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BEACH HOUSE are pleased to share details of their fourth album, Bloom. Like their previous releases it further develops their distinctive sound yet stands apart as a new piece of work.

The landscape of Bloom was largely designed on the road, between the countless sound checks and myriad experiences of two years of touring. These ideas were later gathered and developed in Baltimore, where the band lives and works. Bloom was recorded in late 2011 at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, TX and mixed at Electric Lady in NYC. The band co-produced the record with Chris Coady.

The many layers of Bloom are meticulously constructed to ensure that each chord and melody performs its role to form a whole. Victoria Legrand states, “Bloom is a journey. For me, it is about the irreplaceable power of imagination as it relates to the intense experience of living. A bloom is only temporary... a fleeting vision of life in all of its intensity and colour, beautiful even if only for a moment.” Beach House are streaming the album's opening track "Myth" on their website. Check the link below to listen: http://beachhousebaltimore.com/

"Bloom" is released 14th May on Bella Union records in the UK/Europe, Sub Pop in the US and Mistletone in Australia. Following an extensive US tour throughout May Beach House will begin their European tour with two UK shows at the end of the month and finish with a performance at Primavera on 10th June.

"Bloom" tracklisting:

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

Beach House’s previous album, “Teen Dream”, was released to huge critical acclaim in early 2010 and featured highly in many Best-Of-Year lists, including number 3 in NME’s Best albums of the Year.

“An absolutely magical record” NME – 9/10

“A gauzily intricate construction… this record makes an indelible mark” Q - 4 Stars ****

“with songs such as the ‘Norway’ and the soaring ‘Walk In The Park’, Beach House are more than ready to make the move from cult favourites to serious contenders” Sunday Times - 4 Stars ****

“Beach House have pulled everything into focus and delivered a fantastic album” Music Week – Album Of The Week

“a mass of dreamy melodies and icy refrains… it can leave you breathless” Evening Standard – 4 Stars ****

“a stunning collection of woozy dream-pop and beguilingly brilliant songwriting.” The Times - 4 Stars ****

“Thousands of songs have been written about teen love, but few capture the confusion, longing and beauty like Beach House” The Sun – 4 Stars ****

“There is a seductive intimacy at their heart, along with a yearning and spiritual restlessness that marks them out” Time Out – 4 Stars ****

“the Baltimore duo deliver wistful soundscapes that soar from stripped-back verses into epic choruses” The Fly - 4 Stars ****

“torch songs and soul swathed in woozines” Uncut – 4 Stars ****

“soaring bliss” The Independent – 4 Stars ****

“This is a band with the rarest of touches, familiar in their frailty yet fathomless in their depths” Clash - 8/10

“An album of rare beauty” MOJO

“a rich fudge of melodies… a toasty duvet of an album.” The Telegraph

“a sonic leap forward.” Independent on Sunday
 

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Selected Discography

Bloom
Sub Pop (2012)
Teen Dream
Sub Pop (2010)
Devotion
Carpark (2008)
Beach House
Carpark (2006)