Among the gems Adult Swim Singles has given us so far this summer are a glitchy jammer from Killer Mike and El-P’s Run The Jewels, a lament of touchy club dancing from Kitty, and a lot of great noise from METZ. The most recent act to step into the ring is Lightning Bolt, wielding their drum kit and guitar around like noise rock badges of honor.
Stereogum premiered the duo’s track, Barbarian Boy, ahead of its Adult Swim release, and it’s a good reminder of what we should expect from the dudes who brought us Colossus. The track boasts a steady, pulse-quickening drum beat steadied by Brian Chippendale’s breathy yelps and raging, hair-pulling guitars. It’s rough on the ears before noon, but you can stream it below.