• Black Hi-Lighter Announces New Album, Residency
    In Run-up to June 2014 Release
    Band Kicks Off Monthly Event Series
    “The Black Hi-Lighter Affair” at Belasco Theater in Downtown L.A.
    Starting Thursday, April 3, 2014


    LOS ANGELES, CA – March 6, 2014 – Black Hi-Lighter (BHL) – the Highland Park, Los Angeles glitter-garage psych rock band – is launching a new live event series leading up to the June 2014 release of its new album on L.A.-based label, Phaedra Records. The as-yet untitled LP follows the band’s 2013 full-length, Bite the Bullet, which earned support from Alternative PressKCSNOrigami VinylKCRW,Amoeba MusicThe Independent FM, and music blogs from Boston to the UK. The band begins a hotly anticipated monthly residency – “The Black Hi-Lighter Affair” – at the Belasco Theater in Downtown L.A. Thursday, April 3, 2014. For more information on the band please visit http://phaedrarecords.com/pages/black-hi-lighter.

    Buzzed-about acts The Moth & the FlamePsychic Love, and Seven Saturdays will join BHL in the Belasco’s historic ballroom, for “The Black Hi-Lighter Affair” kick-off event on April 3rd. Featuring sound by Swing House Studios, the show begins at 8:30PM and ends at 1:00AM. Doors open at 8:00PM and the event is restricted to ages 21+. Tickets cost between $10 (early bird) and $15 (door). The Belasco Theater is located at 1050 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213-746-5672; http://thebelascotheater.com). For event information and tickets, please visit http://phaedrarecords.com/blogs/ticket-sales/12697177-the-black-hi-lighter-affair.


    Fronted by explosive lead singer James Poulos, Black Hi-Lighter features Grammy-winning producer/engineer Eric Liljestrand on guitar,Dave Wright on bass, and Mark Reback on drums. The band – which thrives on an unpredictable DIY ethic – is set to broaden a devoted L.A. fan-base with the Belasco residency, where Black Hi-Lighter will bring kindred acts from across the country to the stage in the months to come.

    As Poulos summed up the approach in Alternative Press last year: “The point of art is to pull people into creating an unpredictable possibility, and the point of rock ‘n’ roll is to plug that experience into sex and death in a way that ends up affirming life and love.” Revelatory words from a man whose extraordinary passion is a powerful new force in music. Look for Black Hi-Lighter to make big waves in L.A. and beyond throughout 2014.

    Black Hi-Lighter’s “NU4NYC” video (from its upcoming album): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FFR0Umbkp8

    Links –
    • Black Hi-Lighter Official Site – http://www.blackhi-lighter.com
    • Black Hi-Lighter Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/blackhilighter
    • Black Hi-Lighter Twitter – https://twitter.com/blackhi_lighter
    • Phaedra Records Band Page – http://phaedrarecords.com/pages/black-hi-lighter
    • Phaedra Records – http://phaedrarecords.com

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    For more information, photos, to schedule an interview, or request complimentary press tickets, please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Tejada at 213-840-1201 or

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    “[A]n intoxicating glitter-garage sound that slithers and stomps with the best of them…Bite the Bullet sounds like a breakthrough waiting to happen. We’re hopping on the hype train early.” – Origami Vinyl

    Bite the Bullet might be the best glam album of 1974, replete with Poulos’ vocal affectations, guitarist Eric Liljestrand’s sense of the appropriate and the in-the-pocket grooves of bassist David Wright and drummer Mark Reback.” – Alternative Press

    “Highland Park’s own glitter-garage contenders bust out with a tuff slice of classic stomp n’ roll! James’ vocals sneer and howl while the band churns out pummeling, no-nonsense trash riffs in the engine room. Hot stuff, could be big!” – Amoeba Music

     unnamed2Black Hi-Lighter at El Cid, Los Angeles, CA – 2/8/14. Photo credit: Jeddy Rice Photography.

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