News for Beach House

NEWS : WED, JUN 14, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Watch the Beach House directed video for “Chariot,” from their forthcoming ‘B-Sides and Rarities’ Album (out June 30)

B-Sides and Rarities will be available June 30th in North America from Sub Pop, in Europe from Bella Union and in Australia/New Zealand from Mistletone.

The video for “Chariot,” directed by the band, is a rumination on the creation, cultivation, and confusion of narratives in media.

The “Chariot” video comes from Beach House’s B-Sides and Rarities album, a 14-track compilation of songs from throughout their career so far, out June 30th. The album features 2 previously unreleased tracks “Chariot” and “Baseball Diamond,” which were recorded during the Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Stars sessions (both Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Stars were released, 2 months apart, in 2015)


[Photo Credit: Shawn Brackbill]

Beach House says of the release, “When we announced that we were releasing a B-sides and Rarities album, someone on Twitter asked, ‘B-sides record? Why would Beach House put out a B-sides record? Their A-sides are like B-sides.’ This random person has a point. Our goal has never been to make music that is explicitly commercial. Over the years, as we have worked on our 6 LPs, it wasn’t the ‘best’ or most catchy songs that made the records, just the ones that fit together to make a cohesive work. Accordingly, our B-sides are not songs that we didn’t like as much, just ones that didn’t have a place on the records we were making.”

“The idea for a B-sides record came when we realized just how many non-album songs had been made over the years, and how hard it was to find and hear many of them. This compilation contains every song we have ever made that does not exist on one of our records. There are 14 songs in total [Read more about the record right over here].” 


Beach House’s B-Sides and Rarities will be released on CD / LP / CASS / DL and is available for pre-order now here. LP pre-orders in North America through the Sub Pop Mega Mart and select independent retailers will receive the Loser Edition on crystal clear vinyl (while supplies last), and a new T-shirt design will also be available to bundle with the album. 

Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Beach House’s previously announced 2017 international headlining and festival tour schedule resumes this August.  Highlights include: August 13th in Castelbuono, IT at Ypsigrock, August 16th in Sestri Levante, IT for an appearance at Mojotic Festival, and a string of September dates with friends and former labelmates Fleet Foxes (with stops at the Hollywood Bowl and Red Rocks Amphitheatre among those).

Aug. 11 - Copenhagen, DK - Haven 
Aug. 13 - Castelbuono, IT - Ypsigrock
Aug. 16 - Sestri Levante, IT - Mojotic Festival
Aug. 18 - Parades de Coura, PT - Parades de Coura Festival
Sep. 23 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl*
Sep. 24 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre*
Sep. 25 - Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Opera*
Sep. 27 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre* [Sold Out]
*w/ Fleet Foxes



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, MAY 17, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Beach House to Release ‘B-Sides and Rarities’ Album Worldwide on June 30th

Now listen to previously unreleased track. “Chariot”.


[Photo Credit: Shawn Brackbill]

Cry those tears of joy, because on Friday, June 30th, Beach House will release the B-Sides and Rarities album (pre-order here!), a 14-track compilation of songs from throughout their career. The album features 2 previously unreleased tracks “Chariot” (as seen above) and “Baseball Diamond,” which were recorded during the Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Stars sessions (both Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Stars were released, 2 months apart, in 2015)
 
Beach House says of the release, “When we announced that we were releasing a B-sides and rarities album, someone on Twitter asked, ‘B-sides record? Why would Beach House put out a B-sides record? Their A-sides are like B-sides.’ This random person has a point. Our goal has never been to make music that is explicitly commercial. Over the years, as we have worked on our 6 LPs, it wasn’t the ‘best’ or most catchy songs that made the records, just the ones that fit together to make a cohesive work. Accordingly, our B-sides are not songs that we didn’t like as much, just ones that didn’t have a place on the records we were making.”
 
“The idea for a B-sides record came when we realized just how many non-album songs had been made over the years, and how hard it was to find and hear many of them. This compilation contains every song we have ever made that does not exist on one of our records. There are 14 songs in total.” 



