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THU, MAR 7, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Beach House “Wishes”

Beach House and actor/director Eric Wareheim have teamed up for a new, wildly imaginative video for the song “Wishes,” from Bloom, the band’s acclaimed 4th album. This captivating piece stars Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, Reaper) as what we can only assume is some sort of coach at a peculiar and fantastic sports event or pep rally… in an alternate universe. It’s a uniquely uplifting treatment, its tone matching the soaring vocals of the song, and we’re profoundly proud of what this collaboration between Beach House and Wareheim has produced.

Eric Wareheim had this to say about the video: “Beach House, Ray Wise, fireworks, and horses. How can I go wrong? This is the first project that I’ve ever collaborated creatively with the band. Victoria’s imagery inspired me to create this special half-time show. It also helps that Beach House is literally on my top 5 list of bands, ever.”

Click here to watch the video.

Beach House’s previously announced 2013 tour in support of Bloom runs from March 9th in Bologna, Italy at Estragon and currently ends on September 6 in Mexico City, Mexico (venue TBA). Additional highlights for this tour include festival performances—Coachella weekends in Indio, CA on April 12th & 19th; Governors Ball on Randall’s Island in New York, NY on June 7th; Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN on June 14th-16th; Way Out West in Gothenburg, SE on August 8th; Oya Festival in Oslo, NO on August 9th—and April 26th, for a hometown show at the Lyric Opera House with Yo La Tengo & fellow Baltimoreans Lower Dens. You can find a full list of tour dates below and also here.

Tour Dates
Mar. 09 – Bologna, IT – Estragon #
Mar. 10 – Rome, IT – Piper Club #
Mar. 11 – Milan, IT – Magazzini Generali #
Mar. 13 – Barcelona, ES – Apolo #
Mar. 14 – Barcelona, ES – Apolo #
Mar. 15 – Madrid, ES – La Riviera #
Mar. 16 – Lisbon, PT – TMN AO Vivo #
Mar. 17 – Porto, PT – Hard Club #
Mar. 19 – Aviles, ES – Centro Niemeyer #
Mar. 21 – Luxembourg, LX – Rockhal #
Mar. 22 – Paris, FR – La Cigale #
Mar. 25 – London, UK – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire #
Mar. 26 – London, UK – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire #
Apr. 08 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
Apr. 09 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Apr. 10 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House**
Apr. 12 – Indio, CA – Coachella
Apr. 15 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues**
Apr. 16 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore**
Apr. 17 – Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library at Big Sur**
Apr. 19 – Indio, CA – Coachella
Apr. 21 – Marfa, TX – Crowley Theatre at Ballroom Marfa**
Apr. 23 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric**
Apr. 24 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s**
Apr. 26 – Baltimore, MD – The Lyric Opera House*
Jun. 07 – New York, NY – Governors Ball at Randall’s Island
Jun. 13 – Charlotte, NC – The Neighborhood Theatre
Jun. 14 – 16 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
Jul. 16 – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli Oudegracht
Jul. 20 – Dublin, IE – The Iveagh Gardens
Jul. 31 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
Aug. 08 – Gothenburg, SE – Way Out West
Aug. 09 – Oslo, NO – Oya Festival
Aug. 11 – Helsinki, FI – Flow Festival
Sep. 06 – Mexico City, MX – TBA

w/ Lower Dens & Yo La Tengo
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w/ Holy S**t

  1. w/ Marques Toliver

Posted by Alissa Gallivan

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

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

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

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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

WED, MAR 21, 2012 at 5:49 AM

Pre-orders for the new Beach House Album *Bloom* Available Now

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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.

Pre-order Bloom: iTunes / Amazon / Insound / Sub Pop


Posted by Alissa Gallivan