Welcome to Throwback Thursdays, a spotlight on a gem from The Orchard catalog that was released a long, long time ago.
Album: Wonderful Rainbow
Artist: Lightning Bolt
Released: March 4, 2003
The third album by the Providence, RI noise-rock duo Lightning Bolt was hailed in “Best of the 2000s” list by Pitchfork who claimed that “this duo’s pounding, relentless repetition turns superfluity and excess into glorious virtues.” Additionally, Tiny Mix Tapes described Wonderful Rainbow as “a vibrant world of frenetic and brilliant ear destruction…”
If you’ve never experienced one of their epic live performances, watch Lightning Bolt melt faces in their hometown on Halloween 2003, surrounded by dancing skeletons, zombies and weirdos. Note: Our favorite bit starts at 19:45.