Song Premiere: The Bright Light Social Hour “All I Wanna Do” (Beach Boys Cover)

March 14, 2016

Photo credit: Nicole Fara Silver

The Bright Light Social Hour will spend much of the coming weeks on the road, including an extended stretch of dates opening for Galactic. The group recently recorded a cover of The Beach Boys’ “All I Want To Do” for a special compilation album called All Across the Moontower: Austin Gets Psychedelic. Today, on the eve of their latest tour, we premiere that song. The group’s Jack O’Brien explains,  “We read somewhere that all shoegaze and chillwave could be traced back to this one Beach Boys song, All I Wanna Do, so we looked up and became totally obsessed. We tried covering it a few different ways but couldn’t get the verses fitting right on us. We went for a smoke down by the lake and when we came back Shredd was just playing the chorus chords on the synth through the leslie, and without even realizing we were playing the same song we started jamming on it and eventually developed our whole version just from the chorus.” The Bright Light Social Hour’s tour itinerary appears below the stream.

The Bright Light Social Hour Tour Dates:
*Supporting Galactic
3/15 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
3/16 Roanoke, VA @ Martin’s Downtown
3/17 Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater*
3/18 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club*
3/19 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club*
3/20 Fairfield, CT @ The Warehouse*
3/22 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom*
3/23 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater*
3/24 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory*
3/25 Boston, MA @ House of Blues*
3/26 New York, NY @ Terminal 5*
3/29 Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theatre
3/30 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
3/31 Nashville, TN @ High Watt
4/2 Norman, OK @ Opolis
4/8 San Antonio, TX @ Maverick Music Festival
4/24 Atlanta, GA @ SweetWater 420 Festival
4/27 Greenville, SC @ Independent Public Alehouse
4/28 Charleston, SC @ Charleston Pour House
4/29 West Palm Beach, FL @ SunFest
4/30 Ybor City, FL @ WMNF Tropical heatwave
5/4 Louisville, KY @ Kentucky Derby Festival
5/14 Dallas, TX @ Homegrown Festival
6/24 Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival
7/16 Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Music Festival