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Black Lips - Apocalypse Love CD/LP

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The Black Lips return with their 10th studio effort "Apocalypse Love", scorched with their trademark menace, it cryogenically mutates all recognised musical bases; it spins yarns about vintage Soviet synths, Benzedrine stupors, coup de’ tats, stolen valour 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.

Singer and saxophonist Zumi Rosow muses, “It’s a weird dance record, one that reflects the moment that the world’s in right now...”

"Apocalypse Love" is an album that emanates from a dive bar jukebox in the back of your mind; with a playlist that bends between tub thumping doom-glam, Plastic Ono singalongs, cocktail-shaken space age pop, Morricone reverberations and lo-fi outsider acoustic-punk, with mariachi horns, theremins, drum machines and harmonies filtering through the infectious melodies.

Stand-out number Among the Dunes is an amorphous platform-heeled anthem, a signature sax-fuelled stomper filled with trippy swagger. While opener No Rave proffers a hypnotic locked groove, with Cole Alexander’s trademark snarl delivered over a sulphurous wall of distorted hedonism, a dystopian anthem for an apocalyptic manifesto. Meanwhile, the twisted exotica of Whips of Holly with its silver screen façade is like the soundtrack to a classic Theda Bara vamp-fest.

As the band venture into their third decade, "Apocalypse Love" is proof that The Black Lips show no sign of slowing down...

About this product: this release is available on CD and LP formats.

The CD is housed in a capacity wallet.

The LP is pressed on violet vinyl, housed in a silver-foil sleeve. Includes a download code.