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Lightning Bolt’s ‘Barbarian Boy’ Bludgeons Adult Swim Single Series

Track will be available as free download on Monday, August 5

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 it’s not as raw a return-to-form as last year’s “King Candy,” this latest track fits firmly in the band’s noise-rock lineage. Brian Chippendale and Brian Gibson lather a steady, clanging drum beat with waves of serrated lo-fi riffs and chest-thumping hollers. Hear it over at Stereogum, and be sure to check out previous installments in the 2013 Adult Swim Single Series from Run the Jewels, Kitty, METZ, Dan Deacon, Friendzone with Mykki Blanco, Autre Ne Veut, Madlib and Freddie Gibbs, and Mac DeMarco