The Bright Light Social Hour Premieres New Song “Slipstream” on Consequence of Sound
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
4. Ghost Dance
5. Sea of the Edge
8. Infinite Cities
9. The Moon
10. Escape Velocity