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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lightning Bolt tour dates for July

damn oversized emails make this harder than it has to be -

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. This new 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 Delightsuses 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.

LIGHTNING BOLT
06/30 - Washington D.C. - DC9
07/01 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone
07/02 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
07/03 - Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light
07/04 - Atlanta, GA - Eyedrum
07/05 - Orlando, FL - Will's Pub
07/06 - Miami, FL - Churchill's Pub
07/07 - Tallahassee, FL - Farside Collective
07/08 - New Orleans, LA - Zeitgeist Multi Disciplinary Arts
07/09 - Houston, TX - Kohn's #
07/10 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk #
07/11 - Dallas, TX - Trees*#
07/12 - Little Rock, AR - Arkansas Community Arts
07/13 - Lawrence, KS - The Jackpot Saloon
07/14 - Iowa City, IA - The Picador
07/15 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
07/18 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07/19 - Detroit, MI - Museum of Contemporary Art!
07/20 - Bloomington, IN - Rhinos Youth Center
07/21 - Newport, KY - Southgate House
07/22 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
07/23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Belvedere's
* = w/ Best Fwends
! = w/ Wolf Eyes
# = w/ Indian Jewelry

more highlights for the late night crowd -
  • Erykah Badu on Late Night
  • Ludacris tour footage
  • Neon Trees remixes for "Animal" available on iTunes
  • Benny Cassette & And 1's "Bang Bang" video
  • Clinging to the Trees of A Forest Fire will drop their new album, Songs of Ill Hope & Desperation on June 8

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