Video Exclusive: The Black Lips in the Studio

'Underneath The Rainbow' sessions with The Black Keys' Patrick Carney, and Tommy Brenneck.
By Richard S. Chang

The Black Lips, the fun, bluesy rock band from Atlanta, will release their seventh studio album, 'Underneath The Rainbow,' on March 18 on Vice Records. The band made the album available for streaming on Monday (see below), and it's everything you'd want out of a Black Lips album: urgent, catchy and rough around the edges.

Much was made about The Black Keys' Patrick Carney producing part of 'Underneath The Rainbow.' In the exclusive behind-the-scenes video at the top of the page, you can see Carney and the band work through pieces of three songs ('Dandelion Dust,' 'Funny' and 'I Don't Wanna Go Home') at Blackbird Studios in Nashville.

There's also footage of the band in Dunham Studio in Brooklyn with producer Tommy Brenneck (Cee Lo and Dap-Kings), hammering out vocals for 'Boys In The Wood' (on one-inch tape, no less). On stage, the Lips are seemingly always having a great time. It doesn't seem to be much different in the studio.

Black Lips 2014 Tour Dates

3/07 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse (w/ Deerhunter)
3/11-3/16 Austin, TX
3/20 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriet's *
3/21 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre *
3/22 - Santa Ana, CA @ Burgerama @ The Observatory
3/23 - Felton, CA @ Don Quixote's *
3/24 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
3/25 - Sacramento, CA @ Assembly *
3/27 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre *
3/28 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's *
3/29 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater *
3/30 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux *
3/31 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
4/02 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *
4/03 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar *
4/04 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom *
4/05 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern *
4/14 - Richmond, VA @ The National ^
4/15 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat ^
4/17 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall ^
4/18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^
4/19 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club ^
4/21 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre ^
4/22 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre ^
4/24 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick ^
4/25 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom ^
4/26 - Chicago, IL @ TBA ^
4/27 - St, Paul, MN @ Turf Club ^
4/28 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room ^
4/29 - St Louis, MO @ The Firebird ^
4/30 - Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room ^
5/2-5/4 Austin, TX @ Austin Psych Fest

* w/ The Coathangers
^ w/ Natural Child

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