Hear a Track from Lightning Bolt’s New EP

Since forming in 1994, Lightning Bolt has taken a zig zag path to recording,
playing and touring. Following in this pattern is the release of Oblivion Hunter,
a collection of the band’s epic recording sessions over the last few years.
Oblivion Hunter is a real cool time – loose, hard and loopy. From the get-go
the sound is amped-up and free with an ear on the railroad tracks to the big
sounds of industry and clamour. Bass sounds jump out of the speaker cones that
conjure up ears in alien propulsion systems, nights in faraway wind tunnels,
and brutal beatings at Gitmo. Drums and assorted FX pop in and out with the
resolve of a finger quivering over the A-bomb button drunk on power and convinced
of your need. This record is one of the few necessary things in your
grim stretch of existence, played by a band with 20 years of total conviction to
the destruction of your ear drums. The net is cast decidedly further this time
out with North Pole square dancing colliding with shock troop whiplash, executed
with the spontaneous interplay of neutrino collision. It is time for you to
binge and purge. You are now the Oblivion Hunter.

08/21 Washington DC – Rock ‘n Roll Hotel
08/22 Richmond, VA – Gallery 5
08/23 Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade
08/24 Atlanta, GA – The Goat Farm
08/25 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree $
08/26 New Orleans, LA – Big Top Three Ring Circus
08/27 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
08/28 Dallas, TX – Sons of Hermann Hall ^
08/29 Austin, TX – Emo’s East
08/30 Santa Fe, NM – Sol Santa Fe *
08/31 Phoenix, AZ – Trunk Space
09/02 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
09/03 Oakland, CA – The New Parish
09/04 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
09/06 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater / MFNW #
09/07 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
09/08 Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market %
09/09 Boise, ID – The Shredder
09/10 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
09/12 Denver, CO – Rhinoceropolis
09/13 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
09/14 Grinnell, IA – Grinnell College
09/15 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
09/16 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
09/17 Pittsburgh, PA – Lawrenceville Moose
09/18 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
09/19 Baltimore, MD – Floristree
09/20 Brooklyn, NY – 285 Kent
09/21 Asbury Park, NJ – Paramount Theatre
09/23 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

* = w/ Purity Ring
# = w/ Quasi, White Fang
% = w/ Fucked Up, Ceremony
^ = w/ Wiccans, Drug Mountain
$ = w/ Droves

Lightning Bolt

Oblivion Hunter EP

Street Date: Sept. 25, 2012

1. King Candy

2. Baron Wasteland

3. Oblivion Balloon

4. Fly Fucker Fly

5. The Soft Spoken Spectre

6. Salamander

7. World Wobbly Wide