About The Bright Light Social Hour
Recorded in five studios around Austin during summer 2010, their self-titled debut is founded on sun-drenched optimism, raucous youth, and an innovative brew of American music. Producer Danny Reisch of Good Danny's utilized the best elements of vintage and modern recording to achieve a sound both forward-looking and evocative of 1970s hi-fi. The first track, "Shanty," pairs southern rock with hard disco, featuring the searing slide licks of guitarist Curtis Roush. Following the lean, exuberant stomp of "Bare Hands Bare Feet," the band settles into the dark psychedelic funk of "La Piedra De La Iguana." Throughout the middle of the record, the solemn rhythm and blues of "Detroit" is juxtaposed with "Back And Forth," a four-on-the-floor disco-funk romp. On "Garden Of The Gods," the album's penultimate 10-minute epic, the band evolves from stately ballroom Americana to an expansive, ensemble anthem, conjuring up their limber and unrelenting live sets. The fiery "Rhubarb Jam" closes out the record, featuring the agile, booming funk of bassist Jack O'Brien and drummer Joseph Mirasole.
Following their album release, The Bright Light Social Hour have embarked on a heavy touring rotation, playing over 250 shows throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. They have performed in front of thousands of new fans, most notably at SXSW, Wakarusa Festival and opening for Aerosmith at the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City. Chronicling their adventures, the band has released a series of self-produced tour documentaries depicting their life on the road.
The Bright Light Social Hour is currently writing new material for a second full-length album with plans to return to the studio this summer. Catch them at many of this year's summer festivals including Hangout, Summer Camp, Wakarusa, All Good, FloydFest, Lollapalooza, Telluride Blues and Brews and more.
Jul 22 FridayMilwaukee, WI, US Turner Hall
Jul 28 ThursdayDenver, CO, US Baker Neighborhood
Jul 29 FridaySanta Fe, NM, US Meow Wolf
Aug 19 FridayGolden, BC, Canada Downtown Golden Bc