Black Bolt

Black Bolt

Summary of the newest song/music video: “Once upon a time, the Mean Jeans were nice enough to let us play a benefit show with them in Portland for (guitarist) Steve’s bachelor party. In 2016, they released Jingles Collection, a collection of Jingles for various brands and products. We wrote a jingle about White Claw, both because we love White Claw, and to pay tribute to a band that did us a real solid. Funny enough, the last time we saw them live, they discussed writing a White Claw jingle. So we hope this pleases them– and the White Claw drinking public at large!

This is Black Bolt’s first music video. For all four of us, this is the first music video we’ve ever filmed, plotted, or appeared in. Most of us have been playing in bands for 10+ years, but we’ve never gotten this far before. So, for our first go, we decided to shoot and edit everything ourselves. We filmed in (drummer) Justin’s back yard, assembled some friends and animal costumes, and drank a responsible amount of White Claw. We decided to put all of our efforts into the one novelty song on our forthcoming record because it fits our ethos perfectly. We also love White Claw, which our Instagram account is proof enough of.”

Black Bolt is a four-piece punk rock band from Boise, ID. Northwest as heck. In it for the drink tickets.

A loose congolmeration of nerds and jerks playing three to five chords, sometimes successfully

“We’re a four piece band. We’re loud, and we play uptempo but not thrashy. Gruff. Rough around the edges. But there’s a little bit of glitz and glimmer under the dirt and grime, too. 

We started in either 2010 or 2011. No one really knows because calendars are for sellouts. We started as kind of a pop punk band, and recorded an EP in our friend’s converted warehouse space, where he also played and recorded music.

Around that time, we finally got a bit better at playing shows and found our band’s “voice.” We’ve since recorded another EP, a few singles, and have a full length album on the way for next year.

We also just released our first ever music video, a jingle/tribute for the hard seltzer known as White Claw:”

Kyle – Bass, vox
Justin – Drums, no shirt
Steve – Guitar
Dustin – Guitar, vox
Orr – Spiritual Guidance, Tech

Black Bolt – Claws Out

Black Bolt – Today’s Empires, Tomorrow’s Hashtags

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