Music We Like: The Black Lips’ newest single has us eager for their upcoming show

Kicking, screaming and dancing our way through the long winter with some of our favorite new tracks.
Songs that will shake out the stress from Black Lips, The Hated, SG Lewis, The Wood Brothers and Bluey Green.

by | Feb 6, 2023 | Music, New Music

We’re all about music discovery here at KHOL and love sharing what we’re listening to at any given moment. Each Monday, in our new series “Music We Like,” we’ll explore the tracks we’re currently obsessed with to get you through the week ahead. Follow us on Spotify to keep up with our recent favorites, including Top 5 Tracks of the WeekTop Tracks of 2022Sounds of Now and Local Favorites.

The Black Lips – No Rave

Blowing minds for over 20 years with a reputation for pushing the boundaries and breaking the rules both onstage and off, Atlanta-based band The Black Lips return with their 10th shape-shifting studio album “Apocalypse Love.” With a killer groove, menacing guitar and psycho psychedelic vocals that could come directly from Dennis Hopper’s character in the film “Blue Velvet,” lead single “No Rave” puts the pedal to the medal and never lets up, kicking the album off with a ferocity that’ll keep you engaged throughout its unexpected twists and turns. The fact that The Black Lips are coming through Jackson to play at The Mangy Moose on Saturday, Feb. 11 is just the cherry on top. Don’t miss the chance to see a show you won’t soon forget! – Jack Catlin, Music Director

The Hated – Words Come Back

This yowling squall of a proto-emo punk anthem comes from The Hated, an Annapolis, Maryland quartet that had a run of scorching releases in the late 1980s. Throat-shredding vocals are tempered by a catchy bassline that places this searing track—which tackles ostracization in The Hated’s hometown—squarely in the most melodic of hardcore territory. Cries for recognition rarely come as impassioned or headbang-inducing as this. – Eli Bernstein, Deputy Director

SG Lewis – “Fever Dreamer” (feat. Charlotte Day Wilson & Channel Tres)

This track not only slaps, it’s a layer cake of my favorite things. A funky guitar, a bumping beat, soul piano and the sexy deep voice of crowd favorite electronic music guest star Channel Tres. SG Lewis’s last album was a staple for helping me dance my way through the second year of the pandemic. Now he’s dropped another fantastic record with a number of stand out tracks. “Fever Dreamer” also features soulful vocals from rising star Charlotte Day Wilson. Channel Tres is popping up all over the place recently with a number of featured appearances, so I suspect we’ll see another big year from him in 2023. – Tyler Pratt, News Director

Bluey Green – Morning Sunshine

With the days getting longer, the single “Morning Sunshine” is the perfect anthem for the season. The New Zealand-based artist Bluey Green (aka Mitch Horton ) straddles chill pop, surf rock and dance. This song is breezy and upbeat and captures the bliss of a bluebird day. Not to be missed is the track’s music video which features a vintage ski flick, originally commissioned by New Zealand’s tourism office to promote South Island ski fields. – Emily Cohen, Executive Director

The Wood Brothers – Luckiest Man

The Wood Brothers are my go-to road trip music. I recently rediscovered “Luckiest Man” and have been jamming out to it all week. – Hanna Merzbach, News Reporter

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About Jack Catlin

Jack is KHOL's music director. He says all music is in some way connected no matter the style and his mission is to provide listeners with a unique and memorable experience each time they tune in to KHOL or see him DJ live.

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