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The Bright Light Social Hour Drops “Sun King” Cover

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There’s no doubt that The Beatles have influenced a large portion of music over the past fifty years. With a slew of albums whose music inspired generations of artists, Abbey Road stands out as a large influence for anyone who’s heard the release. Now with Abbey Road hitting its fiftieth anniversary, bands are showing their adoration for the album. Austin psych pop rockers The Bright Light Social Hour are no different, and their new re-imagined cover of “Sun King” is auditory ear candy.  Their new video for the song is just as lustrous as their cover is, with visuals that should dazzle and pop as you watch it.

Featuring Austin nude model Nora Rosenberg as the Sun King, her followers erupt into a haze of food and drink. Shot on Super 8 film and directed by Jazz Mills, the video represents the original era well with a nice modern touch. The song is similar in that it sounds like the original with modern graces. The way the band mixes the vocals with that Mersky beat, it feels as if you’re tripping down a spiritual rabbit hole with them. The psych touches mixed with pop nuance of the song works and holds your ears from beginning to end.

The video is available to view above and will be made public tomorrow as well as an audio version on all streaming services and digital outlets. The Bright Light Social Hour does not have any scheduled tour dates, though you can purchase their latest release Jude Vol. 1 directly from Modern Outsider or from any digital music stores.

Image Credits: Photo by Jaycee Grover.

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David Garrick

David Garrick has spent the last five years interviewing some of the most intriguing and engaging artists performing today. Everyone from Angel Olsen to Phoebe Bridgers, Wire to Yo La Tengo, Snail Mail to Soccer Mommy, Ghost to First Aid Kit, The Breeders to Protomartyr, and many more. He's a giant fan of music of pretty much any genre; but especially to the underdogs. He's been known to see more concerts in a week than many people will see in a year.

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