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The Black Lips Play Raucous Bar Blues on ‘Justice After All’

A new song emerges from Atlanta band's seventh album, 'Underneath the Rainbow'

When SPIN visited the Black Lips in the studio to discuss their March 18 album Underneath the Rainbow, Jared Swilley refuted a misconception about the Atlanta garage-punk crew: “People say, ‘Oh, they must do tons of acid all day.’ It’s not like that. It’s stuff we’ve experienced in the past. We write about what we know — we write sad songs. Except we give them a poppy beat.” Indeed, their latest is “Justice After All,” a song that captures some of the strangeness of life on the road and sets it to a jaunty bar-blooze rhythm. The clanging guitar and country-fried calls to “all my friends” give the track a folksy feel, but it’s far more raucous than “Boys in the Wood,” the first share from the Black Lips’ seventh album.

Stream “Justice After All” below.