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.