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Black Lips

Playing garage-flavored punk rock with a Southern accent, a messed-up and bluesy undertow, and the gleefully destructive impact of a 15-year-old with a bag of firecrackers, the Black Lips are an Atlanta-based combo who, after their debut in 2000, soon developed a reputation as one of the Peach State's wildest bands. The Black Lips consisted of Cole Alexander on lead vocals, guitar, and harmonica, Ben Eberbaugh on lead guitar, Jared Swilley on bass, and Joe Bradley on drums, when they released their first single. After a second single and a handful of out of control live shows that led to them being banned from several Georgia venues, they caught the attention of Greg Shaw at Bomp! Records, who signed the band to a recording deal. The Black Lips cut their self-titled first album in mid-2002, but before it could be released, Ederbaugh was killed in a freak auto accident when a driver going the wrong way crashed into his car at a toll booth. The death occurred only a few days before the Black Lips were to set out on an East Coast and Midwest tour; believing Ederbaugh would have wanted them to continue, the band set out as a three-piece and made plans to add a new lead guitarist for a more extensive tour in 2003, scheduled to support the release of the album. Their second album for Bomp!, 2004's We Did Not Know the Forest Spirit Made the Flowers Grow, featured new guitarist Jack Hines. After the album's release, Hines left the band and was replaced by Ian St. Pé. The Black Lips jumped to In the Red for the 2005 effort Let It Bloom. The band then put out Los Valientes del Mundo Nuevo -- their first release for Vice -- and Good Bad Not Evil, both in 2007. 200 Million Thousand followed in 2009, also on Vice. In early 2010, the band hit the studio with producer Mark Ronson and began work on their sixth album, Arabia Mountain, which was released in June of 2011. After failing to get first choice Phil Spector or second choice Ronson, the band enlisted the Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney and Dap Kings member Tommy Brenneck to co-produce their slick, Southern rock-inspired seventh album. Underneath the Rainbow was released by Vice in spring of 2014. ~ Mark Deming
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Stations Featuring
Black Lips

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Albums by
Black Lips

Top Songs by
Black Lips

  1.   Song
  2.   Modern Art
  3.   Veni Vidi Vici
  4.   Cold Hands
  5.   Drugs
  6.   Squatting in Heaven
  7.   Bad Kids
  8.   Family Tree
  9.   Boys in the Wood
  10.   Can't Hold On
  11.   Spidey's Curse
  12.   Take My Heart
  13.   Don't Mess Up My Baby
  14.   I'll Be with You
  15.   Short Fuse
  16.   [Untitled]
  17.   Dorner Party
  18.   Lock and Key
  19.   Can't Dance
  20.   Do the Vibrate
  21.   Funny
  22.   Smiling
  23.   New Direction Ronson Dub Remix
  24.   Time
  25.   The Lie
  26.   Raw Meat
  27.   Bone Marrow
  28.   Big Black Baby Jesus of Today
  29.   Slime and Oxygen
  30.   Navajo
  31.   I Saw a Ghost (Lean)
  32.   Buried Alive
  33.   Punk Slime
  34.   Workin'
  35.   Waiting
  36.   Not a Problem
  37.   Nightmare Field
  38.   Trapped in a Basement
  39.   Bicentennial Man
  40.   Juvenile
  41.   Dog Years
  42.   New Direction
  43.   Dumpster Dive
  44.   Arboles de La Barranca
  45.   Old Man
  46.   Again & Again
  47.   Transcendental Light
  48.   Off the Block
  49.   Boone
  50.   Dirty Hands
  51.   Fairy Stories
  52.   Everybody's Doin' It
  53.   Hippie Hippie Hoorah
  54.   Boomerang
  55.   Sea of Blasphemy
  56.   Step Right Up
  57.   Body Combat
  58.   Go Out and Get It
  59.   M.I.A.
  60.   Justice After All
  61.   You Keep on Running
  62.   Drop I Hold
  63.   Let It Grow
  64.   O Katrina
  65.   Empassant
  66.   She's Gone
  67.   Take Me Home
  68.   Feeling Gay
  69.   Gung Ho
  70.   Stranger
  71.   Gentle Violence
  72.   Mr. Driver
  73.   Noc-a-Homa
  74.   It Feels Alright
  75.   I Don't Wanna Go Home
  76.   Starting Over
  77.   I Saw God
  78.   Make You Mine
  79.   Mad Dog
  80.   Dandelion Dust
  81.   Elijah
  82.   How Do You Tell a Child That Someone Has Died
  83.   Drive-By Buddy

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