Lightning Bolt Share Single, “Hüsker Dön’t”

Lightning Bolt’s new single from forthcoming album Sonic Citadel,  “Hüsker Dön’t,” features defiantly poppy sounds and bass work from Brian Gibson and some of drummer/vocalist Brian Chippendale’s clearest and most personal lyrics. According to Chippendale, “The lyrics are a sort of letter from beyond the grave to my son. I thought it would be a cool thing for him to discover later on. An Easter egg. Just a love letter.”

Over their career, the incomparable sounds of Chippendale and Gibson have been built on the ebb and flow between the power of raw, unbridled simplicity and a boundless, childlike sense of wonder. Sonic Citadel marks the duo’s most varied and diverse work since their seminal album  Wonderful Rainbow (recently reissued on Thrill Jockey), exploring a large breadth of emotions between and within each song. Gibson and Chippendale again recorded with Seth Manchester at the esteemed  Machines With Magnets to capture the abandon of their music with clarity and Gibson’s incredible dynamic range clearly to make the record as visceral an experience as their live performances.

Following Sonic Citadel’s Oct. 11th release, Lightning Bolt will be touring throughout the US and Europe this fall including sets at Desert Daze and Le Guess Who? Festival, with more dates to be announced. The duo’s Load Records back catalog will be reissued by Thrill Jockey throughout 2019 and 2020.

Lightning Bolt US tour dates
Oct. 13 – Moreno Valley, CA – Desert Daze
Dec. 4 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair [tickets]
Dec. 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer [tickets]
Dec. 6 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar [tickets]
Dec. 7 – Brooklyn, NY – Pioneer Works [tickets]

Lightning Bolt EU/UK tour dates
Nov. 5 – Metz, FR – Trinitaires ^
Nov. 6 – Koln, DE – Gebaeude9 [tickets] ^
Nov. 7 – Dunkerque, FR – Skatepark [tickets] ^
Nov. 8 – Utrecht, NL – Le Guess Who? Festival [tickets] ^
Nov. 10 – Brussels, BE – Atelier Claus [tickets] ^
Nov. 11 – Brussels, BE – Atelier Claus [tickets] ^
Nov. 12 – London, UK – The Underworld [tickets] ^
Nov. 13 – London, UK – The Underworld [tickets] ^
Nov. 14 – Bristol, UK – Trinity [tickets] ^
Nov. 15 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club [tickets] ^
Nov. 16 – Glasgow, UK – Studio Warehouse – SWG3 [tickets] ^

^ w/ DJ Fugvel Og Geimskip