The Black Lips

Band Info
The Black Lips
Band Name: The Black Lips
Official Website: Band Website
Origin: Dunwoody, Georgia
Year Formed: 1999
Band Members: Cole Alexander, Jared Swilley, Ian Saint Pé, and Joe Bradley
Genres: Indie Punk, Lo-Fi, Punk







The Black Lips Background Info

The Black Lips, formed in 1999, are a Punk Rock/Lo-Fi band from Dunwoody, Georgia.  Consisting of Cole Alexander, Jared Swilley, Ian Saint Pé, and Joe Bradley The Black Lips have released six studio albums:

  • Black Lips! (2003)
  • We Did Not Know the Forest Spirit Made the Flowers Grow (2004)
  • Let It Bloom (2005)
  • Good Bad Not Evil (2007)
  • 200 Million Thousand (2009)
  • Arabia Mountain (2011)

MarsBands Review

The Black Lips make some pretty awesome music.  Some of their songs, like Veni Vidi Vici, sound like 70s Psychedelic Rock.  Other songs, like New Direction, are very Punk sounding.  If you listen closely, a 50s “doo-wop” sound can be heard that is brilliantly mixed with their own version of Punk.

The Punk sound that The Black Lips have isn’t quite the same as you might hear from a Punk band like Screeching Weasel.  The Black Lips’ Punk sound is more of a mix of sounds from the 50s and 70s.  They tend to have that Classic Rock sound while reaching back even further with the 50s style Pop, which is then mixed with Punk, Rock, and perhaps even a smidgen of Country (see/hear, How Do You Tell A Kid That Someone Has Died) to make the unique sounds of The Black Lips. is thrilled to have found this amazing band, albeit 12 years after they formed.  It’s better late than never, right?  We suggest you check them out, as they have a lot of different sounds to offer and we’re certain you’ll like at least one of them.


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Other Songs to Check Out

  • New Direction
  • O Katrina
  • Feels Alright
  • Dirty Hands
  • How Do You Tell A Child That Someone Has Died

Where They Are From

Dunwoody, GA, USA

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