The Bright Light Social Hour will make their triumphant return to Indianapolis this Thursday June 18th at The HiFi.
If you were at Radio Radio when they swept through in October 2013, then I’d bet money you already have your tickets. If you haven’t yet experienced an exhilarating live show from this Austin, TX based band, I’ll urge you to check your calendar and pencil this one in immediately.
Their unprecedented mix of pure rock and roll, southern rock, hard-dance, psychedelic blues and deep-soul is astonishingly polished, yet abrasively raw. Their meandering psychedelic jams are both mind-bending and soul-soothing at once.
While their 2010 debut solidified their ability to make you jump up and down and sing and dance with your friends (see standout tracks “Back and Fourth” and “Bare Hands Bare Feet”) it is their 2015 follow up, Space Is Still The Place, that has proven The Bright Light Social Hour’s musical brilliance.
Interestingly, when I interviewed TBLSH at The Hangout Festival in 2013, the band offered foresight into the theme of the album they would release two years later. Below, they discuss a piece of their custom-built studio that contains actual NASA hardware. Later, guitarist Curtis Roush confesses the band’s obsession with “all things space.”
Listen to the full album below if you really need further convincing.