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
The new video for the Beach House song “Wild,” from their universally acclaimed album Bloom, was directed by Johan Renck. Renck’s resume includes remarkable TV shows like “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead” as well as music videos for Madonna and The Knife—his mastery is clear in his work on this new Beach House video.
In other Beach House news, the band will be on the cover of the new issue of The Big Takeover, which hits newsstands any day now. Look out for that feature, it’s a good one.
Poor Moon’s music video debut is out today and comes to us from the directorial team of Austin Wilson & Harry Calbom. It’s for the song “Holiday” from Poor Moon’s self-titled 2012 debut and features the immense talent that can only come from hiring the likes of venerable acting legend Tom Skerritt to star in it. Between the song’s immensely catchy melody, the high cinematic bar set by the directors, and Skerritt’s memorable performance, it’s one of the most enjoyable music videos in memory. So pop some popcorn, cozy up on your couch, and press play to see what we’re going on and on about.
We hope you will enjoy the latest from the Dum Dum Girls by way of their brand new video for “Lord Knows,” which happens to be the lead single from the just-released-today-EP, End of Daze. ITunes / Amazon / Sub Pop
King Tuff is gearing up for a massive fall tour in support of his self-titled debut out now on Sub Pop. The tour begins on October 11 in Detroit, MI at the Lager House and ends on November 10 in Grand Rapids, MI at The Pyramid Scheme. Full tour dates listed below.
King Tuff is also sharing a brand new video today, this one for “Alone & Stoned” and it stars King Tuff and friends from Hunx & His Punx, Shannon & The Clams and more. Enjoy.
King Tuff on Tour
Sep 02 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
Oct 11 Detroit, MI – The Larger House %
Oct 12 Toronto, ON – The Garrison %
Oct 13 Montreal QC – II Motore %
Oct 14 Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle %
Oct 16 Halifax, NS – Reflection Cabaret
Oct 18 New York, NY – CMJ
Oct 19 New York, NY – CMJ
Oct 20 Providence, RI – AS220 %
Oct 22 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s %$
Oct 23 Washington, DC – Black Cat %$
Oct 24 Durham, NC – Duke Coffeehouse %
Oct 25 Atlanta, GA – The Earl %+
Oct 26 St. Augustine, FL – Nobby’s %
Oct 28 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub %
Oct 30 Tallahassee, FL – Retrofit Records %
Oct 31 Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree %!
Nov 01 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks %
Nov 02 Beaumont, TX – Victoria House %
Nov 04 Dallas, TX – Club Dada >
Nov 06 Nashville, TN – Stone Fox^
Nov 07 Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub ^
Nov 08 Chicago, IL – Subterranean ^
Nov 09 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club^
Nov 10 Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme ^
% w/ The Intelligence
$ w/ Poor Moon
+ w/ Mike Watt + the Missingmen
! w/ Man or Astro-man?
> w/ Natural Child
^ w/ Gap Dream