Video: Black Lips – “Crystal Night” From Satan’s graffiti or God’s art? out now on Vice Records. Produced by Sean Lennon. Weird. It’s a dopey 50s love song pastiche, and also…it’s set during the event that kicked off the Holocaust, Kristallnacht. In the video, our protagonist gets kicked out of the prom by security (in … Continue reading New Black Lips video: Crystal Night
Video: The Black Lips – “Can’t Hold On” From Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art?, produced by Sean Ono Lennon and out now on Vice Records. I love these guys. They all look like movie bullies from different decades. It’s a great look. And now they’ve added a saxophone player which is pretty cool. The sax … Continue reading New Black Lips video: Can’t Hold On
Handpicked selection of the best recent mp3s from Pitchfork.
South by Southwest does a great job of letting attendees (and everybody else) do some homework before the shows and preview tracks by showcased bands. Here are a bunch of our faves. • The Asteroid #4 – “These Flowers of Ours” (web, sxsw) • Black Lips – “O Katrina!” (web, sxsw) • The Dollyrots – … Continue reading 21 Best SXSW 2009 MP3s
MP3: Black Lips – “Short Fuse” from 200 Million Thousand, out February 24 on Vice. This mp3 ends with a British girl telling you to “get more music at vicerecords.com.” Normally, that would be the kind of thing to really annoy me, but actually it’s fairly unobtrusive, and really, who gives a shit? It’s not … Continue reading Black Lips – Short Fuse
MP3: The Black Lips – “Starting Over” from 200 Million Thousand, due February 24 on Vice. Sounds like Brian Jonestown Massacre doing one of their early Rolling Stones pastiches. Minus the sense of evil and danger. That, of course, is not a bad thing. In fact, it’s pretty good. Still, let’s hope the album has … Continue reading Black Lips – Starting Over
It’s been several months since we’ve done a Forkast update. There are two main reasons for this. The first is, you know, who cares anyway? You have plenty of stuff to listen to without this. The second reason is that the Fork has been posting a lot fewer actual mp3s lately. They’re posting lots of … Continue reading Forkast Roundup: Round VII
“Not a Problem” (live in Tijuana) by the Black Lips from Los Valentes Del Mundo Nuevo, due February 20 on Vice. This is good, scuzzy garage punk the way it’s meant to be.