One time I saw Lightning Bolt play in a warehouse lit by a single hanging light bulb with their typical religious crowd of enthusiasts stomping around them, shaking their jazz hands as if slain in the Holy Ghost. Across the ruckus stood a lovely girl, unabashedly trying too hard and twitching her head in epileptic gracefulness. I took her home, and we porked gently to the mellow ebb and flow of Tim Hecker as the alley cats out back moaned with starvation.
A memory like that could be yours. Lightning Bolt are touring once again, and this time they’ll have an archival EP of “lost” material from 2008 as a 12-inch and digital release on Load Records, titled Oblivion Hunter to coincide with the tour. The band had originally been posting archival material to Bandcamp, but discovered so much that they deemed a proper release was called for. Get the new EP, get a ride to the show, and get got.