Beach House - 7 (2018)

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Feel like this album deserves its own thread. So far the 3 singles point to a more shoegaze direction which is basically what I wished for when I heard “sparks” on DC. More live drums, distorted synth waves interlaced with guitar - anticipating this hard

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Friday, 13 April 2018 16:13 (six months ago) Permalink

shoegave, now this has my attention!

Bee OK, Saturday, 14 April 2018 00:50 (six months ago) Permalink

i haven't listened to anything new yet.

Bee OK, Saturday, 14 April 2018 00:57 (six months ago) Permalink

Dark spring doesn’t do much for me - probably one of their most by the numbers singles

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 19:46 (six months ago) Permalink

streaming on sub pop for those who preordered !!!

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Friday, 27 April 2018 14:04 (five months ago) Permalink

unsurprisingly, it's exquisite!

the production is very 'dry' in an otherworldly and haunting way. sometimes grim, sometimes beautiful.

it's like they took the vibe of 'Thank Your Lucky Stars,' but moved it into outer space and replaced the chamber-y organs with sinister synths.

KevRus, Friday, 27 April 2018 15:53 (five months ago) Permalink

Black Car is their best song since Irene imo. Saimiliar atmosphere too.

nostormo, Saturday, 28 April 2018 17:09 (five months ago) Permalink

Last Ride. Amazing.
Prediction: this record will be considered a Dream Pop/Shoegaze classic on the future

nostormo, Sunday, 29 April 2018 20:19 (five months ago) Permalink

Yeah more Sparks is exactly what I wanted too.

Lemon Glow is already one of my favorite Beach House tracks.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 29 April 2018 20:52 (five months ago) Permalink

streaming on sub pop for those who preordered !!!
so it’s leaked...hope to listen later

calstars, Sunday, 29 April 2018 21:03 (five months ago) Permalink

Last single sounded a lot like broadcast

Dyslexicon (Ross), Monday, 7 May 2018 15:33 (five months ago) Permalink

I've been playing this for the past week or so now and I think it's already up there as one of my favourites of theirs. The transition from 'Dark Spring' into 'Pay No Mind' is so great. Aside from those two, 'Drunk In LA' and 'Lose Your Smile' are really hitting me hard so far.

whitehallunity, Monday, 7 May 2018 16:40 (five months ago) Permalink

"girl of the year" rules, cure disintegration style

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 7 May 2018 16:53 (five months ago) Permalink

Great record imo. Up there with Teen Dream as their best. It's their MPV in a way.

nostormo, Monday, 7 May 2018 17:45 (five months ago) Permalink

Based on the singles this sounds like a bummer record.

Black car has those “ha ha ha ha” vocals also found in O superman, mac’s book of love, goldfrapps hunt etc

perpetual motion machine (Ross), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 09:35 (five months ago) Permalink

this comes out tomorrow too, can't wait!

Bee OK, Friday, 11 May 2018 01:31 (five months ago) Permalink

Copy that...moody Friday night awaits

calstars, Friday, 11 May 2018 02:46 (five months ago) Permalink

ahhh shit I dint know this was close! hooray!

Hunt3r, Friday, 11 May 2018 03:19 (five months ago) Permalink

Awesome cover art on this. Kicking it off right now.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 11 May 2018 04:17 (five months ago) Permalink

ah, staying up til midnight (eastern) to listen to it when it hits spotify, the old release day tradition. i'm gonna give it a good listen before i hit the hay, and i can't wait.

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Friday, 11 May 2018 04:21 (five months ago) Permalink

Woah, surprised how different this sounds. Strong cosmic vibes. Cool buzzy synths. I like it.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 11 May 2018 04:22 (five months ago) Permalink

Is this their Tender Buttons?