Beach House’s B-Sides and Rarities will be released on CD / LP / CASS / DL and is available for pre-order now here. LP pre-orders in North America through the Sub Pop Mega Mart and select independent retailers will receive the Loser Edition on crystal clear vinyl (while supplies last), and a new T-shirt design will also be available to bundle with the album. 

B-Sides and Rarities
Tracklisting:
1. Chariot
2. Baby
3. Equal Mind
4. Used to Be (2008 Single Version)
5. White Moon (iTunes Session Remix)
6. Baseball Diamond
7. Norway (iTunes Session Remix)
8. Play the Game
9. The Arrangement
10. Saturn Song
11. Rain in Numbers
12. I Do Not Care for the Winter Sun
13. 10 Mile Stereo (Cough Syrup Remix)
14. Wherever You Go

About the B Sides and Rarities album: 

When we announced that we were releasing a B-sides and rarities album, someone on Twitter asked, “B-sides record? Why would Beach House put out a B-sides record? Their A-sides are like B-sides.” This random person has a point. Our goal has never been to make music that is explicitly commercial. Over the years, as we have worked on our 6 LPs, it wasn’t the “best” or most catchy songs that made the records, just the ones that fit together to make a cohesive work. Accordingly, our B-sides are not songs that we didn’t like as much, just ones that didn’t have a place on the records we were making. 

The idea for a B-sides record came when we realized just how many non-album songs had been made over the years, and how hard it was to find and hear many of them. This compilation contains every song we have ever made that does not exist on one of our records. There are 14 songs in total. 

The oldest song is “Rain in Numbers” and was recorded in 2005, during the summer we formed the band. We didn’t have a piano, so we asked our friend if we could use his, which was pretty out of tune. We used the mic that was on the four-track machine to record the piano and vocals. It was originally the secret song on our self-titled debut. 

Sequentially, the next couple of songs are from late 2008. We were so excited about “Used to Be,” that we recorded it right after writing it so that we could have it as a 7” single for our fall tour with the Baltimore Round Robin. We recorded our cover of Queen’s “Play the Game” in the same session. It was for a charity compilation benefiting AIDS research and we will continue to donate all profits from the song to that charity. As fans of Queen, we thought it would be fun and ridiculous to try to adapt their high-powered pop song into our realm. These songs were recorded at the same studio where we made Devotion.

There are a bunch of songs written and recorded in the 2009-2010 window. This period of time, as well as 2014, was our most prolific to date. “Baby” was written and recorded in October 2009 with our friend Jason Quever. “10 Mile Stereo” was recorded during the Teen Dream session in July 2009. Since we used tape, we often slowed the tape way down to create effects while recording. When we were doing that for “10 Mile Stereo” we decided we wanted to make an alternate version where the whole song was slowed down, hence the “10 Mile Stereo (Cough Syrup Remix).”

“White Moon” and “The Arrangement” were both songs that we didn’t believe fit on Teen Dream. “White Moon” originally appeared on our iTunes live session. Since that was recorded and mixed very hastily, we have remixed it to better match our current aesthetics. We have also remixed and included the version of “Norway” we did at that same session. The main reason we wanted to include “Norway” is that it features a very different bridge from the original version. 

After the insane year of touring we had in 2010, we felt incredibly grateful to our fans for all that had happened. We wrote and recorded “I Do Not Care for the Winter Sun” during a break between tours and released it on the internet for free, unmastered. Well, it’s finally been mastered…

“Wherever You Go” Is another song from that era.  We always loved this song but thought it sounded too much like our old music. We paused writing it and didn’t finish it until 2011 during the Bloom recording session. It appeared originally as a secret song on Bloom
 
“Equal Mind” was also recorded during the Bloom session. We really like this song, but pulled it from the record when we realized it had the exact same tempo as “Other People.” They are like twins. 

