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The Black Lips

Hell-raising Atlanta quartet will rock the city with classic hits and songs from their new album, Arabia Mountain.

When: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 7 p.m.

Where: SOhO, 1221 State St., Santa Barbara

Cost: $15

Age limit: 21+

Categories: Rock

Description:

Arabia Mountain, the sixth studio album and fourth Vice Records release by the Black Lips, finds the hell-raising Atlanta quartet digging deep into the roots of their exposed-nerve sound and simultaneously exploring surprising new possibilities in their music ā€“ or as one of their new songs puts it, "lookin' in a new direction." Singer-guitarist Cole Alexander explains, "We tried to do what we do best, and keep it raw, but we also opened up to working with a producer and experimenting with new sounds. We tried to keep doing what we're doing, while expanding and growing at the same time."

The Lips ā€“ Alexander, singer-bassist Jared Swilley, singer-guitarist Ian St. PĆ©, and singer-drummer Joe Bradley ā€“ had never collaborated with a producer before embarking on their current album. This time, however, the band set out to work with one of the producers on their short list: Mark Ronson, the English producer known for both his sharply-honed solo albums Version and Record Collection and his production work for the likes of Sean Paul, Nas, Adele, Kaiser Chiefs, Duran Duran, Lily Allen, and most notably U.K. soul-pop diva Amy Winehouse's international breakthrough Back to Black.

Phone: 805-962-7776

Event posted March 7, 2013
Last updated March 7, 2013

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