Posts tagged Black Lips
[News] Bradford Cox and Cole Alexander Revive Ghetto Cross Project

Four years ago, Bradford Cox (Atlas Sound, Deerhunter) and Cole Alexander (Black Lips) came together under the moniker Ghetto Cross, releasing a song titled "Dog Years". Since then, nothing else came of the collaboration, but, as Pitchfork reports, the pair are once again teaming up and reviving the Ghetto Cross project. To commemorate the reunion of the project, they've released a song titled "Still", which Cox explains "is about the relationship that develops between two young boys, one of whom is autistic and cannot talk, and the other who is an outcast and beaten by his emotionally manipulative father."

Cox and Alexander will release a full album later this fall, comprised of songs recorded by the two around the time Deerhunter released their 2009 album Rainwater Cassette Exchange.

[Watch] Black Lips - "Noc-A-Homa" (Official Video)

Arabia Mountain, the latest album from Black Lips is out now and today we can enjoy the video for new single, "Noc-A-Homa". It follows the downfall of the once celebrated mascot of the Atlanta Braves as he slums it on the streets and turns to crime in order to get by. Turns out he can still slug a ball like a champ though. Enjoy it at the top.

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[Listen] Black Lips - "Dance With You"

Black Lips released their new single this week, "Sick of You" and with that came a track from the Arabia Mountain studio floor, a B-side in the shape of "Dance With You". A throwback to the 60's full of psychedelic tendencies and more than a few odes to bands from back in the day. You can give it a listen yourselves below via Spin.

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[News] Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup Announced

After a fantastic 10th year for Bonnaroo 2011, the festival is back for year number 11 and ready to rock your face off from June 7-10, 2012. This year's festival lineup is packed to the brim with a ton eclectic artists including: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish, Bon Iver, The Shins, The Avett Brothers, Skrillex, Aziz Ansari, Childish Gambino, Alice Cooper, Fiest, Black Star, tUnE-yArDs, Bad Brains and more. Additionally, The Beach Boys will be performing as part of their 50th Anniversary Tour. The final lineup for Bonnaroo will total over 125 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages during the four-day fest. So far they've released a nice chunk of the lineup, but we can excpect more to be revealed over the coming weeks.

Tickets for the festival go on sale this Saturday, February 18th at 12pm EST over on

You can watch ESPN's John Anderson announce the lineup below and peep the full list of the first chunk of the lineup after the jump.


2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Confirmed Artists:
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Beach Boys Featuring Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David
Bon Iver
The Avett Brothers
The Shins
Foster The People
Aziz Ansari
The Roots
Alice Cooper
Black Star
The Word featuring John Medeski, Robert Randolph and North Mississippi Allstars
Ben Folds Five
Flogging Molly
Spectrum Road featuring Cindy Blackman Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski, and Vernon Reid
Mac Miller
Childish Gambino
Major Lazer
Flying Lotus
Umphrey's McGee
Little Dragon
St. Vincent
City and Colour
The Civil Wars
Young The Giant
Two Door Cinema Club
Punch Brothers
Fitz & The Tantrums
Bad Brains
Danny Brown
The Black Lips
Kendrick Lamar
Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires
The Kooks
The Joy Formidable
The Antlers
Kathleen Edwards
Kurt Vile & The Violators
Alabama Shakes
Das Racist
Delta Spirit
Gary Clark Jr.
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
Laura Marling
Trampled by Turtles
The War On Drugs
Ben Howard
Blind Pilot
The Devil Makes Three
White Denim
Here We Go Magic
The Lonely Forest
Mariachi El Bronx
Big Freedia
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
The Soul Rebels
Steven Bernstein's MTO Allstars Plays Sly
Big Gigantic
Sarah Jarosz
Fruit Bats
Moon Taxi
More artists to be announced soon.

[SKOA Presents] The 50 Best Albums Of 2011: 50 - 46

50. Cassettes Won't Listen - EVINSPACEY [Amazon] [iTunes]

49. Black Lips - Arabia Mountain [Amazon] [iTunes] [Insound]

Black Lips - "Modern Art" by Some Kind of Awesome

48. Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean [Amazon] [iTunes] [Insound]

Iron and Wine - "Tree By The River" by Some Kind of Awesome

47. My Morning Jacket - Circuital [Amazon] [iTunes] [Insound]

46. The Rapture - In The Grace Of Your Love [Amazon] [iTunes] [Insound]

The Rapture - How Deep Is Your Love by DFA Records

[Watch] Black Lips - "Raw Meat" (Official Video)

Last time we saw Black Lips in video form they looked a little worse for wear in the blasphemous visual for "Family Tree" in which we saw copious amounts of gruesome scenes and blood laden band members. Their new video for "Raw Meat" is a little more laughable as it portrays the band as some corrupt cops running riot on the streets. Bad behaviour, gun firing and a retro vibe, check it out at the top of the page via Urban Outfitters.


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[Contest] Win A Pair Of Weekend Passes To Fun Fun Fun Fest!

I don't know if any of you are prepared for the offering that we are about to drop on you. Coming soon to Auditorium Shores in Austin, TX is Fun Fun Fun Fest. From November 4-6 you will have the opportunity to catch the likes of: M83, Blonde Redhead, TuNe-yArDs, Hot Snakes, Black Lips, Reggie Watts, Diplo, Major Lazer, Childish Gambino, Henry Rollins, Spank Rock, Wugazi, Yacht and about a billion other bands.

Yes, when they say their fest is Fun Fun Fun they are not kidding.

Want to score a pair of weekend passes to the fest? Here's how to enter:

"Hey @SKOABlog! Hook me up with tix to @funfunfunfest!: #fx3"

That's it! Not bad, eh? Please limit yourselves to one tweet per person. You have until Monday, October 10th at noon ET to enter. Anyone in the world may enter, but please only enter if you actually intend on going to the fest (let's not be wasteful!). The lucky winner will be selected at random and announced shortly after the contest ends. They will then be contacted to receive information on how to claim their tickets.

For more information on Fun Fun Fun Fest, have a look over on their website.