Review: Black Lips!

Black Lips!
“We Did Not Know the Forest Spirit Made the Flowers Grow”

Black Lips! offers a wild, garage rock sounds that is inspired by Arthur Lee & Love. It is also equally informed by the wild abandon of Roky Erickson and 13th Floor Elevators. That is, the islands of melody are psychedelic time capsules in a maelstrom of frantic garage punk energy on this sophomore releases from the aggro-psych rebels out of Atlanta. The album, at times uneven, includes a QuickTime video of “Fad”.