May 6, 2011

Black Lips - "Modern Art"

"K-hole at the Dalí / Seeing the unknown / Well it might have been a molly / 'Cause my mind's being blown / Take the escalator to the next floor / Such a strong sedator, now I can't find the door."

"Modern Art"—the first single from the Black Lips' forthcoming Mark Ronson-produced Arabia Mountain—boasts a hilarious narrative courtesy of Jared Swilley about taking what he thinks is ketamine (k-hole) or ecstasy (molly) at the already psychedelic Salvador Dalí museum in Spain. Just barely over the two-minute mark, the fearsome and catchy "Modern Art" sharpens the band's already hard-hitting brand of garage rock and even makes it a little dancey. Thank your Mr. Ronson?

Black Lips - "Modern Art" (from Arabia Mountain)

Arabia Mountain is out June 7th via Vice. Watch the video for "Modern Art" after the jump.