Wanted: Popeye (photo c/o Vice)
Hot on the heels of their great sub-continental adventure, Atlanta garage-punks Black Lips debuted some new material today on KEXP.
"Short Fuse," from their impeccably-named upcoming LP 200 Million Thousand, opens with clean guitar jangle and rides on a rubbery bassline for another 3:20 of pitch-perfect southern-fried punk. What's most striking about the new Lips tune is its... well, tunefulness. The latest on the Lips' long road to accessibility, "Fuse" puts the ATL boys' seldom-heard vocal harmonies on display.
It also helps that the hook is really, really cool.
Mp3-> Black Lips - Short Fuse (from 200 Million Thousand, out February 24 on Vice)