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Watch Lightning Bolt’s face-melting video for “The Metal East”

An appropriately trippy video from the lords of noise rock

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    Praise be to Lightning Bolt, the lords of noise rock, who have gifted us with the video for “The Metal East”, a cut off their newest album, Fantasy Empire. Helmed by animator and illustrator Lale Westvind, the trippy visual centers around a galactic contest of hot rods with tongues, spaceships with wings, and very rapidly walking aliens — basically, your standard bizarro Lightning Bolt fare. Think of a hybrid of Adult Swim’s SuperJail! and the space race from the 2009 anime Redline. Watch below.

    Fantasy Empire, Lightning Bolt’s first album in five years, is out now via Thrill Jockey. In support, the band will be touring the US for the next couple of weeks.

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    Lightning Bolt 2015 Tour Dates:
    04/15 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place *
    04/16 Columbus, OH – Double Happiness *
    04/17 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom *
    04/18 Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch *
    04/19 Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
    04/20 Saint Paul, MN – Turf Club
    04/21 St Louis, MO – The Luminary Center for the Arts
    04/22 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Music Hall
    04/24 Denver, CO – GLOB
    04/25 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
    04/27 Boise, ID – The Shredder
    04/28 Seattle, WA – Neumos #
    04/29 Portland, OR – Dantes #
    05/01 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel #
    05/02 Oakland, CA – Leo’s #
    05/03 Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex #
    05/04 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room #
    05/05 San Diego, CA – Casbah #
    05/06 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
    05/08 Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest
    05/09 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
    05/10 Atlanta, GA – Mammal Gallery
    05/11 Raleigh, NC – Kings
    05/12 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
    05/13 Baltimore, MD – Floristree
    05/14 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
    05/15 Brooklyn, NY – The Wick
    05/16 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
    05/17 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
    06/25 Calgary, Alberta – Sled Island Festival
    07/04 Keflavik, Iceland – ATP Iceland

    * = w/ METZ
    # = w/ Liturgy

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