The Bloom sessions led to “Saturn Song” as well. This song is built on a piano loop we wrote while recording Bloom. It also contains sounds recorded in deep space. It originally appeared on a compilation of songs incorporating space sounds that was released in 2014.

Finally, there are two previously unreleased songs from the Depression Cherry/Thank Your Lucky Stars sessions. They are called “Chariot” and “Baseball Diamond.”

Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Beach House has also added new dates to their 2017 international headlining and festival tour schedule. Highlights include: August 13th in Castelbuono, IT at Ypsigrock, August 16th in Sestri Levante, IT for an appearance at Mojotic Festival, and a string of September dates with friends and former labelmates Fleet Foxes (with stops at the Hollywood Bowl and Red Rocks Amphitheatre among those).

Beach House will also appear at New York’s Governor’s Ball the weekend of June 2nd-4th.  
 
May 24 - Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre        
May 26 - Orlando, FL - Beacham Theatre
May 27 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - The Revolution
May 28 - Ponte Vedra, FL - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall          
May 30 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
May 31 - Knoxville, TN - Mill & Mine    
Jun. 02 - New York, NY - Governor’s Ball
Jun. 03 - New York, NY - Governor’s Ball
Jun. 04 - New York, NY - Governor’s Ball
Aug. 11 - Copenhagen, DK - Haven
Aug. 13 - Castelbuono, IT - Ypsigrock
Aug. 16 - Sestri Levante, IT - Mojotic Festival
Aug. 18 - Parades de Coura, PT - Parades de Coura Festival
Sep. 23 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl*
Sep. 24 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre*
Sep. 25 - Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Opera*
Sep. 27 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
*w/ Fleet Foxes



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, JAN 31, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Beach House Announce 2017 US + International Tour Dates

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Friends don’t let friends miss out on Beach House news, so here’s something you can (and really should) shout from your figurative and/or literal rooftops: Beach House has scheduled a series of 2017 international headlining and festival tour dates which span March 29th through August 18th - tickets for US headlining dates go on sale Friday at 10am EST. Eastern US dates will include stops in Wilmington, Lancaster, Charlotte, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville,  Athens, and Knoxville. European cities currently include stops in Copenhagen and Parades de Coura, Portugal. (List of dates is below.)

Beach House will also appear at the Ceremonia Festival near Mexico City on April 1st and New York’s Governors Ball on June 2nd.  

You might also be delighted to know that Beach House is currently at work on a rarities and B-sides compilation that will be released during the first half of 2017. So stay tuned, dear reader…



Beach House’s Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Stars are currently available from Sub Pop in North America, Bella Union in Europe and Mistletone in Australia.

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Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Mar. 29 - Wilmington, DE - World Cafe Live
Mar. 30 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
Apr. 01 - Mexico City, MX - Ceremonia Festival
May 24 - Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre        
May 26 - Orlando, FL - Beacham Theatre
May 27 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - The Revolution
May 28 - Ponte Vedra, FL - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall          
May 30 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
May 31 - Knoxville, TN - Mill & Mine    
Jun. 02 - New York, NY - Governor’s Ball
Aug. 11 - Copenhagen, DK - Haven
Aug. 18 - Parades de Coura, PT - Parades de Coura Festival



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, OCT 5, 2016 at 7:00 AM

The Sub Pop Podcast Returns for a New Season October 12th!

Listen to the Season 2 trailer, and subscribe now!

Mere months after its unforeseeably really, pretty great first season earlier this year, and in response to largely precedented levels of demand for more, the Sub Pop Podcast will return for a 10-episode second season on Wednesday, October 12th. Season Two of the Sub Pop Podcast will run weekly from October 12th through December 14th and will be available through all finer podcast distribution points.

iTunes subscribe link: http://u.subpop.com/1Svyqr3

Other subscribe link: http://u.subpop.com/2dOUctz

Produced and hosted by real-life Sub Pop employees Alissa Atkins and Arwen Nicks at the label’s Seattle headquarters, the Sub Pop Podcast, of course, is where you can hear stories from inside, outside, and adjacent to Sub Pop, Seattle’s premier medium-sized record label. We focus on conversations with our artists, people who work at/with/around Sub Pop, and anyone else willing or reckless enough to talk to us. And same goes for our sibling label Hardly Art. We will continue to include, impose on, sponge off, and otherwise implicate them, as well.
 
