Skip to content

Listen To The New Black Lips' Road Trip Song 'Cruising'

The Black Lips have a new song, so summer must be here,… not yet, but I definitively associate their laid-back fun garage rock to sunny and carefree days. And ‘Cruising’ is no exception, as soon as you listen to these happy easy-going guitars, which are dramatically speeding up in the middle of the song, you can already see people dancing and bodies flying in the air. ‘Cruising’ is the perfect ode to life on the road, with lyrics like ‘Keep the wheel straight/I’m not worried about the border line/Slow down, signal every single girl/Easy on the gas so the rubbers don’t burn/When I see a sign I’m coming to a stop/I gotta get all though, I can’t get enough’ … err, is it an advice to a restless/drunk driver? I couldn’t tell put the song’s successive accelerations and decelerations bring you on a bumpy and chaotic road.

The new track is featured on a garage-rock compilation ‘Garage Swim’ put together by Adult Swim’s Williams Street Records, it will be out on May 6th with other tracks from The Oh Sees, Jeff the Brotherhood, Bass Drum of Death, King Khan, Mikal Cronin and King Tuff, and the digital release will be available for free.

So listen to ‘Cruising’ below, courtesy of Rolling Stone, and let's just say that I can’t wait to see the Black Lips at the upcoming Jubilee Music and Arts Festival in June.

Leave a Comment


Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – August 1975 (Volume 7, Number 3)  

By Steve Crawford | July 7, 2022 |

If I did fifty shows I’d get the money from one

Best Of 2022: Singles In Order Of Preference Through June 30th

By Iman Lababedi | July 7, 2022 |

a growling, prowling slap pump and just another all American

Brief Encounters: New Albums 7-1-22 – 7-7-22 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 7, 2022 |

a 28 song full, full blown reggae rasta brilliance

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – July 1975 (Volume 7, Number 2)

By Steve Crawford | July 7, 2022 |

the boundary breaking shock rocker of the decade

US Top 10 Singles Tracking 6-24-22 – 6-30-22

By Iman Lababedi | July 6, 2022 |

Harry seems to have it sewn up

Best Of 2022: Albums by Artist In Alphabetical Order Through June 30th (Half Way Mark)

By Iman Lababedi | July 6, 2022 |

a superb songwriter who can fill an album with excellent country mainstreamers

Going Steady: New Singles 7-1-22 – 7-7-22 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 6, 2022 |

lovely tribute to her single mom

Eileen Shapiro: “Portfolio Of A Rockstar Journalist” Meets The Genesis Great Steve Hackett

By Eileen Shapiro | July 6, 2022 |

a classical guitarist and composer and has released more than 30 solo albums

Press Releases For July: Here Are The Artists

By Alyson Camus | July 6, 2022 |

“The song is about a mental institution”

Freakout Records Announce The 10th Annual Freakout Festival Taking Place on November 10-13 in Ballard (Seattle, WA)

By admin | July 5, 2022 |

a diverse arrangement of voices and sounds

Scroll To Top