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


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.”