NEWS : THU, OCT 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Beach House ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ : On The Charts and On The Road

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Beach House’s Thank Your Lucky Stars, the group’s second album for 2015,  is available now on vinyl and digitally in North America through Sub Pop Mega MartBandcampAmazoniTunes and your local record stores, with the CD version hitting shelves tomorrow, October 30th. 

Thank Your Lucky Stars entered the charts at #38 on the Billboard Top 200, with 11,125 scanned. Additional chart placements include: #1 / Vinyl; #4 / Alternative Albums;  #6 / Independent; #7 / Internet;  #24 / Current Albums; #24 / Digital.


Beach House’s 2015/16 worldwide tour in support of Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherry is underway, with a show tonight,  October 29th in Paris for Pitchfork Music Festival. Their 2015 dates end with a sold-out 3-night stand December 17-19 in San Francisco at The Fillmore.  Then, they’ll kick-off 2016 dates on January 30th in Singapore at Laneway Festival and continue through to a sold out, two-night stand March 18th-19th at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer.  (tour details below)


Beach House’s Depression Cherry (released Aug. 28, 2015) earned the group its second consecutive top 10 album, coming in at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Meanwhile, in the UK, the album also entered at #17 on the Top 200 Albums chart.  At radio, Depression Cherry has now spent 5 weeks at #1 on the CMJ Top 200. Depression Cherry is also available in North America from Sub Pop Mega Mart,  iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp.


Beach House’s Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherry were recorded during the same two-month span, and produced by the band and Chris Coady at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana.  


What people are saying about Beach House:

Thank Your Lucky Stars

“The temptation to view this album as a sequel to Depression Cherry is strong, but the two albums stand apart: Where the earlier album reveled in the bittersweet implications of its title with lush, layered arrangements, Stars is a purer vision of the realities of love, balancing the rush of romance with the burdens that can come along with it.” - Rolling Stone

“’Elegy to the Void’ from Thank Your Lucky Stars, the band’s second album in two months, is engulfing, ethereal and entrancing — as all voids should be.” [“Elegy to the Void”] - NPR Music

“’Elegy to the Void’ creeps in slow, circling on the twilight axis of Victoria Legrand’s deep voice and a low string section. Its effect is like a gravitational vacuum, gently pulling you into a world of vast uncertainty with a ‘black clock looming.’ …A familiar drum chugs in, a guitar rips through with heavenly scratches of feedback, and suspended grief becomes pummeling light. With that, “Elegy to the Void” turns from an ode-to-emptiness into a crucial instructive: thank your lucky stars for everything.” [“Elegy to the Void”, “Best New Track”] - Pitchfork

Thank Your Lucky Stars is melancholy beauty. It’s music for late nights, for falling adrift in slow dark waters and gazing numbly at the glowing moonlight.” [9/10] - PopMatters

“The idea that you can have too much of a good thing is thoroughly debunked with Thank Your Lucky Stars, such is the beauty of the songwriting and their uncanny ability to create an all-consuming mood.” [8.5 / 10] - The Line Of Best Fit

“..the full sonic and emotional weight is tremendous.” [B +] - AV Club

“This album is not like anything they have ever done, and gives music fans reason to be thankful.” [B+] - Consequence of Sound

“Beach House’s releases to date have come fogged by intoxicant, nostalgia, and hypoxia, but Thank Your Lucky Stars does what their work has begged for all along and wipes the dew from their rearview mirror. You’re going to like what you see.” [8/10] - SPIN

“Companion album or not, it does nothing but further cement Beach House’s legacy of consistent beauty and quality.” - Under the Radar


Depression Cherry

“Singer Victoria Legrand has a refreshingly unshowy croon that’s one of the most seductive in pop, and her gorgeous synth drones and guitarist Alex Scally’s effects-laden riffs are exquisite.” [A -] - Entertainment Weekly

“Reliable, virtually misstep-proof conjurers of a distinct and desirable mood, Legrand and multi-instrumentalist Alex Scally have accumulated the accolades, connections and festival appearances of an unmistakably cool band. But for Beach House, coolness is just another word for calm, for a sound that’s engineered to settle jangled nerves and transport listeners to a warmer, softer, easier place.” - NPR Music

“Anyone who doesn’t fall for Depression Cherry’s hypnotic splendour probably just isn’t a Beach House fan, or didn’t live with the album long enough. But those who do will recognize this album as the sweeping, grand gesture they’ve been working up to giving us for the last nine years.” [9/10] - Exclaim!

