BEACH HOUSE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM '7'
Baltimore Duo's Appropriately-Named 7th LP Out On May 11
- Genre : Indie
- Type: News
- Author : ARTISTdirect
- Date : Wed, 07 Mar 2018
Beach House will release 7, the group’s 7th full-length record, on CD/LP/CS/DL on May 11th, 2018. The new album will be available worldwide on Sub Pop, except in Europe and Australia/New Zealand, where it will be released by Bella Union and Mistletone.
7 features standouts including the Valentine’s Day ‘18 single “Lemon Glow”, along with “Black Car,” “Drunk In LA,” “Dark Spring,” and today, their latest offering, the transcendent “Dive”. All of the songs on 7 began in Beach House’s home studio in Baltimore, and were finished at Carriage House in Stamford, CT and Palmetto Studio in Los Angeles. The album was mixed by Alan Moulder.
Beach House (Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand) released B-sides and Rarities in 2017, which served as a proverbial “cleaning out the closet” to pave way for a new creative process. Their approach in the creation of 7 was rebirth and rejuvenation. Scally and Legrand used to limit themselves to what they thought they could perform live, but this time that limitation was ignored. Also, instead of one long studio session, Beach House recorded when inspired by batches of songs, which resulted in five mini-sessions over the course of eleven months.
Unlike the last four albums, 7 didn’t have a producer in the traditional sense. Spacemen 3’s Sonic Boom (Peter Kember) became a significant force on this record by shedding conventions and helping to keep the songs alive, fresh, and protected from the destructive elements of recording studio overproduction and over-perfection. The band’s trusted live drummer from 2016 to the present, James Barone, played on the entire record, helping to keep rhythm at the center of a lot of these songs.
7 is available for pre-order now from Sub Pop, Bella Union (Europe) and Mistletone (Australia / New Zealand). Pre-orders of the LP through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America will receive the limited Loser Edition on opaque yellow vinyl.
Beach House has also scheduled a massive, worldwide tour in support of 7 beginning April 30th in Chattanooga, TN at the Signal and ending October 20th in Dublin, IE at Vicar Street. This includes an album release show in Mexico City.
Early pre-sales for these shows begin March 8th at 10am (local time), with tickets on sale for the general public March 9th at 10am (local time).
Apr. 30 - Chattanooga, TN - The Signal
May 01 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre
May 02 - Little Rock, AR - Metroplex Live
May 04 - Oxford, MS - The Lyric
May 05 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom
May 07 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
May 08 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
May 11 - Mexico City, MX - Auditorio Blackberry (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW)
May 13 - Mayer, AZ - Form Arcosanti
Jun. 02 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound
Jul. 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre
Jul. 27 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
Jul. 28 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre
Jul. 30 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
Jul. 31 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
Aug. 02 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
Aug. 03 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fairbanks Lawn at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Aug. 05 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory at North Park
Aug. 07 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
Aug. 10 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium
Aug. 12 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre
Aug. 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
Aug. 15 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Aug. 17 - St. Paul, MN - The Palace Theatre
Aug. 18 - Chicago, Il - Chicago Theatre
Aug. 19 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
Aug. 20 - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre
Aug. 22 - New York, NY - United Palace Theatre
Aug. 23 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
Aug. 24 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Aug. 25 - Washington, DC - The Anthem
Sep. 25 - Lisbon, Portugal - Coliseu dos Recreios