The Bright Light Social Hour
New Year's Live EP
live video: Infinite Cities
live video: Detroit
in-studio for Consequence of Sound: Ouroboros
tour video: U.S. Rubdown 4
tour video: U.S. Rubdown 3
Praise for The Bright Light Social Hour
Winner: Album of the Year, Song of the Year ('Detroit'), Band of the Year, Producer of the Year, Best Bass, Best Keyboards
2011 Austin Music Awards
Named Paste Magazine's 2011 Best of What's Next
"Fine rock & roll that features elements of funk, psychedelia and soul the likes of which haven't been heard since Studio 54 in its heyday."
"The Bright Light Social Hour is a prophet of the future, calling the newly baptized to the altar of rock, and the old faithful back into the fold."
-Margaret Moser, The Austin Chronicle
"'Back and Forth' - the song The Rapture wish they wrote... Dirty, sexy and makes copulation seem imperative."
-Brian Nowakowski, Joonbug
"A breathtaking showcase of rock ‘n' roll musicianship, R&B-infused funk, psychedelia, solid songwriting and inspirational harmonies."
-Bill DeYoung, Connect Savannah
“One of the most exciting records to come out of Austin in a long time.”
-Austin Monthly, 4.5 stars
"Hard, melodic, psychedelic, Southern, and gritty, all at the same time."
-Ray Roa, Suburban Apologist
“The entire record reeks of sex, actually. The production by the band and [producer] Danny Reisch effortlessly re-creates the carnal zestiness of the band’s live sound.”
-Film South Magazine
"The record itself is nothing short of a revelation. From the first track to the last, it’s everything that’s great about rock and roll.”
"The Bright Light Social Hour is one of Texas' hottest next big things, with a sound that blends organic funk, Southern soul, indie psychedelia and plain ol' sweaty pop. Their live shows are quickly becoming the stuff of legend."
-Tampa Bay Times