Lightning Bolt Announce New Album

. (TeamRock Radio) Lightning Bolt have signed a deal with Thrill Jockey Records and announced a new album due out in March. The influential twosome - drummer Brian Chippendale and bassist Brian Gibson - will issue their sixth record Fantasy Empire on March 23. The follow-up to 2009's Earthly Delights is the band's first record in five years.

Lightning Bolt inspired a generation of bands with their improvisational style and their live shows, which see them play on the venue floor surrounded by the audience.

Fantasy Empire is the band's first release using hi-fi studio equipment and it will be available in 2LP, CD and in digital formats. On the new songs, Thrill Jockey Records say: "Fantasy Empire is ferocious, consuming, and is a more accurate translation of their live experience. It also shows Lightning Bolt embracing new ways to make their music even stranger.

"More than any previous album, this one sounds like Chippendale and Gibson are playing just a few feet away, using the clarity afforded by the studio to amplify the intensity they project." Read more here.

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