The Bright Light Social Hour & Israel Nash Announce Collaborative EP


Austin-based artists The Bright Light Social Hour and Israel Nash have come together to record a collaborative EP. Neighbors will be released digitally on November 4, which will be followed by a physical release of 500 limited-edition copies on 7″ vinyl on November 18.

Today the band has issued the first single from the three-song collection, “Lupita,” which features vocals from Nash and TBLSH’s Jack O’Brien. “The whole EP is about having empathy for the struggles of those around us, our neighbors – specifically our neighbors to the south in Mexico, and undocumented immigrants who make up an essential part of our communities,” said O’Brien.

The Bright Light Social Hour’s Curtis Roush says of Neighbors, “On the Neighbors EP, we lend our voices in solidarity to those brave enough to risk their safety for a better life. We seek to celebrate the humanity of different folks struggling against a hostile environment. Our brothers and sisters around the world are our inspiration, our hope, and our neighbors.” Israel Nash added, “We really wanted the songs to reflect our feelings about freedom and democracy, peace, love — the beautiful things that drive away the eclipse of darkness. …Immigrants, natives, men, women, they’re just a bunch of labels that we have created. But ultimately, we are all people. Humans with hopes and dreams. We’re all the same. Let’s learn to love.”

The Austin artists came together to record the collection by hopping between Israel Nash’s studio Plum Creek Sound and TBLSH’s Escondido Sound studio over the span of a week this summer. Listen to “Lupita,” the first single off the new EP:

Head here to pre-order the new EP.

Neighbors Tracklist

  1. Lupita
  2. Palestine
  3. The Forest