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

Ono's son, Sean Lennon, produced the band's new album, which is due out this Friday

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    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.

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    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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