come October, we are off to old Blighty and the City of Lights!
Black Lips have shared “Justice After All”, another Southern rock swinger from their forthcoming new album Underneath The Rainbow (March 18 on VICE). Joe Bradley explains that the song ”highlights how the benefits of technology can cut both ways. Often we find ourselves the benefactor of these modern luxuries and are awarded the immediate reinforcement from our social peers. The permanence of any actions executed in the public realm is often overlooked. This song aims to remind everyone of those realities.”
LISTEN TO “JUSTICE AFTER ALL” HERE:
DIRECTED BY THE ATL TWINS AND MATT SWINSKY
“Boys in the Wood”, from the forthcoming album Underneath the Rainbow, out March 18th!
Atlanta’s favorite sons Black Lips have announced the impending release of their first full length in three years, Underneath the Rainbow, March 18th on longtime label Vice Records. 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). Additionally the band is currently collaborating with French brand APRIL77 on a line of denim jackets set to launch Spring of 2014, and have interesting plans involving fragrances in the works. The tour schedule for the new album will be characteristically extensive, with a New Year’s Eve show this month in Atlanta and an imminent headlining tour in March following their appearance at SXSW. Full dates to be announced soon.
SCREENINGS ADDED TO THE
KIDS LIKE YOU & ME TOUR
ATLANTA, 2ND NASHVILLE DATE, CHARLOTTE, AND MORE!
Seminal punk rockers and VICE Records artist the Black Lips are hitting the road this fall for a set of select dates which will include a performance as well as a special screening of their new rock and roll feature length movie Kids Like You & Me that shows the punk rockers playing where few western bands have gone before, deep into the Middle East. The band was on a humanitarian rock and roll mission to bridge cultural divides and smash stereotypes with the universal sound of punk rock. The film highlights the flower punk quartet’s life changing journey through the land of the pyramids for a documentary that is both heart-wrenching and soul-churning in the midst of pure cultural chaos. Be sure to come check out a screening followed by a Black Lips wild live performance (full dates below).
Kids Like You & Me, directed by Bill Cody, documents a journey through one of the most exciting regions in the world including three groundbreaking stops in Egypt. (The last known American rock band to play Egypt being The Grateful Dead in 1978!) Get on the bus with Black Lips and their good friends, Lebanese indie rockers, Lazzy Lung. See the people of the Middle East the way they really are. Shopkeepers and restaurant owners. Skaters, graffiti artists and musicians. Revolutionaries and dreamers. Kids like you and me. You’ll never look at the Middle East the same way after seeing this film.
WATCH THE THEATRICAL TRAILER FOR KIDS LIKE YOU & ME HERE: http://youtu.be/HdC4WKy-MqI
Kids Like You & Me will be available December 3rd on Tunes, Amazon and at all fine retailers.
UPCOMING BLACK LIPS SHOWS + SCREENING THEATER
10/27 – Atlanta Film Festival (screening only) – Atlanta, GA
11/1 – Chop Shop show & Screening (10/30 at 8PM) – Charlotte, NC*
11/2 – Black Cat & E Street Cinema (12 Midnight screening)
– Washington, DC
11/3 – Asbury Lanes & The Showroom (7 PM screening)
– Asbury Park, NJ
11/4 – Music Hall of Williamsburg & Nitehawk Cinema (7PM screening)
– Brooklyn, NY
11/5 – Bowery Ballroom & Village East (7PM screening) – New York, NY
11/7 – First Unitarian Church & Ritz 5 (11/6 @ 9PM screening)
– Philadelphia, PA*
11/7 – Belcourt Theater (screening only) – Nashville, TN
11/8 – Ottobar & Harbor East (11/7 @ 9PM screening) – Baltimore, MD*
11/9 – Lincoln Theatre & Mission Valley (12 Midnight screening)
– Raleigh, NC
11/10 – Exit/In & The Stonefox (7PM screening) – Nashville, TN
*denotes screening and show happening on different days