The Bright Light Social Hour have partnered up with ARTISTdirect.com to debut this exclusive live performance video of "Back and Forth." It was shot at Stubb's in their hometown of Austin, TX during the release show for their phenomenal new offering, Space Is Still the Place. The band—Curtis Roush [guitar, vocals, synths], Jack O'Brien [bass, vocals, synths], Joseph Mirasole [drums, synths], and Edward Braillif [touring keyboards]—crafted a unique, unmatched, and undeniable epic with their latest album. It merges psychedelic expanse, blues phrasing, and rock bombast into a body of work that's as fascinating as it is fiery.
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About the video, Jack had this to exclusively say to us, "That release show at Stubb's, it was one of those nights. We were just so elated to finally be sharing this new album with the world, I'm surprised all the atoms that make us up were able to stick together. 'Back and Forth' is an old one that we gradually updated to fit better with some of the new stuff. The extended intro and modular synth stuff Edward's doing really refreshed it for us. Very excited to be taking all this new stuff on the road again this fall, see how it continues to evolve."
In addition to premiering the clip, the boys also revealed their upcoming fall tour dates!
Watch the Live video for "Back And Forth" from The Bright Light Social Hour:
The Bright Light Social Hour Fall Tour Dates:
7/29 Kansas City, MO @ CrossroadsKC (w/ Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros)
8/28 San Marcos, TX @ Float Fest
9/15 Santa Fe, NM @ Skylight
9/16 Fort Collins, CO @ Hodie's Half Note
9/17 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
9/18 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
9/19 Telluride, CO @ Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
10/16-18 Ozark, AR @ Phases of the Moon Festival
10/21 Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
10/22 Orlando, FL @ The Beacham (w/ The Revivalists)
10/23 Athens, GA @ Foundry
10/24 Chattanooga, TN @ Camp House
10/25 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
10/27 Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
10/28 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
10/29 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
10/30 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/31 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Lounge
11/2 Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange
11/3 Quebec City, QC @ Petit Imperial
11/4 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
11/5 Burnstown, ON @ Neat Cafe
11/6 Appleton, ON @ North on 29
11/7 Kingston, ON @ The Mansion
11/8 Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
11/10 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
11/11 London, ON @ London Music Hall
11/12 Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
11/13 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
11/14 Madison, WI @ Frequency
11/15 Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
11/17 Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
11/19 Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic
11/20 Norman, OK @ Opolis
The glorious march to the summer of Strange Names continues! Today Beat Magazine is streaming the album in it's entirety to celebrate the release of the LP Use Your Time Wisely today. Stereogum recently said of the project "overflows with ’80s dance and New Wave vibes. Layers of synths, spanning the spectrum from heavy and low-frequency to airy and jaunty, are punctuated with slap-happy drums and unexpectedly piercing lyrics."
Stream Use Your Time Wisely on Beat Magazine
Purchase Use Your Time Wisely Now!
Watch live versions of "Return" and "I Can't Control Myself" on BK Magazine
The boys are wrapping up their tour with Azealia Banks in Boston tonight (5/19), but will be playing a FREE show for NYers in Brooklyn at Baby's All Right on Thursday, 5/21!
Strange Names have been very busy with 3 new singles released, NYC/Brooklyn shows throughout April, and now dates with Azealia Banks! If you haven't already listened to the new tracks, click on the articles below to check them out:
"Neighborhood" Premiere on Stereogum
"Return" Premiere on Noisey
"I Can't Control Myself" on i-D
There's also *this* fantastic interview with Brooklyn Mag as well!
Tour Dates with Azealia Banks:
5/11 New York, NY Irving Plaza
5/15 Chicago, IL Concord
5/19 Boston, MA Paradise