Beach House’s new album, Bloom, comes out next today, Tuesday, May 15th, and we are celebrating with events in record stores across these great United States of ours!
Pop into any of the below stores today, May 15th to get the record, and experience the magic of our extra-special, new-and-improved, release-day-only initiatives, including:
- A chance to win a copy of Bloom on glow-in-the-dark vinyl! No shit, it really glows in the dark. There are only 250 of these, and they are only available at release-day events and the band’s concert at New York, New York’s Bowery Ballroom on May 15th.
- More prizes, including a copy of Beach House’s now-rare Record Store Day 7", and assorted other Sub Pop treats.
- Posters featuring exclusive art by Victoria of Beach House, given away with purchase of the new record (while supplies last!).
Check with your local store for details. Participating retailers include:
1-2-3-4 Go! Records (Oakland, CA)
Amoeba (Los Angeles, CA)
Beacon Sound (Portland, OR)
Bull City Records (Durham, NC)
Bull Moose (Portland, ME)
Cactus Music (Houston, TX)
CD Cellar (Anniston, AL)
Central Square (Seaside, FL) CFBG (Greensboro, NC)
Co-Op 87 (Brooklyn, NY)
Criminal Records (Atlanta, GA)
Darkside Records (Poughkeepsie, NY)
Dearborn Music (Dearborn, MI)
Disc Exchange (Knoxville, TN)
Electric Fetus (Minneapolis, MN)
End of An Ear (Austin, TX)
Euclid Records (St. Louis, MO)
Everybody’s Records (Cincinnati, OH)
Everyday Musc (Bellingham, WA)
Finders (Bowling Green, OH)
Fingerprints (Long Beach, CA)
Going Underground Records (Bakersfield, CA)
Good Records (Dallas, TX)
Green Light Music (Kalamazoo, MI)
Grimey’s (Nashville, TN)
Guestroom (Norman/Oklahoma City, OK)
Harvest Records (Asheville, NC)
Hear Again CD’s & DVD’s (Gainesville, FL)
Homers (Omaha, NE)
Horizon Records (Greenville, CA)
Independent (Denver, CO)
Jackpot Records – 9th (Portland, OR)
Jackpot Records (Portland, OR)
Ka-Chunk Records (Annapolis, MD)
Landlocked Music (Bloomington, IN)
Lou’s Records (Encinitas, CA)
Love Garden (Lawrence, KS)
Luna Music (Indianapolis, IN)
Lunchbox Records (Charlotte, NC)
Magnolia ThunderPussy (Columbus, OH)
Melody Supreme (Charlottesville, VA)
Monster (Charleston, SC)
Music Millennium (Portland, OR)
Music Saves (Cleveland, OH)
Neat Neat Neat (Fort Wayne, OH)
Needle Drop Records (Rochester, NY)
Olympic Records (Providence, RI)
Origami Music (Los Angeles, CA)
Other Music (New York, NY)
Oz Records (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Park Ave CDs (Orlando, FL)
Permanent Records (Chicago, IL)
Permanent Records (Los Angeles, CA)
Plan 9 Music (Charlottesville/Richmond, VA)
Radio-Active Records (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Reckless Records (Chicago – all three locations)
Record Archive (Rochester, NY)
Record Exchange (Boise, ID)
Red Onion Records (Washington, DC)
Repo Records (Philadelphia, PA)
Rhino Records (Claremont, CA)
Salzer’s (Ventura, CA)
School Kids (Raleigh, NC)
Shangri-La (Memphis, TN)
Siren Records (Doylestown, PA)
Sonic Boom (Seattle, WA)
Sound Cat Records (Pittsburgh, PA)
Sound Fix (Brooklyn, NY)
Speaker Tree Records (Lynchburg, VA)
Square Records (Akron, OH)
Steady Sounds (Richmond, VA)
Stormy Records (Dearborn, MI)
Streetlight Records (San Jose, CA)
Sweat Records (Miami, FL)
T-Bones (Hattiesburg, MS)
The Business (Anacortes, WA)
The Culture Clash (Toledo, OH)
The Sound Garden (Baltimore, MD)
Twist and Shout (Denver, CO)
Uncle Sam’s (Miami Beach, FL)
Underground Sounds (Ann Arbor, MI)
Vacation Vinyl (Los Angeles, CA)
Vertigo Music (Grand Rapids, MI)
Village Green (Muncie, IN)
Vintage Vinyl (St. Louis, MO)
Waiting Room Records (Normal, IL)
Wall Of Sound (Seattle, WA)
Waterloo Records (Austin, TX)
Waterloo Records (Austin, TX)
Wax Trax (Denver, CO)
Wuxtry Records (Athens, GA)
Young Ones Records (Kutztown, PA) ZZZ Records (Des Moines, IA)
Record Store Day 2012, the one day that independently owned record stores all come together with artists to celebrate the art of music, is almost upon us fellow music fans.
In preparation for this grand event, today we are offering up a streaming version of our free 2012 Sub Pop sampler, Terminal Sales Vol. 5: Mixed Nuts (see player above). This 16-track collection of new, rare, and, in some cases, previously released tracks, will be available, in CD form and in all of its elaborate and glorious packaging beauty, at a record store near you this weekend, while supplies last.
To find out just which record stores near you will be participating in RSD 2012, you can head over to recordstoreday.com and get a list of the local brick and mortars you’ll need to hit on Saturday for the rare and exclusive offers from your favorite bands.
