Diamond Rugs Honor Beers And Boobs In NSFW 'Blue Mountains' Video

Black Lips' Ian Saint Pé pens a paean to strippers

Diamond Rugs Black Lips Blue Mountains video
Ian of Black Lips sings in Diamond Rugs' "Blue Mountains" video
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Chris Martins

Despite being a pretty eclectic supergroup, Diamond Rugs have only ever aspired to be the most hootenanny-having, hooch-swilling, ham-slapping saloon band that ever existed. It's both a lofty goal and a low-down 'n' dirty one, and on the band's self-titled May album, they accomplish it in spades. The video for "Blue Mountains" finds these well-pedigreed dawgs — members of Deer Tick, Black Lips, Los Lobos, Dead Confederate, and Six Finger Satellite — on a serious bar crawl, taking the stage for raucous gigs and sitting sideline while strippers twirl on poles. Black Lips' Ian Saint Pé takes lead, and seems to be singing to those very same dancing darlings: "You dancin' your heart out, I got my monetary stack … I wanna tell you something, you are really treating me so kind." The NSFW video ends in a hail of solarized boobs, which appear to be of unknown origin. Bottoms up!

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Diamond Rugs on the road:

Sat Oct. 27 - New York, NY Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
Sun Oct. 28 - Durham, NC The Pinhook
Mon Oct. 29 - Nashville, TN Zombieshop
Tue Oct. 30 - Atlanta, GA Terminal West
Wed Oct. 1 - Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre
Thu Nov. 1 - New Orleans, LA Tulane University
Sat Nov. 3 - Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Festival

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