Atlanta-based, psychedelic garage rock no-goodniks the Black Lips will release an enhanced CD live album, Los Valientes Del Mundo Nuevo, on Vice Records on February 20, 2007. The album will be the Lips’ first for the label, who they signed with this past October.
Recorded by John Reis (Drive Like Jehu, Rocket From the Crypt, Hot Snakes) live in Tijuana, this music is every bit as deceptively sweet and dangerous as the city they recorded in. The album also doubles as an enhanced CD complete with live footage featuring interviews, pills, tacos, hookers, Mexicans, tequila, and a donkey painted like a zebra.
Our last Lips sighting came in the form of lead singer Cole Alexander’s cameo in one of the extra features on the recent The Vice Guide to Travel DVD, where his 2006 summer trip to Uganda was documented as the music video to “In My Mind,” a song by his presumable one-off side project Old King Cole Younger. That brief bit of strangely entertaining cinema, coupled with the Lips’ infamous live show reputation, point to the possibility that the band could potentially achieve the rare feat of releasing an enhanced CD whose visual component isn’t completely forgettable.
But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s a video of the band performing “Not A Problem” off of 2005’s Let It Bloom in London at The Old Blue Last, the Vice pub.