Lightning Bolt

Sonic Citadel

  • Lightning Bolt - Sonic Citadel
11th October 2019 / CD & 2LP / Thrill Jockey
"There’s an amount of certainty that comes with a Lightning Bolt record, and their seventh is no different."
"The noise duo’s seventh album is the most life-affirming and accessible music they’ve ever made."

Lightning Bolt

Sonic Citadel


Lightning Bolt play with abandon that is unmatched and remarkably undiluted since the duo’s formation 25 years ago.

+ Exclusive Green vinyl pressing.

They are often called one of the loudest rock outfits in existence, both on record and on (or famously, off) the stage. Brian Gibson creates sounds that are unexpected and remarkably varied with his virtuosic bass playing and his inventive approach to the instrument, centered around melody rather than rhythm. The dizzying fury of Brian Chippendale’s drums twist from primal patterns into disorienting break beats as his distorted, looped, and echoing vocals weave more melody into the mayhem.

Amidst the fray there has always been shreds of a pop songs discernible in the eye of every Lightning Bolt song. For their seventh full length, Sonic Citadel, Gibson and Chippendale have done the daring, stripping away some of the distortion mask to reveal the naked pop forms as never before. Their relentless energy, inventiveness and, unrestrained joy still drive their songs, pulling you in and compelling you to bounce and yes, even sing along.

Housed in Gatefold Sleeve with Printed Inner Sleeves. Pressed on Virgin Vinyl.

Blow To The Head
USA Is A Psycho
Air Conditioning
Hüsker Dön’t
Big Banger
Halloween 3
Don Henley In The Park
Tom Thump
Bouncy House
All Insane
Van Halen 2049

Format /CD & 2LP
Released /11th October 2019
Catalogue / THRILL505LPX
Barcode / 790377505214
Artist / Lightning Bolt
Label /Thrill Jockey
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