Beach House has just released “The Traveller,” their first official video from their latest album Thank Your Lucky Stars. The new visual was directed by Jennifer Juniper Stratford, media artist and founder of Telefantasy Studios, an analog media lab dedicated to the creation of avant-garde television and experiments in video. The video was shot using an obsolete television camera and processed with a video synthesizer and a reconfigured broadcast mixer to create a realm outside of this dimension.
Beach House’s previously announced tour in support of Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherry (the band’s OTHER 2015 full-length album release…) resumes August 5th in San Francisco at Outside Lands and runs through November 4th-6th in Austin at Sound on Sound Festival. Highlights for the tour include: Pickathon in Happy Valley, OR on August 7th; a club and theatre tour August 8th-26th; FYF in Los Angeles on August 28th; Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, NC on September 9th. There’s a full list of tour dates here.
Thank Your Lucky Stars (released October 16th, 2015) entered at #38 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and peaked at #5 on the CMJ Top 200 chart.
Depression Cherry (released Aug. 28, 2015), the second consecutive top 10 album for Beach House, coming in at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, spent 5 weeks at #1 on the CMJ Top 200.
Beach House’s Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherry were recorded during the same two-month span, and were produced by the band and Chris Coady at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana.
Both original full-length albums are available now in North America from Sub Pop, in Europe from Bella Union and in Australia from Mistletone.