A nostalgia trip with Black Lips

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We like this upcoming single from Atlanta garage-rock band Black Lips - "I'll be with you", out May 18. The Super 8 video was the brainchild of band member Jared Swilley: “It's a pretty sappy, but heartfelt song about a dear friend," he says. "I wanted the video to reflect the feeling and mood of the song as I feel it. I wanted to kind of recreate old home movies I've seen of my family in the Sixties, but make it a little more subversive and somewhat sinister - with Playboy's laying around, and some satanic elements, and Charlie Manson. But still semi-innocent and silly and happy. It was a lot of fun to make it.”

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The fifth Black Lips album, 200 Million Thousand is out now. The band also does a good line in live antics, including fireworks, bodily fluids and chickens (not necessarily at the same show). If you like the sound of that, here are the tour dates for May and June:

  

Thu 14-May-09 UK Brighton The Fly  at Great Escape  

Fri 15-May-09 UK Nottingham Trent University  

Sat 16-May-09 UK Sheffiled Rollerpalooza

Sun 17-May-09 UK Cardiff The Globe      

Wed 20-May-09 UK Leeds TJSThu 21-May-09 UK Liverpool City Sound Festival

Fri 22-May-09 UK Dublin Crawdaddy  

Sat 23-May-09 UK Glasgow Classic Grand

Sun 24-May-09 UK Manchester Academy 3  

Tue 26-May-09 UK London Electric Ballroom  

Wed 27-May-09 Netherlands Amsterdam Melkweg  

Thu 28-May-09 France Paris Vilette Soniques at Cabaret Sauvage  

Sat 30-May-09 Spain Barcelona Primavera  

Mon 1-Jun-09 Germany Essen Pfingstfestival  

Tue 2-Jun-09 Germany Bremen Tower  

Wed 3-Jun-09 Denmark  Copenhagen Loppen  

Thu 4-Jun-09 Sweden Stockholm What We Do Is Secret   

Fri 5-Jun-09 Sweden Stockholm Debaser Medis  

Sat 6-Jun-09 Sweden Malmo Debaser  

Mon 8-Jun-09 Norway Bergen Hulen  

Tue 9-Jun-09 Norway  Oslo John Dee  

Wed 10-Jun-09 Denmark Aarhus Musikcafeen

 For more information on tickets go to: www.myspace.com/theblacklips