In its conspicuously excellent debut season, from January 10th of this year, through to April 1st, we managed to produce and then release 11 (which, for some reason, we called 10 ½…) episodes of Sub Pop’s very first podcast. And then, between April 1 and now, we put out an additional two, interstitial, summer episodes in an effort to sustain the arguably ravenous interest of our dozens upon dozens of regular listeners. We spoke with principal members of Band of Horses, Mass Gothic, Chastity Belt, Mudhoney, Shearwater, S, King Tuff, and a whole bunch more. And, we were recognized with an Honorable Mention in the Seattle Weekly’s 2016 Readers’ Poll for local, music-based podcasts which currently exist! This sort of intoxicating recognition has us 
gunning for at least second runner-up next year. The entirety of this first season, and our summer episodes remain available everywhere now.
 
In the upcoming second season, unrelated to any outstanding debts or lost bets, we managed to convince an impressive array of folks to talk with us. Here we are referring to such celebrated figures from the wide world of entertainment 
as: Alex and Victoria from Beach House, Sam Beam from Iron and Wine, Tad from TAD, Benjamin Gibbard from both Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service, Kathleen Hanna, Father John Misty, Jonah Ray, members of CSS and Clipping, our boss and benefactor Jonathan Poneman (More than once! He’s the boss!), plus, reliably, “more.” We also took the Sub Pop Podcast on the road, with trips to both Poland and Portland, and down to the Sub Pop store at Sea-Tac Airport.
 
In the spirit of tell and show, you can listen to a trailer for the Sub Pop Podcast, Season Two (and, again, every previous episode) at subpop.fm
 RIGHT NOW. If you like what you hear, you can subscribe (in iTunes or anything) right now, too. The first episode of the new season will be available Wednesday, October 12, and new episodes will be delivered weekly until December 14, 2016.
 
SO! Visit subpop.fm to listen to the new trailer for the second season, subscribe to the podcast, and sign up for the podcast mailing list.  
Send us your thoughts and feelings here: podcast@subpop.com.

The Sub Pop Podcast: Absolutely nothing sounds better.



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, AUG 9, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Watch Beach House’s Charlie Rose Interview + Performance of Songs From Thank Your Lucky Stars

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This past Friday, Beach House appeared on Charlie Rose on PBS. The group sat for an in-depth interview and performed “Rough Song” and “The Traveller” from their latest release Thank Your Lucky Stars. In case you missed it, you can now watch here.


Beach House’s previously announced tour schedule in support of Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherry is underway with a show tonight, Tuesday, August 9th in Spokane at Knitting Factory and runs through November 4th-6th in Austin at Sound on Sound Festival.  Highlights for the trek include: a club and theatre tour August 8th-26th; FYF in Los Angeles on August 28th; And Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh on September 9th. Please find a full list of tour dates below. 


Beach House recently delivered an official video for “The Traveller,” from Thank Your Lucky Stars. The new visual was directed by Jennifer Juniper Stratford can be viewed right here. 




Tour Dates + Ticket Links
Aug. 09 - Spokane, Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory*
Aug. 10 - Missoula, MT - Wilma Theater*
Aug. 12 - Sioux Falls, ID - The District*
Aug. 13 - Eau Claire, WI - Eaux Claires Music Festival
Aug. 16 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe @ Old National Centre*
Aug. 17 - Louisville, KY - Headliner’s Music Hall*
Aug. 19 - Columbia, MO - Blue Note*
Aug. 20 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater*
Aug. 22 - Denver, CO  - Ogden Theater*
Aug. 24 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues*
Aug. 26 - Los Angeles, CA - Theater at Ace Hotel*
Aug. 28 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
Sep. 09 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival
Nov. 04 - Austin, TX - Sound On Sound Festival
Nov. 05 - Austin, TX -  Sound On Sound Festival
Nov. 06 - Austin, TX - Sound On Sound Festival
*w/ Entrance



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, MAY 10, 2016 at 11:05 AM

Beach House Announce NEW Headlining Summer Shows

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Beach House have added new U.S. headlining club and theatre shows to their 2016 international summer tour schedule in support of their recent albums Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Stars.
 
