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.
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.
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.
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 Bonnaroo.com.
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:
Radiohead Red Hot Chili Peppers Phish The Beach Boys Featuring Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks Bon Iver The Avett Brothers The Shins Foster The People Skrillex Aziz Ansari Dispatch Feist The Roots Alice Cooper SuperJam Black Star The Word featuring John Medeski, Robert Randolph and North Mississippi Allstars Ludacris Ben Folds Five Flogging Molly Spectrum Road featuring Cindy Blackman Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski, and Vernon Reid Mac Miller Childish Gambino Major Lazer tUnE-yArDs Afrocubism Flying Lotus Umphrey's McGee Little Dragon St. Vincent City and Colour The Civil Wars Young The Giant Two Door Cinema Club Punch Brothers NEEDTOBREATHE Fitz & The Tantrums Bad Brains Yelawolf Dawes Battles Danny Brown The Black Lips SBTRKT Phantogram Kendrick Lamar Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires The Kooks The Joy Formidable The Antlers Kathleen Edwards Mimosa Kurt Vile & The Violators Alabama Shakes Das Racist Delta Spirit Gary Clark Jr. Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk Laura Marling Trampled by Turtles Mogwai The War On Drugs Ben Howard Grouplove Blind Pilot ALO The Devil Makes Three White Denim EMA Here We Go Magic K-Flay The Lonely Forest Mariachi El Bronx Big Freedia Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. The Soul Rebels Kvelertak SOJA Steven Bernstein's MTO Allstars Plays Sly Big Gigantic Sarah Jarosz Orgone Darondo Fruit Bats Moon Taxi
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.
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.
Check out the brand new visuals from Black Lips for their track "Family Tree". Those of you with a weak stomach may want to sit this one out there's also a little bit of nudity and a pig all strung up, oh and a crucifixion. So pretty much the whole shebang as far as offensiveness could go. Then again, it's nothing on that Marilyn Manson video the other week.