RIYL: Broadcast, Lower Dens, Memoryhouse

Label: Sub Pop

While we were all celebrating our favorite Baltimore dream pop duo’s 10th anniversary of Devotion, Beach House was putting the finishing touches on their seventh studio full-length, creatively-titled 7 for you hip minimalists out there.  Their fifth endeavor on Sub Pop Records, the two available tracks off 7 reveal that they ain’t fixin what ain’t broke.

Often criticized for not evolving their sound enough, the secret to Beach House’s longevity is their subtle changes.  While Victoria Legrand’s vocal style remains a floating aural apparition and their atmospheric vibe continues down dreamgaze lane, the organ, synth and guitar tones consistently transform throughout each new album.  Dive‘s organ drone could be easily mistaken for a lost Spacemen 3 b-side, and as the rhythm picks up into the second half, Legrand’s vocals melt into the layers like the dreamier, less fuzzy tunes from My Bloody Valentine.

This is the most excited I’ve been about a Beach House record since Bloom.  Can’t wait to hear more!  Sub Pop has an ample supply of ‘Loser Edition’ opaque yellow vinyl variants after the ‘buy’ link.  I’d imagine at least 6-8k copies will be printed, so there’s no need to overdraft your bank account.  There is a white vinyl variant limited to just 500 copies that you can get from the UK’s Bella Union HERE or from Australia’s Mistletone Records HERE, but that one is a whopping $50.  Choose wisely.


The Details

All customers who pre-order the LP version of ’7’ will receive the album on Loser Edition Opaque Yellow vinyl, while supplies last (available until you read right here that it’s no longer in stock).
Customers will be given access to stream the full album TWO (2) WEEKS before release date from your SubPop.com account, with your pre-order of the album on any format.

Price $18

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