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Black Lips recruit Yoko Ono for chaotic new single “Occidental Front” — listen

on May 01, 2017, 11:15am

The new Black Lips album, Satan’s graffiti or God’s art?is shaping up to be a much heavier, more unhinged affair than 2014’s Underneath the Rainbow. Credit new members Oakley Munson (drums) and Zumi Rosow (saxophone), perhaps, but singles like “Can’t Hold On” and “Squatting in Heaven” bristle with dissonance, skronks, and sloppy vocals. The latest cut from the album, which features the legendary Yoko Ono, is no different.

“Occidental Front” gallops atop a rollicking drum line and apocalyptic guitar crashes that buoy a chorus of shouts, hollars, and screams, some of which are provided by Ono. Her son, Sean Lennon, produced the album. Listen to it below.

Satan’s graffiti or God’s art? arrives this Friday, May 5th via Vice Records.

Update: Black Lips have expanded their US tour into June.

Black Lips 2017 Tour Dates:
05/02 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
05/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
05/05 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
05/06 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
05/08 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
05/09 – Montreal, QC @ Le National
05/10 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
05/11 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
05/12 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
05/13 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
05/14 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
05/15 – St Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill
05/17 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
05/18 – Austin, TX @ Hot Luck Fest Barracudas
05/20 – Mexico City, MX @ Festival Martin
05/22 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
05/23 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
06/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
06/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
06/16 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
06/17 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
06/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
06/20 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
06/21 – San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
06/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
06/24 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
07/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
08/17-20 – Saint-Malo, FR @ Route du Rock
08/18 – Kiewit-Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
08/25-27 – Wetherby, UK @ Leeds Festival
08/25-27 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival

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