BEACH HOUSE TOUR DATES:
Saturday 30 January: Laneway Singapore @ The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay, Singapore
Monday, 1st February: Laneway Auckland @ Silo Park, Auckland
Wednesday, 3rd February: Sydney Opera House. Tickets on sale here.
Friday, 5th February: Laneway Adelaide @ Harts Mill, Adelaide
Saturday, 6th February: Laneway Brisbane @ Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills
Sunday, 7th February: Laneway Sydney @ Sydney College Of The Arts, Rozelle
Wednesday, 10th February: MELBOURNE headline show @ 170 Russell with special guests to be announced. SOLD OUT!
Thursday, 11th February: Extra MELBOURNE headline show by popular demand @ 170 Russell with special guests to be announced. Presented by Triple R. Tickets on sale now.
Saturday, 13th February: Laneway Melbourne @ Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne
Sunday, 14th February: Laneway Fremantle @ Esplanade Reserve and West End, Fremantle
Mistletone is elated that Beach House are touring Australia, New Zealand and Singapore as part of the humungous Laneway Festival 2016 lineup. Laneway tickets on sale now from here. Beach House will also bring their swoonsome live show to the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday, February 3 and then to Melbourne for two intimate Laneway Festival sideshow at 170 Russell. Beach House’s first Melbourne show on Wednesday, February 10 has now sold out and an extra show has been added by popular demand on Thursday, February 11 – tickets on sale now!
Beach House devotees everywhere were set swooning with the surprise announcement that the band will release a brand new album Thank Your Lucky Stars — their sixth album, and the second album for 2015, following the rapturously received Depression Cherry. Thank Your Lucky Stars is out now on CD, digital and on vinyl on Mistletone Records, via Inertia Music with CD and Loser vinyl editions available from Mistletone mail order – while supplies last!
A note from Beach House:
Thank Your Lucky Stars is our 6th full length record. It was written after Depression Cherry from July 2014 – November 2014 and recorded during the same session as Depression Cherry. The songs came together very quickly and were driven by the lyrics and the narrative. In this way, the record feels very new for us, and a great departure from our last few records. Thematically, this record often feels political. It’s hard to put it into words, but something about the record made us want to release it without the normal “campaign.” We wanted it to simply enter the world and exist.
Thank you very much, Beach House
Thank Your Lucky Stars:
02 She’s So Lovely
03 All Your Yeahs
04 One Thing
05 Common Girl
06 The Traveller
07 Elegy to the Void
08 Rough Song
09 Somewhere Tonight
Beach House will be touring Australia, New Zealand and Singapore for Laneway Festival 2016. Fans can choose three songs they’d like Beach House to play at each Laneway show via the “Setlist Creator”, an interactive feature on their website, BeachHouseBaltimore.com. The band’s setlist changes nightly, with some songs played a few times per tour. While there are no guarantees Beach House will play each of these fan selections at the Laneway shows, the “Setlist Creator” will help influence their set lists along the tour (more info here).
And Beach House’s glorious Depression Cherry is out now on Mistletone via Inertia and comes packaged in a sumptuous red velvet sleeve in both CD and LP formats; with a precious few Loser edition clear vinyl LPs left in Mistletone’s mail order store.
Depression Cherry, the band’s fifth album featuring the highlights ‘Sparks’, ‘Space Song’, ‘PPP’ and ‘Days of Candy’, was produced and recorded by the band and Chris Coady at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana.
- “Beach House’s ascent into unexpected commercial success — 2012’s Bloom debuted in the US Top 10 — has come seemingly at odds with their music. The Baltimore duo of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally makes slow-burning music, building melancholy songs from droning organ chords and dangling slide guitar. Their fifth album, Depression Cherry, stays true to their sound while sounding undeniably bigger” – THE BIG ISSUE AUSTRALIA ★★★★
- “It starts with opener Levitation, all floating organs, arpeggiated synths, and Alex Scally’s guitar pealing skyward. “There’s a place I want to take you,” Victoria Legrand sings; Beach House’s music, as ever, heading somewhere beyond words, or, on its best pop song, Beyond Love“ – SYDNEY MORNING HERALD ★★★★½
- “Songs that have simple, deeply embedded melodies are given room to bend and warp and decay in beautiful anti-Lynchian soundscapes. Not as cinematic and accessible as Bloom, it’s a much stranger, much stronger record” – THE MUSIC ★★★★
- “We can’t figure out what makes Beach House so alluring. But Depression Cherry just makes us love them more” – DOUBLE J FEATURE ALBUM
- “With every album, someone observes—rightly—that the band has never sounded exactly this full and soaring before. From their muted first two records, into their Sub Pop debut Teen Dream and then Bloom, Beach House always seem to be just leaving the ground as we catch them. It’s a trick of the light, and it speaks to the sadness that makes their music linger” – PITCHFORK 8.4 BEST NEW MUSIC
Mistletone is proud to have been Beach House’s Australian label and booking agents since 2006. You can order Beach House’s previous releases from our mail order store.
About Beach House:
Beach House is Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally. We have been a band for over a decade living and working in Baltimore, Maryland. Depression Cherry is our fifth full-length record. This record follows the release of our self-titled album in 2006, Devotion in 2008, Teen Dream in 2010, and Bloom in 2012. Depression Cherry was recorded at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana from November ’14 through January ’15. This time period crossed the anniversaries of both John Lennon’s and Roy Orbison’s death.
In general, this record shows a return to simplicity, with songs structured around a melody and a few instruments, with live drums playing a far lesser role. With the growing success of Teen Dream and Bloom, the larger stages and bigger rooms naturally drove us towards a louder, more aggressive place; a place farther from our natural tendencies. Here, we continue to let ourselves evolve while fully ignoring the commercial context in which we exist.
Here are a few quotes that we feel relate to the feeling and themes of this record:
– “I’ll never be able to be here again. As the minutes slide by, I move on. The flow of time is something I cannot stop. I haven’t a choice. I go. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I’ll never see again. People who are gone before you know it, people who are just passing through. Even as we exchange hellos, they seem to grow transparent. I must keep living with the flowing river before my eyes.” – from ‘Kitchen’ by Banana Yoshimoto
– “We inhabit a world in which the future promises endless possibilities and the past lies irretrievably behind us. The arrow of time… is the medium of creativity in terms of which life can be understood.” – from ‘The Arrow of Time’ by Peter Coveney and Roger Highfield
– “Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things” – from ‘Parerga and Paralipomena’ by Arthur Schopenhauer
– “Hark, now hear the sailors cry, feel the air and see the sky, let your soul and spirit fly, into the mystic…when the fog horn blows, I want to hear it, I don’t have to fear it” – from ‘Into the Mystic’ by Van Morrison
Here is the track listing with selected lyrics.
1. Levitation – “The branches of the trees, they will hang lower now, you will grow too quick, then you will get over it”
2. Sparks – “It’s a gift, taken from the lips, you live again”
3. Space Song – “What makes this fragile world go ‘round, were you ever lost, was she ever found?”
4. Beyond Love – “They take the simple things inside you and put nightmares in your hands”
5. 10:37 – “Here she comes, all parts of everything, stars in the motherhand”
6. PPP – “Did you see it coming, it happened so fast, the timing was perfect, water on glass…”
7. Wildflower – “What’s left you make something of it”
8. Bluebird – “I would not ever try to capture you”
9. Days of Candy – “I know it comes too soon, the universe is riding off with you…… I want to know you there, the universe is riding off with you.”
For us, Depression Cherry is a color, a place, a feeling, an energy… that describes the place you arrive as you move through the endlessly varied trips of existence…