Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Band Spotlight: Black Lips

 History: The band formed as teenagers way back in 2000. Just before they began touring in 2002, tragedy struck when guitarist Ben Eberbaugh was "killed by a motorist in a drunken act of rage." The band went on in his honor. Over the years they gained recognition for their eclectic music and notorious live shows, which have included, nudity, vomiting, firework, and even chicken. With profiles in Rolling Stone and SPIN, it's safe to say that we'll see these four young lads from Atlanta, Georgia, in the near future.

* Cole Alexander - Vocals, guitar
* Jared Swilley - Vocals, bass guitar
* Joe Bradley - Vocals, drums
* Ian Saint - Guitar (from 2004)

Sounds Like: Throw some Cavern Club era Beatles, Soul, Doo Wop, Punk Rock energy, and cough syrup in the mix and you have the Black Lips.

Genre: Self-Described: Flower-Punk; They are extremely eclectic, as I mentioned before; elements of Garage Rock, Noise Rock, and Country.

Top Album: Good Bad Not Evil (2007)

Top Songs:
"Hippie, Hippie, Hoorah"
"Fairy Stories"
"Dirty Hands"
"Buried Alive"
"O Katrina!"
"Veni Vidi Vici"
"How Do You Tell a Child That Someone Has Died"
"Bad Kids"
"Cold Hands"
"Slime and Oxygen"

Label(s): Bomp!, In the Red, Rob's House Records, Vice

Yay! Now, I can say I did a Band Spotlight this Summer!

1 comment:

  1. I'll get the photo on there later. But, you can click on that if you want to see it now.


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