Black Lips Shows Might Smell Like Garbage, Cookies And The Moon

The flower punk band is experimenting with smell as well as sound.

Punk rock and garage shows have a pretty evocative scent: spilled beer, BO and (more than) a hint of something herbal.

However, when the Black Lips head out this year in support of their upcoming record, Underneath the Rainbow, venues will apparently get an olfactory shift: Lips shows are primed to smell like myriad things, including cookies, dumpsters and the moon.

If you’re currently scratching your head in delighted confusion (cookies! the moon!) it’s basically like this: The Black Lips have commissioned a machine that manufactures synthetic smells and they’re taking it on the road with them — or so bassist and vocalist Jared Swilley says.

“A friend of ours in France actually makes machines [that] make smells and we’re working with him,” Swilley told MTV News. “And we’ve pretty much perfected the technology.”

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