Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Beach House: Myth

In recent years, I’ve been less taken by lo-fi bands in general, sort of fed up with the “haze” and “daze” and “gaze” of each and every band tied to dreamy reverb. Engaging, though, is “Myth” by Beach House, whose new album, Bloom, will be out this May. I liked this song a lot, so give it a listen. If you trust me, of course.


All info comes courtesy of the essential Sub Pop.


Listen to “Myth” here.

Sub Pop is pleased to share the details for Beach House’s 4th studio album
Bloom, 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 (read more @ Sub Pop).

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 + tour dates below.

Beach House

1. Myth
2. Wild
3. Lazuli
4. Other People
5. The Hours
6. Troublemaker
7. New Year
8. Wishes
9. On the Sea
10. Irene

Tour Dates

May 04 -- Charlottesville, VA -- Jefferson Theatre -- http://tinyurl.com/7uvdnbv
May 05 -- Carrboro, NC -- Cat's Cradle -- http://tinyurl.com/86sh37d
May 06 -- Charleston, SC -- Music Farm -- http://tinyurl.com/7b9l7cf
May 08 -- Miami Beach, FL -- The Fillmore Miami Beach -- http://tinyurl.com/73qvgvx
May 09 -- Orlando, FL -- Beacham Theater -- http://tinyurl.com/orlandobeachouse
May 10 -- Jacksonville, FL -- Freebird Live -- http://tinyurl.com/75zjzlq
May 11 -- Birmingham, AL -- The Bottletree -- http://tinyurl.com/7photft
May 12 -- Athens, GA -- The Georgia Theatre -- http://tinyurl.com/7ybbx3h
May 13 -- Asheville, NC -- The Orange Peel -- http://tinyurl.com/7copk4m
May 23 -- Brighton, UK -- The Haunt -- http://tinyurl.com/7xhkn69
May 24 -- London, UK -- Village Underground -- http://tinyurl.com/798e6hl
May 25 -- Belgium, BE -- De Kreun -- http://dekreun.be/tickets/how-where/
May 26 -- Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg -- http://tinyurl.com/86f2fgk
May 27 -- Berlin, DE – Volksbuhne -- http://tinyurl.com/732q39w
May 29 -- Paris, FR – Maronguinerie -- http://tinyurl.com/842r6le
May 31 – Düdingen, CH -- Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival
Jun. 02 -- Barcelona, ES -- Primavera Festival (evening) -- http://tinyurl.com/7zdanpz
Jun. 03 -- Montpellier, FR -- Le Rockstore -- http://tinyurl.com/6u8n4ml
Jun. 04 -- Bordeaux, FR -- Theatre Barbey -- http://tinyurl.com/6nfzfmf
Jun. 05 -- Nantes, FR – Stereolux -- http://tinyurl.com/7t9lxxg
Jun. 06 -- Lyon, FR -- Epicrerie Moderne -- http://tinyurl.com/6r9x47t
Jun. 07 -- Blarritz, FR -- L'Atabal
Jun. 08/09 – Porto, PT -- Primavera Festival (evening)
Jul. 23 – New York, NY – Central Park SummerStage

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