Impossible Project) distributed Polaroid cameras and film to 23… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 8, 2011 - 11:45 am

Black Lips – “New Direction” Video

The Black Lips make playful use of a green screen in their Jake Burghart-directed video for “New Direction.”… More »

By: brandon / July 15, 2011 - 4:24 pm

How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be see… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 5, 2011 - 1:07 am

Black Lips – “Modern Art”

The two-minute, singing saw-laced “Modern Art” appears on Black Lips’ forthcoming Mark Ronson-produced Arabia Mountain. That’s the cover art above. The song:… More »

By: brandon / May 2, 2011 - 1:50 pm

SXSW Thursday: Featuring Austra, Mister Heavenly, Chelsea Wolfe

Here lies our documentation of Thursday in Austin. For more, check our list of 32 Must See Bands this week, and our coverage from Wednesday. (That’s Zola Jesus above, by Ryan Muir.) Click on:… More »

By: Stereogum / March 18, 2011 - 6:13 pm

Black Lips Made A Video On The Bruise Cruise

Black Lips just announced their next album, titled Arabia Mountain. It’ll be out this summer, which makes this first video for “Go Out And Get It!” very appropriate. It was filmed during the band’s Bruise Cruise, which we mentioned back in August. The trip happened 2/25-28, so this video, filmed on the deck of the… More »

By: jessica / March 3, 2011 - 2:26 pm

Black Lips, Vivian Girls Headline Inaugural Bruise Cruise

The Bruise Cruise is a three-day cruise from Miami to the Bahamas, featuring the Black Lips, Vivian Girls, open bars and gambling. It happens February 25-28, and you should probably make this your honeymoon. It kinda seems expensive at $500 a person, plus $115 fee, but that does include your room and all your meals. More »

By: jessica / August 4, 2010 - 4:25 pm