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New Lightning Bolt Single is Bonkers Reminder of Band’s Power


While multiple festivals will have the insanity of a live set from Rhode Island’s Lightning Bolt grace their stages this year, the duo is set to release their long awaited new album Sonic Citadel in early October. With that the two piece of noise rock intensity has just released a new song called “USA Is A Psycho,” and it’s everything you’d expect from the pioneers.

Mixing furious drums and piercing bass, the song begins like a punch in the face. Sonically challenging, when the vocals come in they’re mixed below the instruments, making you listen that much harder within the confines of the noise. It’s chaotic, just like you’d expect while the band still manages to surprise you this far in with a career that’s never compromised while pushing the boundaries of noise music.

The song can be streamed on all streaming sites or purchased in all digital music stores while Sonic Citadel can be pre-ordered directly from Thrill Jockey on multiple formats ahead of its October 11 release. Lightning Bolt will be on tour beginning October 10 at Desert Daze Festival in Joshua Tree, CA until November 16 at SWG3 in Glasgow, UK. The band’s complete tour schedule can be located here

Image Credits: Photo by Scott Alario.

David Garrick

David Garrick has spent the last five years interviewing some of the most intriguing and engaging artists performing today. Everyone from Angel Olsen to Phoebe Bridgers, Wire to Yo La Tengo, Snail Mail to Soccer Mommy, Ghost to First Aid Kit, The Breeders to Protomartyr, and many more. He's a giant fan of music of pretty much any genre; but especially to the underdogs. He's been known to see more concerts in a week than many people will see in a year.


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