In a recent interview with MTV Hive, Black Lips guitarist Cole Alexander noted that the Atlanta-based punk rockers are in talks with veteran producer Mark Ronson to produce their next album. It would be the band’s second collaboration with Ronson, who also produced 2011’s Arabia Mountain.
“Our first album was together, the second was trashy, the third was together, but we’ve been talking to Mark Ronson about working with him again, so if we do it, it might have the Arabia effect,’” Alexander told MTV Hive. “But we’d do it even better because now we have better chemistry with Mark. I think we might get our first hit record off our next Mark record.”
For most of their career, the Black Lips have been known primarily for their unpredictable live shows, with their albums typically consisting of largely unintelligible and not very radio friendly noise punk. That changed when the band employed Ronson to man the boards on Arabia Mountain, easily their most polished and accessible work to date.