Depression Cherry has four masterful set pieces, staggered to hit as odd-numbered tracks, each deepening the pervasive sense of rediscovered romance.” [8.5 / 10] - MAGNET

“Another impeccably measured step forward.” [8.4 / 10 “Best New Music] - Pitchfork

Depression Cherry may proudly adhere to every fuzzy touchstone of the genre, but it’s also a record on which every subtle chord shift and breathy sigh feels considered.” [4/5] - The Guardian


Tour Dates

2015

Oct. 29 - Paris, FR - Pitchfork Music Festival

Oct. 30 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire  [Sold Out]

Oct. 31 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire [Sold Out]

Nov. 02 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso [Sold Out]

Nov. 03 - Brussels, BE - Autumn Falls @ AB  [Sold Out]

Nov. 04 - Koln, DE - Gloria

Nov. 05 - Luxemborg, LU - Den Atelier

Nov. 07 - Reykjavik, IS - Iceland Airwaves

Nov. 10 - Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene

Nov. 11 - Gothenburg, SE - Tradgarn

Nov. 12 - Stockholm, SE - Debaser Medis  [Sold Out]

Nov. 13 - Copenhagen DK - Vega  [Sold Out]

Nov. 14 - Hamburg, DE - Kampnagel K1

Nov. 16 - Berlin, DE - Huxley’s

Nov. 17 - Munich, DE - Freiheiz

Nov. 18  - Lausanne, CH - Les Docks

Nov. 20 - Barcelona, ES - Apolo [Sold Out]

Nov. 22 - Madrid, ES - La Riviera  [Sold Out]

Nov. 23 - Lisbon, PT - Armazén  [Sold Out]

Nov. 24 - Porto, PT - Teatro sa da Bandeira

Dec. 07 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory [Sold Out]

Dec. 09 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out]

Dec. 10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out]

Dec. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out]

Dec. 12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [Sold Out]

Dec. 17 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore [Sold Out]

Dec. 18 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore [Sold Out]

Dec. 19 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore [Sold Out]


2016

Jan. 30 - Singapore, SP - Laneway Festival @ The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay

Feb. 01 - Auckland, NZ - Laneway Festival @ Silo Park

Feb. 05 - Adelaide, AU - Laneway Festival  @ Harts Mill

Feb. 06 - Bowen Hills, AU - Laneway Festival @ Brisbane Showgrounds

Feb. 07 - Sydney, AU - Laneway Festival  @ Sydney College Of The Arts

Feb. 13 - Melbourne, AU - Laneway Festival @ Footscray Community Arts Centre   

Feb. 14 - Fremantle, AU - Laneway Festival  @ Esplanade Reserve and West End

Feb. 29 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues

Mar. 01 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre [Sold Out]

Mar. 05 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall [Sold Out]

Mar. 06 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall

Mar. 09  - Montreal, QC - Rialto Theatre

Mar. 11 - Boston, MA - House of Blues

Mar. 14 - New York, NY - Webster Hall [Sold Out]

Mar. 15 - New York, NY - Webster Hall [Sold Out]

Mar. 16 - New York, NY - Webster Hall [Sold Out]

Mar. 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer [Sold Out]

Mar. 19 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer [Sold Out]


For ticket info please visit http://www.beachhousebaltimore.com/tour.


Posted by Rachel White