The Black Lips will have their long-gestating eighth studio album released May 5th by Vice Records. Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art was produced by Sean Lennon, and features guest vocals from his mom, Yoko Ono.
There have been some lineup adjustments since the band’s last album, 2014’s Underneath the Rainbow. Guitarist Ian St. Pe (whose debut solo album, Fixed Focus, is out April 7th) has been replaced by Jack Hines, back in the band after leaving in 2004 following a two-year run. And drummer/vocalist Joe Bradley, a founding member, has opted out, with Oakley Munson taking over. Finally, saxophonist Zumi Rosow is apparently now a full member.
In other Black Lips news, the group’s previous four albums for Vice are being reissue on cassette in a Happy Meals-inspired box set for Record Store Day (April 22nd), and the band can be seen in the new Terrence Malick movie Song to Song, alongside Iggy Pop, Ryan Gosling, John Lydon, Natalie Portman, Val Kilmer and others.