Frontman Jared Swilley recently confirmed in an interview with Creative Loafing that the Black Lips have started work on their forthcoming album with producer Mark Ronson. The album is due for release via Vice Records in the spring.
Later in the interview, Jared spoke about his father coming out to his congregation:
“When my dad told me he was gay, he asked me if it would affect our relationship, and I said, ‘Are you kidding me? No, it’s not going to affect our relationship.’ But it does take a lot of balls to come out in an environment like that, and I think I respect him a little more now” he explained.
“He’s tougher now that he came out of the closet, which was probably one of the toughest things he could have done. I thought it was pretty bad ass.”
Check out the full interview.