Today we have a brand new Still Corners track, “Berlin Lovers,” off their upcoming album, Strange Pleasures (out May 7th, 2013). Listen to the track in the player above and enter your email to receive band updates via their email list! More on Still Corners coming soon, stay tuned.
Earlier this week, Beach House & Pitchfork released the short film, Forever Still, a beautifully sounding and visually striking cinematic piece. The band issued a statement regarding Forever Still to explain what the goal of the film was and why they did it. From our standpoint, they surpassed their goal and created a enduring piece of work.
“Before releasing Bloom, we decided that we would only participate in “promotional” activities that we could control artistically and give substantial energy. We had previously been involved in too many live sessions, radio tapings, photo shoots, etc., where the outcome was far below our personal artistic standards. We also felt a need to distance ourselves from the “content” culture of the internet that rewards quantity over quality and shock over nuance.
The concept for Forever Still was about a year old when Pitchfork came to us about supporting a project that we really cared about.
Forever Still is directly inspired by Pink Floyd’s Live at Pompeii. We wanted to perform in a non-typical setting without losing the spirit of our music. We felt the songs would resonate in a more majestic and spiritual landscape. The experience was an intense three nights of filming. Everyone involved in production and crew was benevolent in their time and talented in their efforts. We were very lucky to have the help and hard work of many people who aided and lent their abilities to our vision.
The basic concept is four songs performed from sunset to sunrise.
We tried to keep the edits minimal with long takes in order to focus on the energy of the songs, the landscape, and the physicality of live performance. The entire film was shot in or around Tornillo, Texas, where we recorded Bloom. Like Bloom, we hope that Forever Still is experienced as a whole, long form.”
Beach House on tour this Spring
Mar 09 Estragon, Bologna, Italy
Mar 10 Piper Club (IT), Rome, Italy
Mar 11 Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
Mar 13 Apolo, Barcelona, Spain
Mar 14 Apolo, Barcelona, Spain
Mar 15 La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
Mar 16 TMN AO Vivo, Lisbon, Portugal
Mar 17 Hard Club , Porto, Portugal
Mar 19 Centro Niemeyer, Aviles , Spain
Mar 21 Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Mar 22 La Cigale, Paris, France
Mar 25 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, United Kingdom
Mar 26 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, United Kingdom
Apr 08 Tricky Falls, El Paso, TX
Apr 09 Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
Apr 12 Coachella Valley Music & Arts, Indio, CA
Apr 15 House of Blues (Las Vegas), Las Vegas, NV
Apr 16 Fillmore, The (SF), San Francisco, CA
Apr 17 Henry Miller Library, Big Sur, CA
Apr 19 Coachella Valley Music & Arts, Indio, CA
Apr 21 Crowley Theater at Ballroom, Marfa, TX
Apr 23 Lyric Theater (MS), Oxford, MS
Apr 24 Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
Apr 26 Lyric Opera House, Baltimore, MD
Jun 07 Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY
Survival Knife hail from Olympia, WA, and the “Traces of Me” b/w “Name That Tune” single is their first release (if you don’t count a soundboard recording of their first show that has been gathering praise all over the internet). The band – which features two of the three founding members of Northwest legends Unwound – pulls together elements of Drive Like Jehu/Hot Snakes, Black Flag’s mid-period mathematical lurch, King Crimson and of course Unwound for a taut and catchy post-hardcore crunch. Since their live debut in March 2012, they have shared stages with the likes of METZ, Bitch Magnet, Kinski and Hungry Ghost.
Pre-order “Traces of Me” b/w “Name That Tune” here.
Listen to “Name That Tune” here.
March 19th, the release date for Low’s new album The Invisible Way, is still a few long, tedious, new Low record-less weeks away. A confusing, depressing journey through time and space for any Low fan drowning in anticipation (we can certainly relate). Well, we’re in the business of throwing Low fans who are drowning in anticipation a (proverbial) life preserver in the form of “So Blue”, a new track off the forthcoming full-length.
While we’re talking Low stuff, it seems worth reminding you that if you pre-order The Invisible Way from Sub Pop you’ll receive a bonus CD, The Visible End, which features three demos of tracks from the new album and an instrumental version of the song “Clarence White”—these are while supplies last of course.
Lastly, Low are creating a video for the song “So Blue”, and mean to do so by compiling photos taken by you, Low fans, inspired by the song. So, listen to the song, upload a photo to Twitter or Instagram and use the tag #LowSoBlue and tag the band @lowtheband. You can also submit photos to Low’s Facebook page. We’re all very excited to see the variety of interpretation and creativity from y’all. Photos need to be submitted by March 12th in order to be considered.