Photo by Nadia Elchmaissani/KUTX
The Black Lips have slipped in and out of several styles since their inception in 1999. On their upcoming ninth record, Sing In A World That’s Falling Apart, due out January 24th on Vice/Fire, the band veers closer to country than ever before. With a southern-fried twang and a wink of self-awareness, the record harkens back to the pastoral sounds of “Sweet Kin” and “Make It” from their eponymous 2003 debut. The record also marks a return to the raw, dangerous sounds of their earlier efforts, a result of their decision to produce the LP without ProTools or any other contemporary technologies. Having undergone a series of lineup changes in the back half of the decade, The Black Lips in their current form display a stylistic evolution and matured approach to songwriting that results in some of their best music since the aughts.
The Black Lips stopped by Studio 1A ahead of their show at Barracuda on December 13th and their new record out January 24th. Check out the full session below.
Written by Nick Gonzales/KUTX
Host: Rick McNulty
Audio: Cliff Hargrove & Jake Perlman
Cameras: Michael Minasi, Amarachi Ngwakwe, Nadia Elchmaissani, Julia Reihs
Edits: Michael Minasi
Producer: Deidre Gott