Published Feb 26, 2009As you may have heard, this week marks the release of the Black Lips' much much-anticipated 200 Million Thousand, an album that we here at Exclaim! now have up and online for your listening pleasure. Click here and you check out a stream of the entire new record by these the garage-rockin' knuckleheads, as well as read our hot-off-the-press feature on the group, who told us all about their recent "cultural clashing shit storm" and 200 Million Thousand.
Here's just a taste of what the band's Cole Alexander told us about Black Lips' recent misadventures in India, which nearly found them minus their passports and in an Indian prison:
"Basically we went nuts at this show. The kids were wanting to see something wild, so we just went for it. The financial backers got really weirded out by the public displays of affection between band mates - cultural differences...
"We knew that they're more conservative [in India], and we tried to respect that for a long time, but eventually... it seemed like people really wanted to see the Black Lips in one of our wild states, so we gave it to them."