The band have scheduled shows in D.C., Boise, Spokane, Missoula, Sioux Falls, Iowa City, Indianapolis, Louisville, Columbia, Kansas City, Denver, and Las Vegas. New dates include:

 
Jul. 11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Aug. 08 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
Aug. 09 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
Aug. 10 - Missoula, MT - The Wilma
Aug. 12 - Sioux Falls, SD - The District
Aug. 14 - Iowa City, IA - Englert Theatre
Aug. 16 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe @ Old National Centre
Aug. 17 - Louisville, KY - Headliners
Aug. 19 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
Aug. 20 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
Aug. 22 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Aug. 24 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Sep. 09 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival
 

All of these dates will be on-sale Friday, May 13th with the exception of the July 11th show at the 9:30 Club.  That show will go on-sale Thursday, May 12th at 10am EST. For more information on where to purchase tickets, please visit beachhousebaltimore.com.
 
Additionally, European and U.S. festival highlights for the summer include: Primavera Sound in Barcelona on June 3rd and in Porto, PT on June 10th; Best Kept Secret in Hilvarenbeek, NL on June 17th; a headline performance at Pitchfork Music Festival on July 15th; San Francisco’s Outside Lands on August 5th; Pickathon in Happy Valley, OR on August 7th;  Eaux Claires in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on August 12th-13th; FYF in Los Angeles on August 28th; And the just added Hopscotch Festival performance in Raleigh, NC on September 9th. (complete listing below.)
 

Depression Cherry (released Aug. 28, 2015) is the second consecutive top 10 album for Beach House, coming in at #8 on theBillboard Top 200 chart, and spent 5 weeks at #1 on the CMJ Top 200.
 [listen here]


Thank Your Lucky Stars  (released October 16th,  2015) entered at #38 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and peaked at #5 on the CMJTop 200 chart.  
[listen here
 
Beach House’s Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherrywere recorded during the same two-month 
span, and produced by the band and Chris Coady at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Both albums are available now in North America from Sub Pop, in Europe from Bella Union and in Australia from Mistletone.


Tour Dates
Europe
Jun. 01 - Bordeaux, FR -  Theatre Barbey

Jun. 03 - Barcelona, ES -   Primavera Sound
Jun. 05 - Nimes, FR   This Is Not a Love Song
Jun. 06 - Nantes, FR -  Stereolux
Jun. 07 - Toulouse, FR - Bikini
Jun. 10 - Porto, PT -  Primavera Sound
Jun. 12 - London, UK -   Victoria Park
Jun. 13 - Bexhill, UK  - De La Warr Pavillion
Jun. 14 - Paris, FR - Casino de Paris
Jun. 17 - Hilvarenbeek, NL - Best Kept Secret
Jun. 18 - Aarhus, DK - Northside
 
U.S.
Jul. 11 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Jul. 15 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
Aug. 05 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival
Aug. 07 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
Aug. 08 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
Aug. 09 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
Aug. 10 - Missoula, MT - The Wilma
Aug. 12 - Sioux Falls, SD - The District
Aug. 12 - Eau Claire, WI - Eaux Claires Music Festival
Aug. 13 - Eau Claire, WI - Eaux Claires Music Festival
Aug. 14 - Iowa City, IA - Englert Theatre
Aug. 16 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe @ Old National Centre
Aug. 17 - Louisville, KY - Headliners
Aug. 19 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
Aug. 20 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
Aug. 22 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Aug. 24 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Aug. 28 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Festival
Sep. 09 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival


Posted by Rachel White