Although there is no cover art or track sample available just yet, it seems Black Lips' have officially wrapped up their seventh album and deemed the effort Underneath the Rainbow. Scheduled to drop March 18th on Vice Records, the LP was produced by Dap Kings' Tommy Brenneck and the Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney, and serves as the band's love letter to the expected shenanigans that go hand in hand with coming up in the South, like "doing bathtub drugs and drinking bathtub gin," as Jared Swilley explained to Rolling Stone Magazine.
In the meantime, the band plans to perform a hometown New Year's Eve show at the Drunken Unicorn with Subsonics. Revisit the completely NSFW video for "Family Tree" from the band's previous, Mark Ronson-produced LP Arabia Mountain and check out the track list for the new album after the jump.
The show premieres on Sun., Dec. 15 at 8 p.m., but will also air Wed., Dec. 18 at midnight, Thurs., Dec. 19 at 9 p.m., and Wed., Jan. 1 at 7 p.m.
>> Cher Lloyd is the latest artist to cover (and possibly improve upon) a Katy Perry song. Her acoustic cover of Teenage Dream track "E.T." at Billboard's Women In Music event was a tribute to the lady Perry, Billboard's 2012 Woman of the Year. You remember.
>> This one time at a show at the Mayan in Los Angeles Pixies bassist Kim Shattuck got overly enthusiastic and jumped into the crowd and yeah that's probably why she got fired.
>> "I think that anybody who's anti-selfie is really just a hater. Because, truthfully, why shouldn't people take pictures of themselves? When I'm on Instagram and I see that somebody took a picture of themselves, I'm like, 'Thank you.' I don't need to see a picture of the sky, the trees, plants. There's only one you." ~ Ezra Koenig
>> Fader's amazing Best of 2013 Listmania includes important lists such as the Top 8 Directions From the 2 Chainz #MEALTIME cookbook and Chief Keef's 7 Most-Used Emojis.
>> Lorde's hairstylist and makeup artist show NYLON how to get her "Team" video hair and makeup.
The jangle-pop band's critically acclaimed A&M albums, The Swimming Pool Q's (1984) and Blue Tomorrow (1986), had previously only been released on cassette and LP in the US, but never on CD.
The deluxe CD treatment, funded through an aggressive Kickstarter campaign, raised $21,584.
Continue reading Bobby Moore's CL feature, "Swimming Pool Q's 'A&M Years' revisited: Atlanta new wavers resurrect major label beginnings," published on June 12, 2013.
A "wreck the walls" party is currently being planned at Young Augustine's next door. So come pay your respects while the city erases yet another important piece of local history, surely making room for another living-shopping-condo-monstrosity experience, or something else that's equally as atrocious as what's currently being built atop the remains of what was Lenny's second location just a few blocks away (486 Decatur St).
>> "You can't pretend to be something. You listen to Nas' first album Illmatic. It's street stories. As he got more rich, he wrote songs like 'You Can Hold My Ice.' He wrote different kinds of songs, and that's just who he became at that point. And that's what the art form of hip hop is. It's about your experiences." ~ Jensen Karp, on Chet Haze
>> Gawker's (Rich Juzwiak's) super duper exclusive and very real and not at all fake interview with Vegas automaton Britney Spears is perfect.
>> Dum Dum Girls tour dates, y'all.
>> "I thought it was one of the best interviews I've ever seen. I fuckin' loved it! Especially the bit about the leather jogging pants or whatever he's going on about, fucking claiming he invented them." ~ Noel
>> Not mad, just disappointed in you, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, and Katy Perry. And you, too, Selena Gomez. Also, honorable disappointment mention to Tegan & Sara for comparing Miley to Madge.
>> File under GO FIGURE: Grammy-nom-nom-nom-nom Lorde was inspired by a National Geographic picture of George Brett to write "Royals." Speaking of queens on thrones, St. Vincent is extremely excited to announce the release of her self-titled album St. Vincent, out February 25!
>> NYT HeadLOL of the Day: Crisis for Insane Clown Posse: Getting Saner
Que likes being mysterious, even though he's just signed with Atlantic Records and his single "OG Bobby Johnson" has become ubiquitous on local hip-hop radio. During his live shows and videos, the local (t)rap artist dons a pair of black sunglasses, and his social media presence teases with the tagline "WhoIsQue?"
In spring of this year, Que and Sonny Digital, a close friend and prolific local producer best known for his production on 2 Chainz's "Birthday Song," released the joint Forbes Atlanta mixtape, spawning the single "Young Nigga."
There are more big names included in Big Ears 2014's lineup, such as John Cale, Television, and Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood (performing a Reich composition), but for the most part, the avant-garde and the experimental will have a heavy presence. Lounge Lizards and Tom Waits guitar veteran Marc Ribot is slated to play a set with his band Ceramic Dog, as well as a solo soundtrack performance of Charlie Chaplin's The Kid. Electronic dynamos Vladislav Delay, Dominick Fernow (Prurient), and Tim Hecker (who delivered an amazing set in 2010) are also on the bill, but one of the most exciting inclusions is the collaboration between Japanese noise legend Keiji Haino, Stephen O'Malley (Sunn 0)))), and innovative electronic musician Oren Ambarchi. More acts will be added as the festival draws closer.
See the Big Ears Festival Website for the entire lineup. Tickets go on sale Fri., Dec. 6. - tomorrow cannot come fast enough.
>> Lana Del Rey really just wanted us all to be together so she could visually close out a chapter before she releases her new record, Ultraviolence.
>> Grantland's Wesley Morris on R. Kelly's Black Panties: "These are growlingly, mellifluously, purringly sung serenades over mid-tempo, quiet-storm beats. And the woman in his bed - or on his floor, his car hood, or kitchen sink - is neither object nor mere penis receptacle. She is something to live for, something to do, something that, like Kelly himself, needs to be done." Hmmm. Further reading: Timeline: The life and career of R. Kelly
>> Full Stream Ahead: Widowspeak, The Swamps, Brendan Benson, You Were Right, and I Heard the Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel From the Nashboro Label, 1951-1983.
>> Oh, Katy Perry.
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