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New Lightning Bolt album to strike in October

on August 17, 2009, 10:05am

After nearly four years, Lightning Bolt is due to return on October 13th (or sooner) with a brand new album, titled Earthly Delights on Load Records.

So, why such the long wait? Well, to put it simply, Earthly Delights proved to be quite the difficult album to record. The group scrapped two previous full lengths before ultimately settling on “electric stimulus” that fills the upcoming effort.

As the issued press release so elegantly puts it…

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.

The band will preview all this and more with a short American tour, highlighted by an appearance at this year’s F Yeah Fest in Los Angeles, CA on September 5th.

Earthly Delights Tracklist:
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

Lightning Bolt 2009 Tour Dates:
08/15 – Providence, RI @ AS220
08/16 – Amherst, MA @ U Mass Amherst
08/29 – New Haven, CT @ TBA
08/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ 979 Broadway Backyard
08/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
09/05 – Los Angeles, CA  @ F Yeah Fest

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