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A lot of excitement and immersion went into creating Satan’s graffiti or god’s art? , Black Lips’ most musically evolved album to date. Production from Sean Lennon, a few guest appearances from Yoko Ono and the exciting addition of new members Oakley Munson on drums and Zumi Rosow (the first female Black Lip) on saxophone have infused the project with a focused energy similar to the spirit that had brought the Black Lips to life in the first place, way back in 1999. Only this time, the band is drawing from nearly two decades of experience and musicianship, and the newness is tethered by familiarity: Munson is a longtime friend of the band, and Rosow has been playing live with the Black Lips for several years now. The final product is urgent and thoughtful, reflecting the growth the Black Lips have experienced since bursting onto the scene (once or twice quite literally on fire), but it’s also true to their original blistering, careening take on rock n’ roll: fuzzy, dirty, and rife with three and four part harmonies. Satan’s graffiti or god’s art? proves that while they may have grown up a bit and changed a few things around, the Black Lips are still as creatively unhinged and exhilarating as ever.