All The Black Lips News Fit To Print!

Atlanta bad boy troubadours The Black Lips have emerged from a recording studio with Mark Ronson (gasp!) with brand spanking new tracks. Seriously though how did that partnership happen? Was Ronson on the beach somewhere being all “Right ho! How does one follow up producing a Duran Duran album?” only to be smacked in the head by Jared’s wayward Rickenbacker? It must have been fate. However this came about on June 7th Vice Music will release Arabia Mountain into the world. This will be their 6th studio album. Wild, right? To celebrate I thought we’d post this killer video for “Modern Art” which was directed by Kenneth Anger protege Brian Butler! In true Anger fashion there are psychedelic layers and plenty of skulls. In true Black Lips fashion there is a chicken. Please boys, never change.

Oh, the above photo is from some backstage trailer at Mess With Texas years ago. We all piled on the bed and did an interview. Ever notice how many iconic band photos take place on beds? It’s because they are a) free and b) sometimes the only space left. Plus bands tend to get in good moods when they can lie down for a bit. I’m just giving away all my secrets today! Official tour dates for April (with the Vivian Girls) and June (with Cerebral Ballzy) after the jump.

BLACK LIPS ON TOUR

April with Vivian Girls

07 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar tickets

08 Washington, DC @ Black Cat tickets

09 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theatre tickets

12 New York, NY @ Webster Hall tickets

13 Pawtucket, RI @ The Met tickets

14 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club tickets

15 Montreal, QC @ Le National tickets

16 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre tickets

17 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick tickets

19 Columbus, OH @ Outland Live tickets

20 Newport, KY @ Southgate House tickets

21 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird tickets

22 Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium tickets

23 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre tickets

25 Omaha, NB @ The Waiting Room tickets

26 Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club tickets

28 Austin, TX @ Emos tickets

29 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald tickets

30 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Spanish Moon tickets

June with Cerebral Ballzy

11 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall tickets

12 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall tickets

14 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom tickets

15 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom tickets

16 Seattle, WA @ Neumos tickets

17 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House tickets

18 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge tickets

19 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater tickets

21 Tuscon, AZ @ Plush tickets

22 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room tickets

23 Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar tickets

24 Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box tickets

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