The Bright Light Social Hour Unveil Jude Vol. I

February 1, 2019

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.

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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.”



* denotes Sea Moya supporting

Walker Lukens supporting April 28-May 13

+ denotes SWIMM supporting

May 22-June 1 newly announced.


5 Tallahassee, FL The Wilbury

6 Athens, GA Nowhere Bar*

7 Savannah, GA Savannah Stopover Music Festival

8 Columbia, SC Curiosity Coffee Bar

9 Greenville, SC Radio Room

12-17 Austin, TX South By Southwest

16 Houston, TX 8thWonder Brewery

18 Hot Springs, AR Valley of the Vapors Music Festival

20 Kansas City, MO recordBAR*

21 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre

22 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court

20-23 Boise, ID Treefort Music Festival

24 Seattle, WA Crocodile*

25 Vancouver, BC The Biltmore Cabaret*

26 Victoria, BC Upstairs Cabaret*

27 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre*

28 Spokane, WA The Bartlett*

29 Missoula, MT Top Hat Lounge*

30 Bozeman, MT Filling Station*


18 Tampa, FL Crowbar (FayRoy supporting)

27-28 Fort Worth, TX Fortress Festival

28 Birmingham, AL Saturn

29 Atlanta, GA Vinyl

30 Raleigh, NC Kings


1 Washington, DC Songbyrd

2 New York City, NY Bowery Ballroom

3 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s

4 Boston, MA Great Scott

5 Portsmouth, NH Press Room

7 Montreal, QC L’Esco

8 Ottawa, ON Mavericks

9 Toronto, ON Canadian Music Week

10 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern

11 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle

12 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall

13 Nashville, TN High Watt

22 Phoenix, AZ Valley Bar+

23 San Diego, CA Soda Bar+

25 Los Angeles, CA Moroccan Lounge

28 Santa Cruz, CA The Atrium at The Catalyst+

29 Petauma, CA Mystic Theatre

30 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop+

31 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room


1 Las Vegas, NV Backstage Bar+