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Watch Lightning Bolt’s face-melting video for “The Metal East”

on April 07, 2015, 11:28am

Praise be to Lightning Bolt, the lords of noise rock, who have gifted us with the video for “The Metal East”, a cut off their newest album, Fantasy Empire. Helmed by animator and illustrator Lale Westvind, the trippy visual centers around a galactic contest of hot rods with tongues, spaceships with wings, and very rapidly walking aliens — basically, your standard bizarro Lightning Bolt fare. Think of a hybrid of Adult Swim’s SuperJail! and the space race from the 2009 anime Redline. Watch below.

Fantasy Empire, Lightning Bolt’s first album in five years, is out now via Thrill Jockey. In support, the band will be touring the US for the next couple of weeks.

Lightning Bolt 2015 Tour Dates:
04/15 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place *
04/16 Columbus, OH – Double Happiness *
04/17 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom *
04/18 Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch *
04/19 Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
04/20 Saint Paul, MN – Turf Club
04/21 St Louis, MO – The Luminary Center for the Arts
04/22 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Music Hall
04/24 Denver, CO – GLOB
04/25 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
04/27 Boise, ID – The Shredder
04/28 Seattle, WA – Neumos #
04/29 Portland, OR – Dantes #
05/01 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel #
05/02 Oakland, CA – Leo’s #
05/03 Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex #
05/04 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room #
05/05 San Diego, CA – Casbah #
05/06 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
05/08 Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest
05/09 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
05/10 Atlanta, GA – Mammal Gallery
05/11 Raleigh, NC – Kings
05/12 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
05/13 Baltimore, MD – Floristree
05/14 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
05/15 Brooklyn, NY – The Wick
05/16 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
05/17 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
06/25 Calgary, Alberta – Sled Island Festival
07/04 Keflavik, Iceland – ATP Iceland

* = w/ METZ
# = w/ Liturgy

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