Brightblack Morning Light (formerly Brightblack) is a band based in
New Mexico, specializing in permutations of
folk rock and
psychedelic music. The group is based around the core duo of Rachael Hughes
and Nathan Shineywater.
Founded by Naybob Shineywater as he was living in a tent "against babylon
system," while rehearsing with Alabama friend and pianist Rachael Hughes,
BRIGHTBLACK MORNING LIGHT has opened for Os Mutantes, Vashti Bunyan, Laurie
Anderson and played their own rural curated Northern California shows with
Joanna Newsom, Espers, Ramblin'Jack Elliott, Sunroof!, Vetiver, Devendra Banhart
& Noah Georgeson, Gojogo, Lavender Diamond and Vermont collective Feathers.
BBML have also curated San Francisco's Noise Pop at Great American Music
Hall, played festivals in Norway, Sweden, Spain, and UK with several other
lounges played in Scotland, Brussels & Denmark. The band has toured since 2005.
"TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2006" ROLLING STONE
"TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2008" UNCUT UK
PITCHFORK - "The word "Hypnotic"'s overused, but the band's
spatial know-how and rigorously muted flourishes are more than deserving of the
accolade. It's well-deep, blossoming ambiance."