From Vice Records:
Arabia Mountain, the sixth studio album and fourth Vice Records release by the Black Lips, finds the hell-raising Atlanta quartet digging deep into the roots of their exposed-nerve sound and simultaneously exploring surprising new possibilities in their music â€“ or as one of their new songs puts it, â€œlookinâ€™ in a new direction.â€ Singer-guitarist Cole Alexander explains, â€œWe tried to do what we do best, and keep it raw, but we also opened up to working with a producer and experimenting with new sounds. We tried to keep doing what weâ€™re doing, while expanding and growing at the same time.â€
The Lips â€“ Alexander, singer-bassist Jared Swilley, singer-guitarist Ian St. PÃ©, and singer-drummer Joe Bradley â€“ had never collaborated with a producer before embarking on their current album. This time, however, the band set out to work with one of the producers on their short list: Mark Ronson, the English producer known for both his sharply-honed solo albums Version and Record Collection and his production work for the likes of Sean Paul, Nas, Adele, Kaiser Chiefs, Duran Duran, Lily Allen, and most notably U.K. soul-pop diva Amy Winehouseâ€™s international breakthrough Back to Black.
Here’s “Raw Meat”, the official video:
Here’s “Arabia Mountain”:
A big show for a Wednesday in Savannah.
Xray Eyeballs has joined the bill. The band played the recent Savannah Stopover and will apparently be back in town to pick up their freshly repaired band.