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Black Lips: Raw Meat

The Black Lips have probably been in contact with the police a couple more times than everybody else so maybe it isn’t surprising that they are fantastic at acting like the cops themselves. In full uniforms – including cigarettes and donuts – the band drives around New York with Leo Fitzpatrick and Tennessee Thomas in tow (I know, right?) fighting crime in their own special way. Commissioned by Urban Outfitters, director Phil Pinto even hired a real cop to teach them how to hold batons and chew toothpicks properly. Phil mentions in the accompanying interview that his highlight of the project was seeing the band wear the full NYPD uniforms onstage the following night.