Saturday, 29 July 2017

Black Lips - Can't Hold On

Atlanta flower punk pioneers BLACK LIPS have released their first album in three years, "Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art?", released on May 5 on Vice Records. Produced by Sean Lennon at his studio compound in upstate New York throughout 2016, the album is the group’s most musically evolved to date, while still staying true to their original blistering take on fuzzy, dirty rock n’ roll.

During the recording the band isolated themselves from the outside world, infusing the album with a focused liveliness similar to the spirit that brought them together in the first place. On "Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art?" founding members Cole Alexander and Jared Swilley teamed with former guitarist Jack Hines (who played in the group from 2002-2004) and recent additions Oakley Munson on drums and Zumi Rosow on saxophone. The album also features contributions by Saul Adamczewski of Fat White Family and guest vocals by Yoko Ono.

BLACK LIPS were born of DIY ethic, working their way from sweaty basement shows in Georgia to huge crowds at international music festivals (including a performance at Fun Fun Fun Fest that appears in Terrence Malick’s forthcoming film Song to Song) to tours in such far flung locales as India, Jordan, Cyprus, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraqi Kurdistan, the United Arab Emirates, and many more. "Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art?" vindicates BLACK LIPS for sticking it out through many years of shifting trends and buzz bands; a sonically captivating document that is as creatively unhinged as it is precisely executed, one of the rawest and most expansive albums in the band’s storied history.

The band will hit the road in August, see the dates below.

Today’s tune "Can't Hold On” is taken from the latest release, enjoy!

Upcoming Tour Dates:

SAT 5 AUGUST Hard Rock Café - Chicago, IL, US
FRI 11 AUGUST Flow Festival 2017 Helsinki, Finland
SAT 12 AUGUST Unknown venue Gothenburg, Sweden
SUN 13 AUGUST Plan B Malmö, Sweden
MON 14 AUGUST Radar Aarhus, Denmark
THU 17 AUGUST Bitterzoet Amsterdam, Netherlands
FRI 18 AUGUST Pukkelpop 2017 Hasselt, Belgium
SAT 19 AUGUST Route du Rock 2017 Saint-Malo, France
TUE 22 AUGUST Barby Club Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel
THU 24 AUGUST Gagarin 205 Athens, Greece
SAT 26 AUGUST Reading Festival 2017 Reading, UK
SUN 27 AUGUST Leeds Festival 2017 Leeds, UK
SUN 27 AUGUST Leeds Festival 2017 Wetherby, UK
MON 28 AUGUST Rough Trade East London, UK
TUE 31 OCTOBER MeetFactory Prague, Czech Republic
THU 2 NOVEMBER A38 Budapest, Hungary
SAT 4 NOVEMBER Festaal Kreuzberg Berlin, Germany
MON 6 NOVEMBER Molotow Hamburg, Germany
THU 9 NOVEMBER TRIX Centrum voor Muziek Borgerhout, Belgium
TUE 14 NOVEMBER Stereolux Nantes, France
WED 15 NOVEMBER Le 106 - Club Rouen, France
THU 16 NOVEMBER Le Grand Mix Tourcoing, France

More info @

Official Black Lips Web

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