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, finds the Atlanta garage gang cruising with their female friend at the wheel, heading straight into Magic City to see, as the song puts it, some “Magic City titties.” Bingo, they find what they’re looking for, which means we get to watch Cole Alexander & Co. and an ironic grill doing a lazy-day bump and grind with a handful of scantily-clad women of color. Certainly more lively than the “Veni Vidi Vici” cemetery. Not just because bikinis are usually more interesting than graves.
Good Bad Not Evil is out on Vice. The guys are out on tour, often with the Raconteurs.
05/28 – Washington DC @ 930 Club %
05/30 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 %
05/31 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 %
06/01 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 %
06/02 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
06/03 – Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion %
06/06 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
06/07 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore %
06/08 – Detroi, MI @ The Fillmore %
06/09 – Columbus, OH @ LC Amphiteather %
06/10 – Cincinnati, OH @ National City Pavilion %
% w/ The Raconteurs