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Not Bad Meaning Bad But Bad Meaning Good: Black Lips Announce New Album


By: Spacelab Research Staff

After lots of shows, wild times in Tijuana, and a lot work, Black Lips are ready to go back and do it all over again. They've announced the details around their upcoming album Good Bad Not Evil and a set of supporting shows for the album.

The band has been working through a number of titles for the release before deciding on Good Bad Not Evil. The band seems to have a casual approach to making decisions, going with more of a feels right kind of approach based on gut instinct.

Bassist Jared Swilley recently told Paste Magazine "We had been trying to decide forever. It was going back and forth between us and Vice British people and Vice U.S. people. Finally, they said, "We have to have a title right now," so yesterday while we were at our barbecue we wrote a drunken e-mail to the British office and told them we'd go with this one. There were a few that I really hated and the other people really hated, so it was just the one that everybody has the least amount of problem with."

Good Bad Not Evil is the follow up to their live in Tijuana freak out Los Valientes del Mundo Nuevo. Their last studio album was 2005's Let It Bloom.

They also have a video for Cold Hands, which has already been released as a single. The album Good Bad Not Evil will be released on September 11 via Vice Records.

There's also a tour in the works for September and October, with the Selmanaires:


Good Bad Not Evil Track List
01 Lean
02 Katrina
03 Veni Vidi Vici
04 Good Bad Not Evil
05 Navajo
06 Lock and Key
07 How Do You Tell a Child that Someone Has Died?
08 Bad Kids
09 Step Right Up
10 Cold Hands
11 Off the Block
12 Slime & Oxygen
13 Transcendental Light

Black Lips Tour Dates
09-12 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
09-14 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
09-15 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
09-16 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore at TLA
09-18 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
09-19 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
09-20 - Worcester, MA - The Grind (Clark University)
09-21 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East
09-22 - Montreal, Quebec - La Sala Rossa
09-23 - Toronto, Ontario - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
09-25 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
09-26 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
09-28 - Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium
09-29 - Milwaukee, WI - Mad Planet
09-30 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
10-02 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
10-03 - Kansas City, MO - Grand Emporium
10-04 - Dallas, TX - The Loft
10-05 - Austin, TX - Emo's
10-06 - Houston, TX - The Engine Room
10-07 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
10-11 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Richards on Richards
10-12 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile Café
10-17 - Pomona, CA - Glass House
10-19 - West Hollywood, CA - Troudabor
10-20 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex


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