The most informative and interesting Black Lips interview I’ve ever read! Carrie Quartly, who we had the fine pleasure of meeting at last month’s Nobunny show, asks Jared about all sorts of fun – past, present, and future.
Photo shot by Hussein Atshan for Papermag.com
Check out PAPERMAG’s awesome interview with the Black Lips’ Jared Swilley in which he discusses the band’s experiences touring the Middle East and some misconceptions about Middle Eastern cultural as a whole.http://www.papermag.com/2014/01/egyptian_rock_the_black_lips.php
Can’t wait to see the band play at the Paradise on April 19th!
Once again, many inspirational quotations from the brains of Ian and Jared.
Meanwhile, Jared and Cole stage a humorous protest against Chick-Fil-A’s recent homophobic media uproar.
“Can’t decide what’s gonna taste better, A chicken sandwich,or Jared’s tongue shoved down my throat”- Cole
Feel like that Gaye Blades LP on Norton really slipped through the cracks of coverage…anyone else?
The Lips explain how they are helping out some up and coming bands in the music world. “[In] Chicago, we’ve got the Mannequin Men; in Minneapolis, we’ve got Birthday Suits, and we’ve played with them a lot of times over the years. They’re cool. They’re from Japan.”- Jared Swilley on MTV News.
1. More Country
2. More Ian Singing
3. More Commercial
4. The Skull
5. More Pedal Steel Guitar
Jared Swilley, bassist/vocalist of the best band ever, Black Lips, turns 27 years old today. As a honorary KLYAMer, we wish Jared the best on this day.
Jared Swilley – 2003
“I think we’re good-bad, not evil. A lot of club owners say they don’t like us, but deep down, I think they do. We like to create an atmosphere of chaos at our shows. I really hate going to shows where people just stand around and don’t do anything — you could do that at home with a video. If you come to see the Black Lips, we’re really going to do everything we can to put on a show. And if we’re going to break stuff or go nuts, we’re all really careful not to damage the club’s equipment. We do get into some trouble, but it’s never too much trouble. I think a lot of the stories people are hearing about us are blown way out of proportion.”