Our Austin amigos in The Bright Light Social Hour have been around the ATX scene playing shows, festivals, and backyard bashes for many many years now. Over that long span of a career, the band has grown a solid and loyal fan base from years of working their asses off. With such a large catalogue of music, it may be bold to say this new track “Ouroboros ’20” is my favorite release from TBLSH, but hey I think it’s 100% true. The new song finds a group who have seemingly fully matured into a sound which can be dreamy and spacey, while also providing some lush, driving melodies. If you’re completely new to the band, this would be a great place to start.
TBLSH plan to release this song on a new album entitled Jude Vol. II on August 28th. Pre-orders are live now.
ATH was invited to attend X Games and we agreed based on the strength of he local lineup that graced the big stage during the day leading up to the headliners and then on to the Super Stage mega headliners. The cool part was that my access allowed me to moonlight as a sports photographer. We all have a history of skateboarding or riding a bike or something rad like that, don’t we? I worked in a bike shop to buy my Haro freestyle bike and still have my Lance Mountain special edition in the office. To get to see some guys like Dennis McCoy and Tony Hawk still riding and skating at a high level and catch the innovation coming from so many guys from Austin along with rally car and truck racing and maniacs on dirt bikes, it was an exciting change up to my usual subject matter. I got a little twitchy not shooting f2.8 or bigger and ISO 200? What is that? I don’t leave the house for less than ISO 2500. #concertphotographerjokes
So join me as we take a trip down memory lane and talk X Games…
Adult Swim’s Block Party tour is stopping through town on Sunday at Emo’s. The lineup for the show features sets by The Fiery Furnaces and locals Bright Light Social Hour. You’ll also get games, giveaways, free stuff, and word of a possible clown appearance. More info can be found on that crazy lookin’ flyer.
Download: The Fiery Furnaces – The End Is Near [MP3]
Who ever said you can’t celebrate Halloween early? The fine folks at Cherry Peel and Flip Scene think you can and that’s exactly what they’ll be doing at Mohawk on Wednesday night. You can expect music from Black and White Years, Bright Light Social Hour, Learning Secrets DJs, Markus with a K, L.A.X, and Neiliyo. Also make sure you wear a costume so you’ll be a part of the costume contest with some sick prizes. A lot more info can be found on that sweet flier or over on do512.
Download: The Black and White Years – Power to Change [MP3]