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FIRST LISTEN: Black Lips’ New LP ‘Arabia Mountain’

Hear the Atlanta garage-rockers morph into psych-soul pros on Mark Ronson-produced album.

SPIN iconBy: SPIN Staff // May 25, 2011

On their sixth album, Arabia Mountain (out June 7), Black Lips stepped up their game by hiring superproducer Mark Ronson for their most polished collection of garage-rock yet. Ever have a jones to hear snot-nosed punks sing about molested superheroes?? Black Lips have offered up a full stream of the new record, which you can hear here.

As we note in our 7 out of 10 review of the album, Black Lips undergo a transformation in the hands of Ronson this time around, morphing from piss-swilling louts to savvy psych-soul pros: “[The Black Lips] are sculpted into garage-rock sophistication, adding extended psychedelic guitar lines, fleshed-out percussion, even retro-soul sax.”