The Black Lips formed in 2000 after bassist Jared Swilley left the Renegades, and guitarist Ben Eberbaugh left the Reruns. Drummer Joe Bradley joined a few months later and completing the line-up was Robby Rebel on guitar and vocals.

They released their first single "Ain’t Comin Back” in early 2002 on their own label and began to gain notoriety for their crazy live shows. They have slowly built a fanbase that appreciates their energy and style that is a rough mishmash of blues, rock, doo-wop, country, and punk.

Their latest album “Arabia Mountain” has been created in collaboration with the English producer “Mark Ronson” known for both his sharply-honed solo albums "Version" and "Record Collection" and his production work for the likes of Sean Paul, Nas, Adele, Kaiser Chiefs, Duran Duran, Lily Allen, and most notably the "soul-pop" diva Amy Winehouse.