Black Lips "Satan’s Graffiti Or God’s Art? (Vice)"
Atlanta’s scuzzy psych-garage rockers Black Lips are back and as swagger-y as ever. Also, as blissfully all over the place as ever. Maybe that has something to do with having Sean Lennon produce the album, and bringing mom Yoko around to contribute (and contribute she does). Satan’s Graffiti Or God’s Art? (VICE) if full of freak flags waving proudly; country shuffles while Yoko screams here, ‘60s stripper saxophones sounds there. This is a bawdy, distorted, reverb soaked time. Flip the collar on your jean jacket. You’re gonna need the extra cool, and also so it can protect your neck from rock vampires. Check out the Eric Burden meets Ellery Roberts sounds of the first single from the album, “Cant Hold On.”