The Black Lips are recording their new album with the Black Keys drummer Patrick Carnay, NME reports.
Their bassist Jared Swilley has confirmed that the follow up to their 2011 album "Arabia Mountain" is being recorded in Nashville where Carney is producing part of the album which he says will combine "club bangers and southern rock anthems."
Carnay isn't the only special guest to feature on the credits: "Bradford [Cox] from Deerhunter usually makes it on our albums in some capacity as well," said Swilley.
Meanwhile, the band are prepping a tour documentary called "Kids Like You and Me" which follows their 2012 tour across the Middle East where they played unlikely rock venues in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Cyprus.
Describing the unusual tour, Swilley said: "Dubai was a little weird because we weren't allowed to talk to the audience at all or interact with them. We had to play in a hotel so we were considered employees of the hotel, and weren't allowed to speak to anyone unless we were spoken to.
"We're working real hard to get to Antarctica right now. There is a research centre there and it has a pub. There are 1,500 to 1,600 contractors and scientists working there, so we just have to get the money to get down there."
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