adult swim has been delivering surprisingly solid offerings throughout their “summer singles” campaign this year. the project has already yielded songs by autre ne veut, metz, and mac demarco, and now there’s one more to add to the list. lightning bolt may come as a surprise to some, but i’m super stoked that they’ve been included in this. the providence noise-thrashers have been relentlessly churning out albums over the past decade and have cultivated a live performance that ranks very high on my to-do list.
the track they’ve contributed to the project is “barbarian boy,” a relatively straight-ahead song that’s actually pretty poppy, in comparison to their previous output. stereogum has exclusive streaming rights to the song as of now, so head over there to take a listen. “barbarian boy” will be available as a free download on monday via adult swim.