Mark Ronson currently has his hands full with the Atlanta garage-rock riot-starters Black Lips. According to a Creative Loafing interview with Lips leader Jared Swilley, the band is currently in New York working with Ronson on an album due in the spring from Vice.
The Creative Loafing interview mostly concerns Swilley’s thoughts about his father, Jim Swilley, a prominent preacher who came out of the closet to his congregation recently. (Jared Swilley himself recently apologized for homophobic comments made during his feud with Wavves, but the interview doesn’t get into that.)
Jared says, “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’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.”
It’s an interesting read; check it out over here.