While you’re doing your research, you may also want to refer back to our previous Record Store Day blog post which details the specific and impressive Record Store Day offerings from Sub Pop artists Beach House, Blitzen Trapper and Shabazz Palaces. Relatedly, Pitchfork highlighted the Beach House and Shabazz Palaces RSD releases in their Top Record Store Day Releases coverage, read more of their list here.
Just in case you missed the big Beach House news yesterday, we’re gonna give it to you again! Fans can now pre-order the band’s May 15, 2012 release Bloom from iTunes (Pre-order Bloom from iTunes and get a download of the song “Myth” instantly), Amazon, Insound, (Pre-order from Insound and get a free Beach House poster) and Sub Pop. Fans who pre-order the vinyl LP format of the new record directly from Sub Pop will receive the limited, white vinyl Loser Edition. All pre-orders (CD and LP) will receive a bonus poster. A new Bloom t-shirt design is also available for pre-order from subpop.com.
Terminal Sales Vol. 5: Mixed Nuts, Sub Pop’s FREE 16-track 2012 label sampler will also be available on Record Store Day.
We love few things more than Record Store Day. We’ll be demonstrating and celebrating this love on April 21, 2012 with an array of exclusive and limited-edition releases featuring new, rare and unreleased tracks from Beach House, Blitzen Trapper, and Shabazz Palaces. On this same day, we will also release our FREE 2012 label sampler, Terminal Sales Vol. 5: Mixed Nuts, a 16-track collection of new, rare, and, in some cases, previously released tracks from Beachwood Sparks, Jaill, Shearwater, THEESatisfaction, Spoek Mathambo, Debo Band, King Tuff, and 9 more. All Sub Pop Record Store Day releases come with exclusive and ridiculously handsome artwork. Full track lists and release details are below.
In further Beach House news: fans can now pre-order the band’s May 15, 2012 release Bloom from iTunes (Pre-order Bloom from iTunes and get a download of the song “Myth” instantly), Amazon, Insound, (Pre-order from Insound and get a free Beach House poster) and Sub Pop. Fans who pre-order the vinyl LP format of the new record directly from Sub Pop will receive the limited, white vinyl Loser Edition. All pre-orders (CD and LP) will receive a bonus poster. A new Bloom t-shirt design is also available for pre-order from subpop.com.
“Lazuli” b/w “Equal Mind” 7" single
(Limited-edition of 2,400 copies on blue vinyl)
2. Equal Mind
“Hey Joe” b/w “Skirts on Fire” 7" single
(Limited-edition of 1,800 on yellow vinyl)
1. Hey Joe
2. Skirts on Fire
Live at KEXP 12" EP
(From the band’s spectacular 2011 live session on KEXP, one of the station’s most popular live sessions, limited-edition of 2,000 copies on purple vinyl)
1. bop hard
2. An echo from the hosts that profess infinitum
3. a mess, the booth that soaks in palacian musk
4. free press and curl
Terminal Sales Vol. 5: Mixed Nuts
1. Shearwater “You as You Were” (demo version)
2. Memoryhouse “Walk With Me”
3. feedtime “rock n roll”
4. Spoek Mathambo “Kites”
5. THEESatisfaction “QueenS”
6. Poor Moon “People in Her Mind”
7. Retribution Gospel Choir “The Stone (Revolution!)”
8. Shabazz Palaces “bop hard”(From the Live at KEXP 12” EP)
9. Father John Misty “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”
10. Beach House “Myth”
11. King Tuff “Bad Thing”
12. Jaill “Waste a Lot of Things”
13. Beachwood Sparks “Forget the Song”
14. Debo Band “Asha Gedawo”
15. Husky “History’s Door”
16. Niki & The Dove “DJ, Ease My Mind”
More About Record Store Day
This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet and greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April. In 2012, Record Store Day takes place April 21st.
Beach House’s 4th studio album Bloom, will be available in the US and Canada May 15th on CD, double-LP, and digital formats. The album will also be available in the following territories: Europe via Bella Union on May 14th, Mexico via Arts and Crafts on May 15th, and Australia via Mistletone on May 18th.
Bloom, led by the single, “Myth,” was recorded in late 2011 at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, TX and mixed at Electric Lady in NYC. Bloom was co-produced by Beach House and Chris Coady.
The landscape of Bloom was largely designed on the road, between the countless sound checks and myriad experiences during two years of tour. Throughout this period, melodies, chords, rhythms, words, and textures surfaced in moments of their own choosing. These spontaneous ideas were later gathered and developed in Baltimore, where the band lives and works.
Like previous Beach House releases (Beach House in 2006, Devotion in 2008, Teen Dream in 2010), Bloom further develops their distinctive sound yet stands apart as a new piece of work.
Beach House have scheduled a month-long trans-Atlantic tour to support Bloom. The eastern US tour begins May 4 in Charlottesville, VA at Jefferson Theatre and ends on May 13 in Asheville, NC at The Orange Peel. The European tour begins May 23 in Brighton, UK at The Haunt and ends on June 9 in Porto, Portugal at Primavera Festival. And on July 23in New York, Beach House will headline a special night at Central Park’s SummerStage. Many, many more dates to follow!
Full album track list and tour dates below.
4. Other People
5. The Hours
7. New Year
9. On the Sea