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Earthly Delights - 2022 Reissue

    Lightning Bolt’s ‘Earthly Delights’ receives a much desired reissue and is now available for the first time since 2009 as a double LP.

    Packaged in a full colour gatefold-style jacket, ‘Earthly Delights’ features vibrant artwork and custom etching on Side D, designed by Brian Chippendale. Includes a digital download card.

    Available to independent retailers on Sea Glass coloured vinyl.

    ‘Earthly Delights’ is the metal album to Lightning Bolt’s genrestraddling discography, using the signature speed and volume reminiscent of past releases while centring around growling chords and monolithic rhythms commonly found in the foundations of metal.

    Throughout their career, Lightning Bolt have toured the world, performing at numerous festivals, including Coachella, ATP, Pitchfork Music Festival, Austin Psych Fest and FYF Fest, to name a few.

    Brian Chippendale has collaborated with artists including Björk, Boredoms, Andrew W.K. and Lee “Scratch” Perry.

    In 2017, Brian Gibson developed the video game, ‘Thumper’, with his own company, Drool, which would go on to be awarded Apple’s Design Award in 2019, and be included in IDN’s Best of 2016.

    “... beneath all the noise and fury, there are bona fide songs here, driven by giddy singalong melodies that settle into maddeningly tight runs and rhythmic loops then spin off into chasms of freeform noise...everything is focused on the extraordinary physicality of their sound: spasmodic, psychedelic, heavy, loud and lifeaffirming.” - The Guardian

    “The whole point of their music is hypnotic repetition, magical moments sprouting from endless reiterations. They could stretch out further, but they’d likely lose access to those mini-epiphanies... Lightning Bolt are happy to grind out an eternal present, and few can dig deep into a moment quite like them.” - Pitchfork

    TRACK LISTING

    Sound Guardians
    Nation Of Boar
    Colossus
    The Sublime Freak
    Flooded Chamber
    Funny Farm
    Rain On Lake I’m Swimming In
    S.O.S.
    Transmissionary

    Lightning Bolt

    Oblivion Hunter

      Lightning Bolt redefine here what it means to be DIY. An utterly singular band in every way, unbridled creativity and energy propel them well past most categorical boundaries, least of which is the boundary between band and audience. Theirs is an immersive experience - a sound so huge it can swallow us all.

      “... it is hard to believe that all the glorious chaos of Lightning Bolt - a stalwart of the big noise-punk scene - is being made by only two people, the bassist Brian Gibson and the drummer and vocalist Brian Chippendale. Mr. Gibson and Mr. Chippendale toss back and forth gigantic metal riffs and giggly high notes, creating rainbows of dissonance.” - New York Times

      TRACK LISTING

      King Kandy
      Baron Wasteland
      Oblivion Balloon
      Fly Fucker Fly
      The Soft Spoken Spectre
      Salamander
      World Wobbly Wide

      Lightning Bolt

      Sonic Citadel

        For their seventh full length, ‘Sonic Citadel’, Brians Gibson and Chippendale have done the daring, stripping away some of the distortion mask to reveal the naked pop forms as never before.

        Throughout their 25-year history Lightning Bolt have toured the world, performing at Coachella, ATP, Festivals, Pitchfork Music Festival, Austin Psych Fest and FYF Fest, to name a few.

        Brian Chippendale has collaborated with Björk, Boredoms, Andrew W.K. and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. Brian’s comics are published with Drawn & Quarterly and Picturebox. Brian is also in Black Pus.

        Brian Gibson’s game Thumper, produced by his own company Drool, was awarded the 2019 Apple Design Award, was on Gamespot, Hardcore Gamer and IDN’s Best Of 2016 lists and won countless other awards.

        STAFF COMMENTS

        Barry says: With the grinding guitars and machinated percussive blasts, Lightning Bolt have always proved an intimating presence. 'Sonic Citadel' sees them embracing more of the rapid-fire punk aesthetic than their more dirgy stoner sludge, and is all the better for the glimmers of melody and old-school thrash-punk fire within.

        TRACK LISTING

        Blow To The Head
        USA Is A Psycho
        Air Conditioning
        Hüsker Dön’t
        Big Banger
        Halloween 3
        Don Henley In The Park
        Tom Thump
        Bouncy House
        All Insane
        Van Halen 2049


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