The Bright Light Social Hour — Jude Vol. I (Feb. 1, 2019)      The Bright Light Social Hour — Jude Vol. I (Feb. 1, 2019) Pamela MÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃéndez ÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃâ Time (22 Feb 2019)⊕Ψ⊕    Eklektická a ambiciózní kapela bere tradice texaské psychedelické hudby do nových a nečekaných směrů. Eclectic and ambitious band takes the traditions of Texas psychedelic music in new and unexpected directions.
Location: Austin, TX
Genre: Rock, Funk / Soul
Style: Psychedelic Rock
Album release: February 1, 2019
Record Label: Modern Outsider
Recording Location: Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, CA
Duration:     30:10
Side A
1. Give To Me Words   5:00
2. Lie To Me (Große Lüge)   3:25
3. She Wanna Love You   5:49
4. Darling You   2:47
Side B
5. Open Borders   4:29
6. My Boy   3:51
7. Swimming Out   4:49
Companies, etc.:
Pressed: Gold Rush Vinyl Llc
Edward Braillif Group Member
The Bright Light Social Hour Composer
Chris Coady Engineer, Mixing, Producer
Dave Cooley Mastering
Patricia Quijas Corzo Cover Photo
Joseph Mirasole Artwork, Design, Group Member
Jackie O’Brien Group Member
Curtis Roush Group Member
Morgan Stratton Engineer
Sarah Tudzin Assistant Engineer
• Lacquer Cut — Richard Houghten
•     Jude Vol. I, the new full~length album from The Bright Light Social Hour, is in stores today! The band also today revealed the official video for “Lie To Me (Große Lüge).” Directed by filmmaker Vanessa Pla with a cast including Lorelei Linklater (Boyhood), the video, like the song, is an amorous ode to American dishonesty in the age of Trump.
Produced by Chris Coady (Slowdive, Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, Jude Vol. I is named after Alex Jude O’Brien, brother to bass player and vocalist Jackie O’Brien and the band’s manager for several years. After suffering from severe and sudden bipolar 1 disorder, Alex took his own life in 2015.
•     “This was all happening as we started the record,” said Jackie. “The music deals with the ripples it caused in all of our lives, especially in our relationships, with an underlying theme of trying to wrap our heads around all of this.”
•     Today the band also announced a third leg of tour dates which will traverse the West Coast, beginning May 22 in Phoenix at the Valley Bar and running through June 1 in Las Vegas at the Backstage Bar, with a stop at Los Angeles’ Moroccan Room on May 24. A full list of tour dates is below.
•     While on tour, the band will partner with Revolutions Per Minute to support SIMS Foundation, an Austin, TX~based non~profit that provides mental health and addiction recovery services for Austin musicians, music industry professionals, and their families to support the well~being of the Austin music community. The band will design a new shirt to sell on tour with all proceeds benefiting SIMS Foundation. “SIMS enabled us to find and afford individual and group therapy,” said guitarist and vocalist Curtis Roush. “Through the traumas and changes of the past few years, we’ve been able to get through a lot with their help. It’s important that we give them our appreciation as we release the album that documents so much of this time.”
⊕∝⊕      Celestial synthesizers and reverb~wall guitars combust into black~hole distortion basslines attaining warp speed in “Give to Me Words,” opener on Jude Vol. 1. For its third long~player, the Bright Light Social Hour continues spinning on an axis of spiraling psychedelics and prog~rock maelstroms in line with previous release Space Is Still the Place in 2015.
⊕∝⊕       Unlike the Floydian ambitions of said sophomore album and the Seventies jam rock found on the Austin quartet’s 2010 debut, TBLSH here draw new elements from shoegaze, Krautrock, and New Wave. “She Wanna Love You” lays down the best grooves of bassist Jackie O’ Brien, commingled with Edward Braillif's keyboard drone, Curtis Roush’s six~string funk shuffles, and Joseph Mirasole’s cymbal splashwork. Single “Lie to Me (Große Lüge)” ripples with gleaming guitar plumes and “Darling You” rockets space~wave chic with retro keyboard stabs that slip into the hair blow~back of “Open Borders,” a blooming epic of synth play.
⊕∝⊕       Lyrically, the album functions not only as a political manifesto on hyper~information anxiety and Trump malaise, but as a cathartic therapy session stemming from the suicide of Jackie’s brother, Alex Jude, front and center on eulogy “My Boy.” Ultimately, Jude Vol. 1 echoes the Bright Light Social Hour’s ability to channel cosmic head trips and break orbit to realms of inventiveness and imagination. 
The Bright Light Social Hour (2010)
Space Is Still The Place (2015)
Jude Vol. I (Feb. 1, 2019)
Touches (2007)
Love Like Montopolis (2008)
New Year’s Live (2011)
“Back and Forth” (2009)
“Wendy Davis” (2013)
“Infinite Cities” (2015)