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Black Lips Fly High in New Clip

In the video for "New Direction," the Atlanta punks rock out while soaring around the world.

On their latest album Arabia Mountain, garage punks (and SPIN cover stars) Black Lips hired debonair producer Mark Ronson to develop a more polished, sophisticated studio sound. But they’re still the same jokers at heart — as the video for “New Direction” proves. Watch it here.

Literally building off the song lyric “Going on a vision quest / Surf the mountain, ride the crest,” the band members jam out while soaring over mountains, sometimes accompanied by a stuffed monkey — thanks to green-screen technology. With its purposeful DIY feel, it’s a cheeky reminder of the group’s history of lo-fi crazy.

Check out the clip, and watch our behind the scenes video from the Lips’ SPIN cover shoot, featuring guitars on fire, Jackass-style stunts, and more!

Black Lips, “New Direction”