• The Bright Light Social Hour Unveils Full Album Space Is Still the Place on Yahoo!

    2015.03.03

    The Bright Light Social Hour Unveils Full Album Space Is Still the Place on Yahoo!

    Out March 10, 2015 on Frenchkiss Records

    Austin psych rock outfit The Bright Light Social Hour has premiered their new album Space Is Still the Place in full on Yahoo! Music – Press here to listen to the 10-track album, out on March 10th via

    Frenchkiss Records. Press here to stream the band’s album on their YouTube channel!

    Press here to pre-order the album.

    The band will celebrate the album release on Thursday 3/5 and Friday 3/6 with shows at Mercury Lounge in New York. They will also make a stop in Philadelphia on Saturday before headlining Stubb’s in their hometown, Austin, TX on Friday March 27th. Their full Spring tour kicks off March 31 in New Orleans and will make stops in Atlanta, Tampa, Chicago, Los Angeles and more. See full routing below and press here (http://www.thebrightlightsocialhour.com/dates.html) for more information!

    Space Is Still the Place encompasses the idea of a “Future South,” which was developed by the band after touring across the country, heavily in the South, over the last few years. press here to watch the music video for lead single “Infinite Cities.”

    Press here to pre-order the vinyl edition of the album.



    Praise for The Bright Light Social Hour:

    “No matter how much research you put into figuring out who will be the hottest new artists of each year, another act comes into your vision with an output that absolutely blows you away.” – The Huffington Post

    “’Slipstream’, is a lush, space-western odyssey. Rolling in with a plodding bass line and restrained drumming, the track builds slowly before a hypnotic guitar riff oozes into the mix.’” – Consequence of Sound

    “This band brings a live rawness that masterfully bleeds into their records. It’s an unmatched je ne sais quoi that makes their sound relatable to the listener and devoid of condescension” – Life + Times

    “The once psych-rock track [Infinite Cities (Francis Preve Remix)] has a whole new sound that may surprise you, as it has taken on a house beat to carry you straight onto the dance floor.” – Earmilk

    “Austin is a perpetual hotbed for new and boundaries-pushing music, with psych-rock band The Bright Light Social Hour standing out as a forerunner in 2015.” – Yahoo! Music

  • Life+Times Video Premiere: The Bright Light Social Hour “Infinite Cities”

    2015.02.17

    Life+Times Video Premiere: The Bright Light Social Hour “Infinite Cities”



    Whether it’s Stubb’s in Austin or Mercury Lounge in NYC, this band brings a live rawness that masterfully bleeds into their records. It’s an unmatched je ne sais quoi that makes their sound relatable to the listener and devoid of condescension. Their level of musicianship paired with creativity is apparent in their visual art too. Regarding the exclusive Life + Times premiere of the “Infinite Cities” music video, Jack states that he “wanted to recreate a day in our (TBLSH) life on tour, mainly from the perspective of our drummer, Jo (Joseph), who happens to live with bipolar II.” The video, shot near their home studio on Lake Travis outside of Austin, captures an unexpected “post-apocalyptic” landscape. Jack adds, “In the video, he struggles with depression [and] depersonalization as the band travels and arrives in a strange place where colorful people open our minds, and we share music with them.”
    “Infinite Cities” has a double meaning that also speaks to inner strength. Curtis further adds, “’Infinite Cities’ came up from a few particularly long stretches on the road. There’s an ache in the remoteness, a sense of isolation and estrangement, but also a quiet discovery of home and peace in a shifting setting. Lonely, but buoyed by a kind of family born in distance.”

    Click here to pre-order Space is Still the Place.

  • The Bright Light Social Hour Premieres New Song “Slipstream” on Consequence of Sound

    2015.02.04

    Nashville, San Diego + More Shows Added to Spring Tour



    New Album Space Is Still the Place Available on March 10, 2015


    “’Slipstream’, is a lush, space-western odyssey. Rolling in with a plodding bass line and restrained drumming, the track builds slowly before a hypnotic guitar riff oozes into the mix.’” – Consequence of Sound

    “No matter how much research you put into figuring out who will be the hottest new artists of each year, another act comes into your vision with an output that absolutely blows you away.” – The Huffington Post

    Today, Austin psychedelic rock outfit The Bright Light Social Hour unveils their new song “Slipstream” on Consequence of Sound. The song is the instant grat track off of their upcoming album Space Is Still The Place, which will be released on March 10, 2015 via Frenchkiss Records. PRESS HERE to pre-order the album.

    The band will celebrate the release of their album with two performances in New York at Mercury Lounge and at Stubb’s in their hometown of Austin, TX before hitting the road for a Spring tour, with newly added shows in San Diego, Nashville, San Antonio and more. See full routing below, and for more information, visit www.thebrightlightsocialhour.com/dates.

    The 10-track collection was written, performed, produced and engineered by the band at their home studio in Austin, TX, and mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House, TV On The Radio, Future Islands). PRESS HERE to listen to single “Infinite Cities,” on The Huffington Post.

    The Bright Light Social Hour convened while Curtis Roush and Jack O’Brien attended graduated school together at the University of Texas in Austin. Following graduation, they released their first self-titled LP in 2010. In the months and years that followed, their songs won over their hometown, and they scored six awards at the SXSW 2011 Austin Music Awards. Space is Still the Place encompasses the idea of a “Future South,” which was developed by the band after touring across the country, heavily in the South, over the last few years. While on the road, the band usually stayed with people in various cities instead of hotels and gained a new perspective on the struggle young Americans faced after experiencing it first-hand.

    “It was shocking,” said Curtis. “We realized how few individuals were working jobs they felt self-actualized by to some extent. They’re pedaling for survival. Our generation has grown up in continuous financial crises, a lot of unemployment, a lack of opportunity, widening inequality, and pervasive issues of race, gender, and class. We’re taking a lens to some of these gritty realities and espousing an optimistic, frontier-looking gaze into the future. ‘Future South’ is both an aesthetic and political
    statement. We’re taking forms and influences from soul, blues, and gritty southern music and ushering them forward.”

    The Bright Light Social Hour is Curtis Roush [guitar, vocals, synths], Jack O'Brien [bass, vocals, synths], and Joseph Mirasole [drums, synths].

    Space Is Still The Place Track Listing:
    1. Sweet Madelene
    2. Slipstream
    3. Dreamlove
    4. Ghost Dance
    5. Sea of the Edge
    6. Aperture
    7. Ouroboros
    8. Infinite Cities
    9. The Moon
    10. Escape Velocity

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