Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Dance With You” by Black Lips from their 2012 single Sick Of You on Vice Music.
Atlanta’s Black Lips are no strangers to the confines of the KEXP studios and the ears of our listeners. Rock and Roll’s Hardest Working Band released their album Arabia Mountain nearly a year ago, but tracks from its sessions are still filtering out. “Dance With You” is one of two unreleased B-sides on the Sick Of You single and a rowdy re-introduction to their trademark garage-rock style. Although it’s maybe a little too messy to have fit in with the rest of the album, the song is everything anyone would expect from the Black Lips, all jammed into one three-minute explosion. A throwback to their 60’s psychedelic influences, they’ve also managed to include a bass line fit for a 1950s television series private eye as the backdrop to their signature sloppy, lo-fi, garage rock style.
Black Lips aren’t currently on tour, but they are performing a few select shows, including a couple in Chicago next week. You can catch up with the guys, though, on Facebook or on their official website over here. For now, here’s a song from Arabia Mountain that they performed live at KEXP last summer: