Aug. 30 street date. Vinyl edition! BLACK LIPS' 2007 breakout hit record 'Good Bad Not Evil' epitomizes all that is special
about Atlanta's favorite flower-punk sons - their unconfined energy, undeniable songcraft and unrivaled showmanship are all on full display. Some of their strongest songs of their career are on this platter!
Aug. 30 street date. Vinyl edition! Originally released in 2009 and never available on vinyl in North America, '200 Million Thousand' is BLACK LIPS' most sonically dense and psychedelic album. Or, in the words of the Washington Post, it's the "sound of a seemingly buzzed band creating some seriously intoxicating music".
Aug. 30 street date. Vinyl edition! The band's live album, recorded in Tijuana, Mexico, and their debut release for Vice Records, 'Los Valientes Del Mundo Nuevo' finds BLACK LIPS running through shambolic, high-energy versions of their back catalog to a room full of noisy, inebriated fans. Twelve powerhouse tracks of blues-infused garage rock action!
November 6 street date. The Black Lips, a self-described "flower punk" band from Atlanta, bring the party to Third Man - a day we'd been waiting for for some time. Recorded live to analog tape on 06/11/12. Black Vinyl in black generic, die-cut sleeve.
May 13 street date. Recorded at a variety of locations over the course of 2013, the twelve songs boast a stable of studio collaborators whose pedigree speaks to how much the band has grown and sonically matured over the course of their 15 year long career. After letters to incarcerated studio legend Phil Spector to produce went unanswered the band convened at Dunham Studios in New York to record initial tracks with Dap Kingsmusic director Tommy Brenneck (Cee Lo, Charles Bradley). The group then decamped to Nashville to record several songs with Patrick Carney of The Black Keys producing, finally rounding out the album with a couple of songs co-produced with lifetime Lips recording collaborator, Ed Rawls. The resultant collection was mixed by Grammy winner Jimmy Douglass (Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, Björk) and features artwork shot by legendary photographer Mick Rock (David Bowie, Queen, Lou Reed). Since the release of 2011’s Arabia Mountain, which landed Black Lips on the cover of SPIN among many other distinctions, the band have been a live fixture worldwide, including festival appearances at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Primavera, All Tomorrows Parties, Austin City Limits, as well as positioning themselves as international music diplomats via tours in Thailand, Turkey, Australia, and a highly ambitious, ground-breaking tour of the Middle East (which was the subject of an NPR All Things Considered piece as well as a feature length documentary Kids Like You & Me).
November 24 street date. LIMITED EDITION 10” VINYL FOR BLACK FRIDAY. 2 NEW SONGS AND 2 NEW MIXES
PRODUCED BY SEAN LENNON. Press Run: 1200 for USA. “Like a group o f road-tripping teenagers who’ve scored a Groupon for a five-star hotel and opt to take a dump in the bidet.” - Pitchfork
Youthful exuberance is one thing but these guys are already relative veterans and they’re only in their 20’s. Catch The Black Lips racing through a set culled from all the records with relentless precision. They know exactly where it’s at and where it’s going. What’s more, they don’t appear to give a rat’s chuff. Wildmen In Action pretty much does what it says on the tin. There’s a Mose Allison song called Wildman On The Loose, and this performance DVD is that to the power of four. Lock up your daughters, your animals, anything with an orifice because The Black Lips are coming - in every sense of the word. You’ve heard about the generation gap, well it’s just about to become a chasm.
Recordings culled from The Black Lips visit to Berlin in 2017 along with other song interpertations by King Khan, his daughter Saba Lou, and assorted members of the Khan Family. It is being released in association with Viva Con Agua, a non profie that has