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EXCLUSIVE: Download Black Lips’ First Single

"Modern Art" is the snappy single off the Atlanta rockers' upcoming album, Arabia Mountain.

Peter Gaston // May 2, 2011

The Black Lips are no less rowdy these days — check out this insane clip from their recent sold out NYC gig for proof — but Arabia Mountain, their upcoming album, finds the quartet working with savvy producer Mark Ronson to tighten their rambunctious garage rock. Download the lead single, “Modern Art,” here.

DOWNLOAD: The Black Lips, “Modern Art” (DOWNLOAD)

The twitchy, barely-two-minute track shows off the band’s pop prowess with Kinks-like riffs and an instantly hummable chorus. But underneath it all, an acid-laced theremin wails, and singer-bassist Jared Swilley tells the story of checking out fancy artwork while being totally shitfaced.

Arabia Mountain is set for a June 7 release; the band kicks off a U.S. tour June 9 in San Diego.