Lightning Bolt to reissue their debut self-titled album, share US tour dates

Lightning Bolt to reissue their debut self-titled album, share US tour dates
Photo: Nick Sayers

In a perfect world, I walk into a cafe — any old cafe — order my espresso, and then take off my jacket to reveal an arm tattoo that reads, “D.I.Y. saved my life.” Maybe it would be in Comic Sans, so you would see it and have to double take, wondering, “is this idiot for real?” But oh yes, my friends. For I have seen Providence underground lifers Lightning Bolt one time in college at an art gallery, and **in hushed tone for emphasis** the power got shut off mid-set. It could have been the cops, or a fuse blew out. I’ll go with the former, as it lends my tat a little more *cred.*

On a related note: as previously reported, Lightning Bolt’s Load-era back catalog is being reissued by the duo’s current label, Thrill Jockey. On January 17, the band’s self-titled debut, sometimes referred to as “The Yellow Record,” is coming out in an ultra-lux, screen-printed 2xLP version. The release comes hot on the heels of the band’s latest, Sonic Citadel, which came out in October.

On a related-related note: Lightning Bolt is up for pre-order now. Stream a track below, and scroll even further below to peep a few of the duo’s upcoming US tour dates.

Lightning Bolt tracklisting:

01. Into the Valley
02. Murk Hike
03. Caught Deep in the Zone
04. Fleeing the Valley of Whirling Knives
05. Mistake
06. Zone
07. And Beyond


12.04.19 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
12.05.19 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
12.06.19 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
12.07.19 - Brooklyn, NY - Pioneer Works

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