The Black Lips 10th studio effort ‘Apocalypse Love’ is out now

The Black Lips return with their 10th studio album ‘Apocalypse Love’, scorched with their trademark menace, it cryogenically mutates all recognised musical bases; it spins yarns about vintage Soviet synths, Benzedrine stupors, coup de’ tats, stolen valor and certified destruction, all set against a black setting sun. Since the turn of the decade the band have transformed from austere country pioneers, into a set of Lynchian surrealists, hellbent on recalibrating the history of rock ‘n’ roll.

Singer and saxophonist Zumi Rosow muses, “It’s a weird dance record, one that reflects the moment that the world’s in right now…”

‘Apocalypse Love’  is an album that emanates from a dive bar jukebox in the back of your mind; with a playlist that bends between tub thumping doom-glam, Plastic Ono singalongs, cocktail-shaken space age pop, Morricone reverberations and lo-fi outsider acoustic-punk, with mariachi horns, theremins, drum machines and harmonies filtering through the infectious melodies.

Sellotaped together with lavish arrangements and plenty of wayward noises to expand the Lips’ new panorama, ‘Apocalypse Love’  is a smorgasbord; a soundtrack for these troubled times, a buzzing light through the haze of uncertainty, at the end of that long corridor in the Lips’ favoured smoke-filled nightery.

As the band venture into their third decade, ‘Apocalypse Love’  is proof that The Black Lips show no sign of slowing down…

New album available on LTD Deluxe Edition Violet Vinyl with Silver Foiled Sleeve, Rough Trade Exclusive White/Black ‘Apocalypse Splatter’ Vinyl, Classic Black Vinyl & CD.


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A primal cry, a maniacal love letter to their sonic anarchy and the unpredictability of the world we live in.

★★★★ Clash



Traversing goth, punk and retro-futurist pop in one entertaining blowout.

Norman Records

Black Lips ‘Apocalypse Love’



An energetic rock that marches with a style too free to be categorize

Rolling Stone

US TOUR 2022
18 Oct: The Ritz, San Jose, CA
21 Oct: Dante’s, Portland, OR
22 Oct: Neumos, Seattle, WA
23 Oct: The Olympic, Boise, ID
24 Oct: Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
25 Oct: Bluebird, Denver, CO
27 Oct: Lodge Room, Los Angeles, CA
28 Oct: Constellation Room, Santa Ana, CA
29 Oct: Pappy & Harriets, Pioneertown, CA
30 Oct: Rebel Lounge, Phoenix, AZ
31 Oct: Casbah, San Diego, CA
09 Nov: Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
10 Nov: Brooklyn Made, Brooklyn, NY
11 Nov: Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
12 Nov: Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
13 Nov: Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
14 Nov: Thunderbird, Pittsburgh, PA
16 Nov: Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
17 Nov: Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
18 Nov: Turf Club, St. Paul, MN
19 Nov: Slowdown-Front Room, Omaha, NE
20 Nov: Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, MO
22 Nov: Growlers, Memphis, TN
23 Nov: Basement East, Nashville, TN
25 Nov: The Earl, Atlanta, GA
26 Nov: The Earl, Atlanta, GA
28 Nov: Cat’s Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC
29 Nov: Union Stage, Washington, DC
30 Nov: Tellus 360, Lancaster, PA

A wonderful new chapter… the world may be on fire, but at least we have Black Lips

The Line Of Best Fit