Published Aug 14, 2019There's a scene in the 2002 documentary The Power of Salad & Milkshakes where Brian Chippendale, drum pummeler for Providence, RI noise rock duo Lightning Bolt, pontificates over whether or not his band is making "classic rock." With the arrival of "Air Conditioning," the new single from their seventh album Sonic Citadel, the designation is clear.
The song is a triumphant fist-pumper that adds some Black Sabbath signifiers to the band's mastery of busy beats and brain destroying distortion. It's a song that further demonstrates just how untouchable Lightning Bolt really are.
Listen to "Air Conditioning" below. Sonic Citadel will be released on Thrill Jockey on October 11.