The Bright Light Social Hour
Release date
1 Jan 2009
Running length
3 tracks
Running time



    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Back and Forth (Part 1) 2:33 34
2 Back and Forth (Part 2) 4:02 688
3 Rhubarb Jam 3:47 2,748

About this album

Release date: May 13th, 2009

“Back and Forth” is The Bright Light Social Hour’s third proper release, featuring the pastoral experimentation and dark funk contrasts of “Back and Forth” parts 1 and 2, as well as the incendiary, cinematic thunder of “Rhubarb Jam.”

Tracked to analog tape at Top Hat Recording in Austin, this record marks an evolution in their sound. Reminiscent of The Band, the featured single, “Back and Forth (Part 2),” finds singers Curtis Roush, Jack O’Brien, and AJ Vincent trading lead vocals and backing each other up with rich harmonies. Throughout the record, Curtis and AJ interweave complex melodies and trade licks on electric guitar and Hammond B3 organ, respectively. Undergirding it all, bassist Jack O’Brien and drummer Joseph Mirasole form a powerhouse rhythm section with deep groove and staggering syncopation.

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