News for Beach House

MEDIA : FRI, FEB 8, 2013 at 4:52 AM

Beach House Forever Still

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

Posted by Sam Sawyer

MEDIA : THU, NOV 15, 2012 at 4:02 AM

New Beach House Video For “Wild”

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.

Posted by Sam Sawyer

COMMERCE : Sat, SEP 1, 2012 at 4:56 AM

Sub Pop and Select Indie Stores Encourage Learning with Prizes and a September Sale

To celebrate the start of the new school year, we are teaming up with some excellent indie music shops this September to offer you hearty discounts, and opportunities to win rare Sub Pop treats.

Select Sub Pop releases will be on sale at the below stores all month, and each store will be giving away a prize pack featuring a variety of rare and out-of-print Sub Pop items.

For extra-credit, if you go into any participating store and, using the tag #BeachHouseGLOW, tweet/instagram a picture of your favorite Sub Pop title from the sale display, you will get a shot at winning a way out-of-print, be-the-envy-of-all-your-friends Beach House – “Bloom” LP on glow in the dark vinyl! (There are only 250 copies on the planet. We didn’t do well at math, but we are pretty sure that some sort of “supply” and “demand” thing makes this record rare or something.)

The ten stores with the most pictures (remember, you must use the hashtag and tag your store!) will WIN the glow in the dark vinyl to be given away at their store. If your local record store wins then you up your chances of scoring this tasty platter!

Check in with the participating store nearest you for more info.

Participating Stores:
Birdland Records
Boo Boo Records
CD Central
Criminal Records
Culture Clash
Daddy Kool Records
Disc Exchange
Easy Street
Electric Fetus
End of An Ear
Exile on Main Street
Finders Records
Good Records
Guestroom Records (Norman and Oklahoma City locations)
Hot Poop
Indy CD & Vinyl
Jackpot Records (both locations)
Lakeshore Record Exchange
Landlocked Music
Looney Tunes
Luna Music
Lunchbox Records
Magnolia Thunderpussy
M-Theory Music
Music Millennium
Park Avenue CD
Plan 9
Radio-Active Records
Record Archive
Record Exchange
Shake It
Skip’s Records & CD World
Strictly Discs
T-Bones Records
Twist and Shout
Uncle Sam’s
Vintage Vinyl (St. Louis)
Waiting Room Records

Posted by Nick Turner

NEWS : MON, JUL 16, 2012 at 5:00 AM

Some Good Poor Moon News

Poor Moon has confirmed new tour dates this fall with fellow Sub Pop artists Beach House. The tour begins on October 4th in Seattle, WA at Showbox at the Market and ends on October 17th in Washington, DC at the 9:30 Club. Preceding that tour, the band will visit Olga, WA on August 11th for the Doe Bay Fest. Please find a full list of tour dates, including which dates will be with Beach House, below. 

All this touring will be in support of Poor Moon’s self-titled debut full-length, which is going to be released August 28th CD/LP/Digitally and also which just happens to be available for pre-order now from places like, Amazon, iTunes.

Special note to those of you who decide to pre-order Poor Moon from While supplies last, all Poor Moon orders will come with a limited-edition pre-order incentive of a bonus Poor Moon 7"! This is one of those rare and more-or-less-right-now-only time of deals, so head on over to the Poor Moon page to take us up on this offer and other special pre-order deals on album + t-shirt bundles too.

Poor Moon on Tour
Aug 11 – Olga, WA – Doe Bay Fest
Oct 04 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market +
Oct 05 – Boise, ID – Egyptian +
Oct 07 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theatre +
Oct 08 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown +
Oct 09 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue +
Oct 10 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre +
Oct 11 – Chicago, IL – Riviera +
Oct 13 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus +
Oct 14 – Montreal, QE – Club Soda +
Oct 15 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre +
Oct 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer +
Oct 17 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club +
+ w/ Beach House

Poor Moon : Twitter / Facebook / Sub Pop Artist Page

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : TUE, MAY 15, 2012 at 3:54 AM

Beach House Events & Rarities - Today, May 15th!


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)

Posted by Nick Turner