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30 Essential Noise Rock Tracks

Grind. Skronk. Pigfuck. Seemingly every word associated with noise rock sounds incredibly unflattering out of context, and even in context doesn't fare much better. Before…
Jeff Terich | November 28, 2018 - 12:01 pm


20 Great Concerts From 2008

I'm not the only one at Stereogum who goes out to see live music, but I'm the one who goes out to see the most…
Amrit Singh | December 28, 2008 - 2:10 pm

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Lightning Bolt – “The Metal East” Video

Lightning Bolt have shared a wacky new video for their Fantasy Empire track "The Metal East." Directed by artist Lale Westvind, it's a wild ride…
James Rettig | April 7, 2015 - 10:00 am

Stream Lightning Bolt Fantasy Empire

It's been six years since the great Providence noisecore duo Lightning Bolt dropped their last album, 2009's Earthly Delights. You might expect a time gap…
Tom Breihan | March 9, 2015 - 9:44 am

Lightning Bolt – “The Metal East”

Last month, the Providence, RI-based noise duo Lightning Bolt announced some details of a new album, Fantasy Empire, their first new LP in five years.
Michael Nelson | February 10, 2015 - 1:29 pm

Lightning Bolt Fantasy Empire Details

The great Providence noise-punk duo Lightning Bolt haven't given us a new full-length album since 2009's Earthly Delights, but they're returning this spring with a…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2015 - 10:05 am

Photos: 38 Bands Say Goodbye To Death By Audio

Williamsburg DIY venue Death By Audio, which became a staple in the Brooklyn scene after opening in 2007, has now closed its doors for the
Peter Helman | November 24, 2014 - 11:26 am

Boston Hassle Fest 5 In Words And Photos

This all feels like a milestone, Dan Shea tells me. We're sitting in a back room of the Elk's Lodge basement, a dungeon-esque place with…
Miles Bowe | November 11, 2013 - 2:26 pm

Lightning Bolt – “Barbarian Boy” (Stereogum Premiere)

The pioneering Providence noise-punk beasts Lightning Bolt are DIY-scene pillars, and they might seem like a strange fit for the Adult Swim Singles Series. But…
Tom Breihan | August 2, 2013 - 9:16 am

Lightning Bolt – “King Candy”

At the end of September, Lightning Bolt will put out a collection of rarities called Oblivion Hunter, and today the Rhode Island noise rockers came…
Corban Goble | August 21, 2012 - 5:23 pm

Lightning Bolt – “I Found A Ring In My Ear”

For no discernible reason, Providence noise-rock originals Lightning Bolt have rumbled back into sudden life, posting a characteristically punishing 20-minute track called "I Found A…
Tom Breihan | February 27, 2012 - 4:07 pm

The Flaming Lips x Lightning Bolt – “I’m Working At NASA On Acid” Video

Last month, the Flaming Lips got together with Providence noise kings Lightning Bolt to release a collaborative EP and drop the skree-bomb video for "I
Tom Breihan | August 24, 2011 - 11:07 am

The Flaming Lips x Lightning Bolt – “I Wanna Get High But I Don’t Want Brain Damage” Video

Providence noise lifers Lightning Bolt have collaborated on an EP with Wayne Coyne. Here's a video for one of the tracks, "I Want to Get…
Brandon Stosuy | July 25, 2011 - 9:42 am

Scenes From Coachella ’11: Kanye & More From Sunday

Sunday at Indio featured CSS, Delorean, HEALTH, Lightning Bolt, OFF!, the Strokes, a riot-free Death From Above 1979, MEN, Twin Shadow, Wiz Khalifa, and others,…
Brandon Stosuy | April 18, 2011 - 10:03 am

Cap’n Jazz, No Age, Lightning Bolt, TheDeathSet @ JellyNYC Brooklyn Bowl Party 7/25/10

Sunday's scheduled free show, bringing the temporarily reunited emo heroes of Cap'n Jazz to the East River Waterfront in Williamsburg for an inspired bill along…
Amrit Singh | July 27, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2010: Sunday Recap

The final day of 2010's Pitchfork Festival was just as hot as Saturday, with stages that needed quick shots of energy to pull the audience…
jessica | July 19, 2010 - 3:23 pm