The good folks over at Baeble.com recorded some fantastic footage of Beach House’s record release show at The Bell House back in January (1/26/10, to be exact) and it is premiering today on baeble.com along with an interview + a couple Beach House contests thrown in there for good measure, all for you to check out! Tickets for this show sold out pretty fast, so unless you were among the lucky few hundred in attendance that night, this is your best chance to see what a sold-out Beach House record release show is all about. Enjoy!
We here at Sub Pop Records will let many Tuesdays go by without even hinting at a release—no singles, no digital-only EPs, no nothing. Not this coming Tuesday, however. No, we are carpe-ing some serious diem on January 26th. We’re putting out 3 Sub Pop debut full-lengths from Beach House, AFCGT (A Frames & Climax Golden Twins), and Retribution Gospel Choir. The Beach House CD/2xLP comes with a DVD featuring a video for each song on the album, and if you pre-order, you’ll receive an amazing little scrapbook we compiled from Victoria’s lyric book from writing Teen Dream. That’s limited to the first 500 pre-orderers, BTW. Retribution Gospel Choir and AFCGT are both pleasantly discounted by $2, which is a lot ITTET. The AFCGT s/t record is LP only—on white vinyl, with a bonus seven inch, and a digital download code (all the LPs have a digital download code). If you pre-order any (or all) of these very necessary records, you’ll have access to a stream so you can listen to them before they arrive in your mailbox.
Beach House’s Teen Dream here
AFCGT’s AFCGT here
Retribution Gospel Choir’s 2 here
Starting right now and going until January 26th (not at all coincidentally, the day that Teen Dream comes out) NPR will be offering you, through their “First Listen” program, the opportunity to stream, in its entirety, the new Beach House album, Teen Dream!
You can listen right here!
Additionally, as of yesterday, GorillavsBear will be streaming a new video everyday this week from the Teen Dream bonus DVD. The band picked various directors, (including the director of the Fleet Foxes’ videos, Sean Pecknold) to create a video around each song off the album and included them all on the aforementioned Teen Dream bonus DVD. Check out the videos exclusively on GorillavsBear this week and look back to subpop.com on Friday for the free video download of “Silver Soul” directed by none other than Beach House’s own Victoria Legrand!
And, you can pre-order Teen Dream from us here as well.
Norway, the excellent first single off the upcoming Beach House album Teen Dream, is this week’s I Tunes Free Single Of The Week! Just head on over to I Tunes and nab yourself a free download. You can also pre-order Teen Dream now and receive a very special scrap book from Beach House’s very own Victoria Legrand. So head on over to I Tunes, get Norway for free and then pre-order the album for even MORE freebies. Good stuff.
Happy 2010, friends! The new decade is starting off right with three new records on Sub Pop that are sure to be contenders for the next ‘best of the decade’ list. (Check back in 2019 to see why they call me Nostraswainus.) On January 26th we are releasing full-lengths by Beach House, AFCGT, and Retribution Gospel Choir. Beach House’s Teen Dream (LP/CD/MP3) comes packaged with a DVD featuring a video for every song on the record, each by a different director. Also, if you pre-order from subpop.com you’ll also be getting a copy of a scrapbook that Beach House’s Victoria Legrand is putting together using scanned excerpts from the lyric book she used while writing Teen Dream! Whoa, get it here. AFCGT is the magical combination of Seattle’s very own A Frames and Climax Golden Twins, and their record is available on LP/MP3 only, and it comes with a bonus 7”. The packaging on this album is really pretty incredible, AND labor-intensive to assemble (I’m talking about the vinyl here; the mp3 packaging is… you know). You will get $2 off of this one if you pre-order with us here at subpop.com. And, lastly but not leastly, Retribution Gospel Choir (Alan from Low rock outfit) will be releasing their 2nd full-length on Sub Pop, fittingly enough entitled 2 (CD/LP/MP3), and that one will also be $2 off through release date. Get that one here. All LPs come with download codes, btw, so don’t be afraid.
Hey! Also, as a new thing, the big bosses gave me the go-ahead to give shit away all the time now, so each month I’ll pick one random commenter to win a package of each month’s new releases, courtesy of Sub Pop and Hardly Art. This month I’d like you to tell me, in the comments section, what you were listening to on New Year’s Eve 2009 for a chance to win the new Beach House, AFCGT, and Retribution Gospel Choir albums. Get to it!
And don’t forget to check out the TOUR PAGE to see which of our fine artists is coming to a city near you in 2010! See you in Ferbruruary.
January 26th is not only my little brother’s birthday, it’s also the release date for Teen Dream, the Sub Pop debut from Beach House. I’ll have two reasons to celebrate, you’ll probably have just the one. But seeing as Teen Dream is already being heralded one of the best records of 2010 (like here and here, for instance), what a celebration it will be! Both the CD and LP versions of Teen Dream come packaged with a DVD featuring a video for every song on the record. (The LP also comes with a download code for all of the songs on the album.) AND! Should you opt to pre-order the album from us, here at subpop.com, you’ll also be getting a copy of a scrapbook that Beach House’s Victoria Legrand is putting together using scanned excerpts from the lyric book she used while writing Teen Dream! She’s making that just for us and we’re giving it just to you, either here at subpop.com or through select independent record stores. She’s super sweet, you guys. So, between that, the amazing songs on the record, the DVD, the fact that you can stream the record after you place your pre-order, and a couple free stickers, you’ve got plenty of reasons to order.
Pre-order Teen Dream here
Download a track from the new record for free here