Here’s a promo vid for Bill Cody’s documentary, “You Know, For Kids,” a film documenting the Black Lips and Lazzy Lung’s recent tour of the Middle East. Can’t wait to see it when it hits the big screen!
“I kind of feel like we’re almost diplomats for the people, like we’re just regular people and we share music”- Cole Alexander
Ahh, it felt like just yesterday when we were reporting that the lips were considered “assholes” from the ATP camp. Actually, it feels like centuries ago, uhh, I don’t even know anymore. Now, they are back on the All Tomorrow’s Parties (ATP) festival line up during the weekend of June 21- 23 (thanks to Deerhunter), good for them! This year is looking hot, what with Deerhunter co-curating (with TV On The Radio) the festival and playing their three magnum opuses: Cryptograms, Microcastle, and Halcyon Digest each in their entirety. Holy smokes, Batman! And a Black Lips set too, damn I wish I could go :( Donate money, help sponsor the KLYAM ATP trip!
Read about the official Black Lips “Pardoning” here: http://www.spin.com/articles/the-black-lips-pardoned-atp-lineup
Here’s the line up (which is to include the Black Lips!)
All Tomorrow’s Parties: Weekend 2
Curated By Deerhunter – June 21-23, 2013
Deerhunter (performing Cryptograms, Microcastle, Halcyon Digest)
Animal Collective DJs
* Plus more to be announced
I want to make love to this line up. Get Nobunny, Hunx and His Punx, Ty Segall and Wavves on there and I go into cardiac arrest.
The Atlanta-based collective featuring Cole Alexander (Black Lips), Curtis Harding (former Cee Lo Green back-up singer), and Danny Lee Blackwell (Night Beats) as well as a some input from Joe Bradley (Black Lips). Check it out:
Gotta love these fucking guys. Two dudes in two excellent bands I don’t need to mention, you ought to know em by now. Two dudes playing at the 529 in Atlanta, sharing their music with the world. Ghetto Cross is Bradford Cox and Cole Alexander, enjoy!
Cole and Jared meet up with MVRemix.com at Montreal’s Osheaga Fest 2012, and per usual deliver off the walls, hilarious answers.
Yeah, that’s right, a new Bradford Cox/Cole Alexander track: “Still” ! Keep an ear out for more, as these guys will be revisitin’ old material.
MP3 From Consequence of Sound (LISTEN): http://c438342.r42.cf2.rackcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Ghetto_Cross_-_Still.mp3
Entrevista a Black Lips from ariadna cebrián on Vimeo.
I’ve been really digging these most recent interviews! Characters haha.
Nice, I dig the checkered flannel shirts on Jared and Cole. I also get a kick out of Joe’s shirt! This has to be the tamest Black Lips show in years haha. Either way I would kill to see them in a living room.
I was watching TV and I thought of this song. Sometimes, I just like to point out to people that they are dumb. More importantly, this is one of the finest moments in the Lips’s discography. It certainly makes me hard, for sure. BUT what KEEPS me hard is this next track, “Say Hello To Postman” aka “Untitled,” both songs back to back conclude the band’s chaotic, eponymous debut album. Recently the Black Lips posted on their facebook page that they were performing “You’re Dumb” with none other than fellow, Atlanta Brave, Bradford Cox! Speaking of Mr. Atlas Sound, what a fine job he did with the artwork for this record. I think I would die a happy man if I saw the Lips do both of these tunes as an encore with Cox and their cocks. Everybody’s cocks!
Old King Cole YOUNGER!- Photo by Adam Bruneau. JHONI JACKSON’s archives: features, reviews and more
This is a year old, but I just found this to be far too informative and fun not to share it with you punk slimers out there. Here’s a great article by Jhoni Jackson about the Die Slaughterhaus’s tenth anniversery. The Die Slaughterhaus was a house venue turned label that began in 2001 in Atlanta, GA, showcasing the likes of some of the greatest rock and rollers of our generation in the form of the Black Lips, Deerhunter, the Carbonas, and more. This article/interview focuses mostly on the role of label head, Mark Naumann and how his particpation in this moment in time helped paved the way for similar artists/labels/venues in the Atlanta punk music scene(s) and beyond. Here’s the article: http://jhonijackson.blogspot.com/2011/07/feature-decade-of-debauchery-die.html