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Lightning Bolt announces 2011 tour

By February 15, 2011No Comments

Lightning Bolt

MP3: Lightning Bolt – “Colossus”

Last we left this amplified tribe of two on 2005’s Hypermagic Mountain, Lightning Bolt were tossing thousand of years worth of musical history into a wood chipper and coming up with some chewy chainsaw taffy. Their latest missive, Earthly Delights, comes after scrapping two entire full lengths. The doors of Lightning Bolt’s practice space literally spill forth giga-liters of sweat born of echo-stretched dedication to archeology of under-standing advanced musicology. Taking the lessons of extreme metal, blood brother marrying them to expansive and explosive song from and applying it to Olympic training methods- Earthly Delights uses electric stimulus to shock smile technology to worldwide domes. This is what two thousand years of evolution and the invention of electric instrumentation introduced into the tank of hook force can do to you.

Fidelity and attention to tune-smithery are total, so please, dear listener place your alabaster hand in mine and embark on a musical journey that will take you to places both divine and sublime. This record has the sound of a ten piece band with a much tighter pay scale, matched with the sonics of military cartoons. This record is truly the sound of the air show ablaze with the joy of a ground-bound fighter powerless to eject.


03/31 Albany, NY Valentines
04/01 Buffalo, NY Big Orbit’s Soundlab
04/02 Ann Arbor, MI Neutral Zone *
04/03 Chicago, IL Logan Square Auditorium
04/04 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
04/05 Omaha, NE Waiting Room
04/06 Denver, CO Rhinoceropolis
04/07 Salt Lake City, UH Kilby Court
04/08 Boise, ID The Shredder ~
04/09 Seattle, WA Healthy Times Fun Club
04/10 Portland, OR Holocene
04/12 Oakland, CA The New Parish
04/13 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Shop ^
04/14 Visalia, CA The Cellar Door #
04/17 Indio, CA Coachella
04/18 Phoenix, AZ Trunk Space
04/19 Sante Fe, NM The VFM
04/21 Austin, TX The Mohawk
04/22 Norman, OK Opolis
04/23 St Louis, MO The Luminary Centre for the Arts +
04/24 Louisville, KY Cahoots
04/25 Oberlin, OH Dionysus Disco
04/27 Brooklyn, NY Club Exit
04/28 New York, NY LPR
04/29 Middletown, CT Eclectic House

* w/ Wolf Eyes
~ w/ Wizard Rifle
^ w/ TITS, High Castle
# w/ Tokyo Death March
+ w/ Parts & Labor, Spelling Bee

Lightning Bolt
Earthly Delights
Street Date: Oct. 13, 2009
Formats: CD, Digital, Double LP

Track List:

01 Sound Guardians
02 Nation of Boar
03 Colossus
04 The Sublime Freak
05 Flooded Chamber
06 Funny Farm
07 Rain on Lake I’m Swimming In
08 S.O.S.
09 Transmissionary


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