Black Lips – Apocalypse Love

Label: Fire Records

Release Date: October 14, 2022

Black Lips are garage rock with a Southern accent.

From the label: “The Black Lips return with their 10th studio effort Apocalypse Love, scorched with their trademark menace, it cryogenically mutates all recognized musical bases; it spins yarns about vintage Soviet synths, Benzedrine stupors, coup de’ tats, stolen valor and certified destruction, all set against a black setting sun. Since the turn of the decade the band have transformed from austere country pioneers, into a set of Lynchian surrealists, hellbent on recalibrating the history of rock ‘n’ roll.”

Opener No Rave proffers a hypnotic locked groove, with Cole Alexander’s trademark snarl delivered over a sulphurous wall of distorted hedonism, creating a dystopian anthem for an apocalyptic manifesto.  Lost Angel is a soundtrack of desperado carnality, amber with the scorch of wild-Western cinema. This is followed by Whips Of Holly, a hypnotic cacophony of subdued exotica. Stand-out number Among The Dunes is an amorphous platform-heeled anthem, a signature sax-fueled stomper filled with trippy swagger. 

Listen to: 1, 4, 5, & 10

FCC: 6, 9, & 11

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