Black Lips: "Drugs"

Parts of this video are mildly disturbing, but for my off-kilter mood this morning, ’tis just right.

If you saw 500 Days of Summer, you probably heard Black Lips‘s song “Bad Kids.” All of their music videos are quirky and visually lo-fi, and remind me of a slightly darker version of old Weezer videos. (I’m thinking especially of Buddy Holly).

You may also heard this little tidbit of Black Lips gossip! As reported on My Old Kentucky Blog, apparently, Jared Swilley from Black Lips is in a little kerfuffle with Nathan Williams of Wavves. You can read the full report on MOKB, but may I share with you my favorite line from the incident? Jared Swilley:

After that, I went outside and saw their tour manager hanging around with some guys. They started getting all chuckles with me and so I told them I wasn’t gonna have it.”

I love this James Cagney version of the altercation. “Yeah, see! Tough guys, see? Gettin’ all chuckles, see?”

Anyway, we can comfort Swilley in person when he comes to Austin next week, post-ACL. Black Lips are coming to Mohawk next weekend (October 9), and you can purchase tickets here.