Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Black Lips: Tour Dates, Video Contest and MP3

Well there is no doubting the Black Lips are busy. Gearing up for the Feb. 24 release of their newest album, 200 Million Thousand (Vice), the Atlanta rockers are booked on a solid tour and are hosting a video contest. Read below for contest outline:

"In an e-card released to fans over the Holidays, the Lips announced an imminent video contest for “Starting Over.” The ambitious hope was to have 200 Million Thousand(!) videos made for the song, and to name one supreme creation victorious. Now, the wait is over. Partnering with Vimeo.com, the contest officially launched yesterday and runs until February 15th. The winning director will receive – other than bragging rights, of course – a feature on the homepage of Vimeo.com, an extra special 7” of LP-standout “Short Fuse,” and a signed copy of 200 Million Thousand.

Go Here To Participate In The Black Lips Video Contesthttp://vimeo.com/blacklipscontest "

Tour Dates And MP3 After The Jump...

Our own Andrew Daniels had this to say about the recent MP3 release, "Starting Over" from the up-coming album.

"We get our first taste of the new Black Lips album today with "Starting Over," from their forthcoming LP 200 Million Thousand (complete with trippy cover art, which seems to be a growing trend for '09 releases) which hits stores via VICE on February 24. The track, which you can -- no, absolutely should -- grab for free above, is a delightful nugget of flower power with a guitar line reminscent of The Byrds' "Turn Turn Turn" and a fidelity rivaling Bee Thousand-era Guided By Voices. Of course, lead singer Cole Alexander's punkish snarl remains firmly in tact. Okay, now we're officially excited for this album. "

Black Lips Tour Dates

02-26 Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree
02-27 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse

MySpace Music Presents Tour:
03-04 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
03-05 Washington, DC – Black Cat
03-06 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
03-07 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
03-09 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
03-10 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
03-12 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
03-13 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
03-14 Chicago, IL – Logan Square Auditorium
03-15 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
03-16 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
03-17 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
03-18 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
03-20 Austin, TX – SXSW
03-21 Austin, TX – SXSW
03-23 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
03-25 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
03-26 Tampa, FL - Orpheum
03-27 Miami, FL – Churchill’s
03-28 Gainesville, FL – Common Ground
03-29 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
03-30 Orlando, FL – The Social

04-15 Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar
04-16 San Diego, CA - Casbah
04-17 Tempe, AZ - Clubhouse
04-18 Tucson, AZ - Plush
04-20 Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
04-21 Denver, CO - Bluebird
04-22 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
04-23 Boise, ID – Neurolox
04-24 Portland, OR – Berbati’s Pan
04-25 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
04-27 Eugene, OR – Wow Hall
04-28 Sacramento, CA – Blue Lamp
04-29 Santa Cruz, CA – The Blue Lagoon
04-30 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
05-01 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
05-02 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse

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