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Beach House gaze onward and forever on ‘Dark Spring’

 

This is how the new Beach House album begins — literally. A while back the Baltimore dream-pop duo announced new LP 7, due out May 11 via Sub Pop. Today, we hear the record’s opening track in “Dark Spring,” a slightly frantic wave of sounds and moods that suggests 7 is onto something special. “Throughout the process of recording 7, our goal was rebirth and rejuvenation,” Beach House stated earlier this year. “We wanted to rethink old methods and shed some self-imposed limitations. In the past, we often limited our writing to parts that we could perform live. On 7, we decided to follow whatever came naturally. As a result, there are some songs with no guitar, and some without keyboard. There are songs with layers and production that we could never recreate live, and that is exciting to us. Basically, we let our creative moods, instead of instrumentation, dictate the album’s feel.” Allow it to engulf you below, and note the upcoming Beach House tour dates; most notable, an August 24 appearance at Boston’s House of Blues.

Beach House Live Dates 2018:
April 30: Chattanooga, TN — The Signal
May 1: New Orleans, LA — Civic Theatre
May 2: Little Rock, AR — Metroplex Live
May 4: Oxford, MS — The Lyric
May 5: Tulsa, OK — Cain’s Ballroom
May 7: Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine Theatre
May 8: El Paso, TX — Tricky Falls
May 11: Mexico City, MX — Auditorio Blackberry
May 13: Mayer, AZ — Form Arcosanti
July 2: Barcelona, ES — Primavera Sound
July 26: Philadelphia, PA — Tower Theatre
July 27: Raleigh, NC — The Ritz
July 28: Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Theatre
July 30: Dallas, TX — Bomb Factory
July 31: Austin, TX — ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
August 2: Tucson, AZ — Rialto Theatre
August 3: Los Angeles, CA — The Fairbanks Lawn at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
August 5: San Diego, CA — The Observatory at North Park
August 7: Oakland, CA — Fox Theatre
August 10: Portland, OR — Keller Auditorium
August 12: Vancouver, BC — Orpheum Theatre
August 14: Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
August 15: Denver, CO — Ogden Theatre
August 17: St. Paul, MN — The Palace Theatre
August 18: Chicago, IL — Chicago Theatre
August 19: Detroit, MI — Royal Oak Music Theatre
August 20: Toronto, ON — Sony Centre
August 22: New York, NY — United Palace Theatre
August 23: Brooklyn, NY — Kings Theatre
August 24: Boston, MA – House Of Blues
August 25: Washington, D.C. — The Anthem
September 25: Lisbon, Portugal — Coliseu Dos Recreios
September 26: Porto, Portugal — Teatro Sa Da Bandeira
September 30: Lyon, France — Epicerie Moderne
October 1: Köln, DE — Gloria
October 2: Berlin, DE — Huxleys
October 4: Lund, SE — Mejeriet
October 5: Gothenburg, SE — Trädgar’n
October 7: Oslo, NO — Rockefeller Music Hall
October 8: Stockholm, SE — Münchenbryggeriet
October 9: Copenhagen, DK — Forum Black Box
October 11: Hamburg, DE — Kampnagel
October 12: Utrecht, NL — TivoliVredenburg
October 13: Brussels, BE — AB
October 15: Paris, FR — Olympia
October 18: London, U.K. — Troxy
October 19: Manchester, U.K. — Albert Hall
October 20: Dublin, IE — Vicar Street