The Black Lips
Let’s get it out of the way: I’m not usually a fan of Black Lips and their Vice-y mustaches. That said, “It Feels Alright”‘s one of the quartet’s better songs, especially the more spacious instrumental and psychedelic bits that move beyond the usual Estrus (etc.) cribbing. The video, shot in smeary black and white, find… More »
By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy
You know what sucked for every band following Les Savy Fav yesterday? The fact that they had to follow Les Savy Fav yesterday. Under intensely blazing Indio heat, Harrington and his hockey blogging art-punkers set the bar high for hijinx and outright spectacle right from the go,… More »
Last we saw Black Lips, the Atlanta rockers got up-close, colorful, and sweaty in the video for Good Bad Not Evil standout “O Katrina!” On a mellower vid tip, the boys wander a Hotlanta cemetery and mug into mirrors super 8-style, occasionally interrupted by a variety of burning flags. We see what’s going on (especially… More »
A couple weeks ago we told you about David Byrne, Kim Gordon, and Marissa Nadler’s year-end lists in Artforum. The list-giving season continues, so here are a slew of additional artists-on-artists top 10s. We’ve come to discover that artist lists are often more idiosyncratic and varied than the others sorts of lists we’ve been investigating… More »
Black Lips are one of those bands best experienced live, but if the real-life sweat ‘n’ booty shaking’s not possible, hows about diggin’ into a recording of a live performance? Even if you’re answer was no, here’s a recording from the Hotlanta quartet recorded at Amoeba in Hollywood this past July. Swampy!