Quick Pick: The Black Lips – “Underneath The Rainbow”

The Black Lips
Underneath the Rainbow
Atlanta, GA
(Vice Records)

Underneath the Rainbow finds the band sticking to its tried-and-true formula of mixing an irreverent punk attitude with revivalist garage rock. Songs like the ramshackle opener “Drive-By Buddy” and jangly prison song “Smiling” have all the snotty catchiness of vintage Dead Milkmen tracks and succeed in sounding like they’re on the verge of completely falling apart at any moment.  “Justice After All” is sure to become a live anthem akin to 2007’s “Bad Kids” while “Boys in The Wood,” an ode to both Skynyrd and bathtub gin, provides a demented take on swampy Southern blues-rock…

Read our April 2014 cover story on The Black Lips here.

Produced by Patrick Carney, Ed Rawls
Mixed by Jimmy Douglass
Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound, NY
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