Published Dec 08, 2008Self-described Georgian "flower punks" Black Lips are pulling themselves back together for the follow-up to last year's much-loved Good Bad Not Evil. Calling their latest 200 Million Thousand, the record is scheduled to make its debut next year on February 24 courtesy of Vice Records.
And like most new albums, this one has a big, ol' tour attached, which is being presented by, um, MySpace Music, "the world's most popular and most trafficked music platform," the press release proudly boasts. If you're wondering just why Black Lips have paired up with this corporate giant, the release goes on to explain that "teaming up with MySpace Music empowers Black Lips to connect intimately with fans by enabling artists to upload video content, blogs, post tour dates, lyrics and make their music available to fans for stream or download."
We'll let you draw your own conclusions about this partnership and play nice by cutting straight to the tracklisting and tour dates, none of which are in Canada by the way.
200 Million Thousand:
1. "Take My Heart"
3. "Starting Over"
4. "Let It Grow"
5. "Trapped in a Basement"
6. "Short Fuse"
7. "I'll Be With You"
8. "Big Black Baby Jesus of Today"
9. "Again & Again"
10. "Old Man"
11. "The Drop I Hold"
12. "Body Combat"
14. "I Saw God"
Black Lips tour dates:
2/15 London, England - Islinton Academy (NME Awards)
2/16 Bristol, England - Fleece N Firkin
2/17 Glasgow, Scotland - ABC 2
2/18 Manchester, England - Institute
2/19 Brighton, England - Audio
2/26 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
2/27 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
3/4 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
3/5 Washington, DC - Black Cat
3/6 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
3/7 Cambridge, MA - Middle East
3/9 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
3/10 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/12 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
3/13 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
3/14 Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium
3/15 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
3/16 St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
3/17 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
3/18 Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
3/20-21 Austin, TX - SXSW
3/23 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
3/25 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
3/26 Tampa, FL - Orpheum
3/27 Miami, FL - Churchill's
3/28 Gainesville, FL - Common Grounds
3/29 Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
3/30 Orlando, FL - The Social
Black Lips "Bad Kids"