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Bright Light Social Hour w/ Israel Nash

Bright Light Social Hour w/ Israel Nash

The Bright Light Social Hour w/ Israel Nash


Neighbors Ep

Escondido Creek Records, 2016
Photo by Katie Marschner

Today, we feature acclaimed Austin-based artists The Bright Light Social Hour and Israel Nash and their single, “Lupita,” from the upcoming Neighbors EP. A three-song collaboration between the artists, the Neighbors EP is set for release digitally on November 4th, 2016, to be followed by a physical release of 500 limited-edition copies on 7” vinyl on November 18th, 2016. Pre-orders are available now HERE.

Be sure to read our interview with The Bright Light Social Hour from this year’s Sloss Fest, when they first broke the silence on making Neighbors and discussed their recording process with Nash.

Featuring vocals by Israel Nash and Jack O’Brien (TBLSH), “Lupita” is the first single off of the NeighborsEP. The song narrates the story of a Mexican couple who have risked their lives in search of a better existence in the United States, only to have found the harsh realities of undocumented life to present surprising challenges of their own. The EP, a statement about the current toxic political sentiment about immigration in the United States, takes the listener on a journey from bravely leaving home in search of safety and prosperity, longing for a…

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The Bright Light Social Hour

The Bright Light Social Hour

The Bright Light Social Hour played to a packed Shed Stage at Sloss Fest this past July. Loud, high-energy, space-rock anthems were peppered with reminders to love each other, leaving an impact only certain kinds of rock shows can offer. Read our interview below to get a feel for the dudes that made it all happen.

Words by Lindsay McDuffie
Photos by Darrell Nance

Hey guys! We seem to share an enthusiasm for space, so let me ask you, what’s your name, astrological sign, and how do you contribute to the band?

I’m Curtis, I’m a Scorpio, and I play guitar and sing.

Jack, I’m a Cancer, I play bass and sing.

I’m Edward, I’m a Cancer, and I make coffee. Sometimes play keyboards.

I’m Joe. I’m a non-practicing Capricorn, and I play drums and do a lot of studio stuff.

Well, welcome to Birmingham! Being the home of Sun Ra, we also think “Space is Still the Place,”—which is the name of y’alls new, really freakin’ cool album. It gets better and better every time I listen to it.

 Thank you.

I wanted to start by asking about the second line on that album: “The weight of weightless faces faces straight.” That’s a great line. Who writes the lyrics?

 That was Jack’s…

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