Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt Travel to ‘The Metal East’ in Trippy, Frantic Video

Lightning Bolt shared their crazy, acid trip of a video for “The Metal East,” from their recent album Fantasy Empire, and it’s truly, truly bizarre in the best ways. Someone… More »


Providence duo Lightning Bolt have sustained a brain-melting career in so-called “noise” rock for an unfathomably long time. For two decades running, bassist Brian Gibson and drummer/vocalist Brian Chippendale have… More »

Review: Lightning Bolt Add Pleasure to Expressionistic Thrash on ‘Fantasy Empire’

Our brief time on earth offers few pleasures greater than listening to Brian Chippendale play drums. The Lightning Bolt drummer/vocalist’s skin-tight snare and the rest of his spartan kit reflect… More »

Lightning Bolt have struck again with a new onslaught of feedback-warped fury. “Barbarian Boy” is the Providence duo’s aptly named entry in the ongoing Adult Swim Single series, and though… More »


Foot Village, Pete Swanson, and Black Pus Reveal Noise-Rock’s Optimistic, Colorful New Paint Job

The animal scribbles, yarn-bomb towers, and neon hunks of noise-punk that epitomized 2003 were a punk-rock endgame: support-group skronk pushed to the furthest limits of melody and tone, until Wolf… More »

In its fifth year on America’s East Coast, the 2012 All Tomorrow’s Parties festival was the first to be docked in Manhattan, as the organizers dialed back from far-flung lost… More »

Noise-rock titans Lightning Bolt are finally returning after three years of silence with the Oblivion Hunter EP (out on September on Load, natch). The first taste, “King Candy,” leaked today,… More »


All Tomorrow’s Parties, SPIN’s favorite weekend getaway of the year, has just turned into a monster staycation. Due to “unavoidable logistical concerns, along with a lack of available fan accommodations,” More »

Do the Flaming Lips ever sleep? Oklahoma’s fearless freaks have been working non-stop: there’s the gummy fetuses, the Neon Indian collaboration, vinyl reissues, cemetery gigs with Edward Sharpe, and more. More »

BEST CHEEKBONES, SENIOR DIVISION: DURAN DURANWith their creased smiles, dapper blazers, and overall air of Euro-aristocracy, the gentlemen of Duran Duran have, over the years, morphed from their early ’80s… More »


The annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will be going off in the California desert April 15-17, but even if you’re not attending you can discover the festival’s 25More »

Lightning Bolt, ‘Earthly Delights’ (Load)

These Providence noisescene kings’ fifth album comes by its title honestly: Earthly Delights plays like an epic couch-surf around the globe, with scratchy African guitars (“Flooded Chamber”), scuzzy Southernboogie riffs… More »

Every fantasy you ever had of exploring the resort hotel from Dirty Dancing, every furtive wish that you’d someday get the chance to say hi to J Mascis face-to-face, and… More »