Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Almighty Defenders

When the Black Lips had to flee India after almost getting arrested and getting their passports confiscated, they fled to Berlin to hole up with their old pal and label-mate King Khan. Mark Sultan (aka BBQ, one half of King Khan & BBQ Show) also happened to be there, and the collection of garage-rock all-stars gave birth to an album and band of the same name, The Almighty Defenders. They just unleashed the album track "Cone of Light", which "shimmies with some Sam Cooke-y gospel swagger." The self-titled VICE release is set to drop on September 22nd.