Sun March 30, 2014
CD of the Week from Black Lips
Black Lips formed in 1999 in Dunwoody, Georgia, a northern suburb of Atlanta, while founding members Cole Alexander (guitar) and Jared Swilley (bass) were still in high school. Drummer Joe Bradley joined a few months later, and lead guitarist Ian Saint Pe' joined in 2004. After releasing records for other labels, Black Lips signed with Vice Records in 2007, releasing their new Underneath The Rainbow on that label. Their garage-punk sound has grown more accessible in recent years, and that trend continues with Underneath The Rainbow, c0-produced by Patrick Carney of The Black Keys and Dap-Kings member Tommy Brenneck. The result is the highest fidelity yet for Black Lips' distinctive psych rock songs.