Seriously, the Black Lips are everything I love about 1970s punk rock. Listening to them is like flashing back to high school, when The Buzzcocks and The Ramones ruled my discman (oh yes, remember those?). It’s garage rock at its best.
Black Lips’ rhythms are sloppy and fast, their hooks are undeniable, and they sing with just the right amount of anger — head banging, without being too serious.
“New Direction,” their latest single off upcoming album Arabia Mountain, infuses their Atlanta-punk sound with some sunshine-drenched beach pop.
But don’t worry — their voices still scratch, the guitars are still fuzz-drenched, and you’ll still want to push people around while you jam out. In a good way, of course.