A few weeks ago, Black Lips submitted a Progress Report on their forthcoming 200 Million Thousand. Having a real practice space for the first time (New Street Gallery in Decatur) allowed the band to practice a lot more than usual, drummer Joe Bradley told us. He also promised the LP was more melodic than Good Bad Not Evil and captured the band’s live energy. Based on a listen to the ramshackle pop “Starting Over,” he wasn’t lying.
Black Lips – “Starting Over” (MP3)
Yes, that’s another headache inducing optical illusion album cover above. Insound should ship free Excedrin with purchases in ’09.
200 Million Thousand is out 2/24 on Die Slaughterhaus/Vice Music.