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 11 May 2018 04:25 (five months ago) Permalink

Black Car's got some nice synth arpeggios going on

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 11 May 2018 04:42 (five months ago) Permalink

dang, loving "Drunk in LA" - reminds me of Pink Floyd

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Friday, 11 May 2018 05:18 (five months ago) Permalink

it's just kind of weird for there to be an epic guitar solo in a beach house song and for it to totally make sense

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Friday, 11 May 2018 05:20 (five months ago) Permalink

God-DAMN this is sounding good. "Drunk in LA" is my new favorite Beach House song.

Davey D, Friday, 11 May 2018 05:32 (five months ago) Permalink

the little found audio snippets used in "Woo" are really interesting. it would be easy for them to be distracting but somehow they fit right in

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Friday, 11 May 2018 05:37 (five months ago) Permalink

the production is hard to nail down in that it does sometimes remind me a bit of broadcast, but it more often resembles JAMC / stadium rock

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Friday, 11 May 2018 05:44 (five months ago) Permalink

Loved this album from first listen and it's a grower. Now i think it will be a classic.
The melodies are superb too.

nostormo, Friday, 11 May 2018 06:10 (five months ago) Permalink

‘Woo’ is exactly what I’ve always wanted a more shoegaze-driven Beach House track to sound like.

KevRus, Friday, 11 May 2018 15:20 (five months ago) Permalink

sounding great on contact, lots of rap sample fodder on this

Simon H., Friday, 11 May 2018 15:29 (five months ago) Permalink

Love the enthusiasm here, because I missed the last couple of Beach House albums, and by missed I mean didn't listen to, but I really want to hear this one now.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 11 May 2018 15:35 (five months ago) Permalink

three tracks in this sounds like pure-grade hipster syrup

imago, Friday, 11 May 2018 15:52 (five months ago) Permalink

sorry we're not allowed to use hipster as a pejorative

three tracks in this sounds like music that gets played at urban outfitters

imago, Friday, 11 May 2018 15:52 (five months ago) Permalink

i like it
the run of tracks 4-7 bring me the most joy

nxd, Friday, 11 May 2018 15:54 (five months ago) Permalink

I know it's only hipster shit but i like it. 1st at 2018 RYM list already what can you expect.

P.s not ALL music played at urban outfitters is bad:)

nostormo, Friday, 11 May 2018 15:56 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah well, at least it's knocked Car Seat Headrest off top spot

imago, Friday, 11 May 2018 15:57 (five months ago) Permalink

Well THAT is some generic hipster shit right there

nostormo, Friday, 11 May 2018 15:59 (five months ago) Permalink

sounding great on contact, lots of rap sample fodder on this

― Simon H., Friday, May 11, 2018 10:29 AM (thirty-one minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah, i'm shocked that some Soundcloud dude hasn't already jacked Lemon Glow for a banger. it's readymade, just add ad-libs.

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Friday, 11 May 2018 16:03 (five months ago) Permalink

Beach House and Arctic Monkeys understandably get most of the attention today, and they're okay. I'd feeling these more:

Death And The Maiden - Wisteria: Second album of dream pop/post-punk from New Zealand group.
https://occultation.bandcamp.com/album/wisteria
https://fishriderrecords.bandcamp.com/album/wisteria

The Third Sound - All Tomorrow's Shadows: Third album from Italian psych noir band based in Germany.
https://fuzzclub.bandcamp.com/album/all-tomorrows-shadows

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 11 May 2018 16:09 (five months ago) Permalink

a flash in the pan
― Stephen Bush (Stephen B.), Saturday, November 18, 2006 2:42 PM (eleven years ago)

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Friday, 11 May 2018 16:11 (five months ago) Permalink

Damn tonight this is out! Sign me up for the listening party

Ross, Friday, 11 May 2018 16:52 (five months ago) Permalink

three tracks in this sounds like pure-grade hipster syrup

Pay No Mind rubbed me the wrong way—one of the chord progressions made me grind my teeth—but the rest of the album is lovely.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 11 May 2018 16:58 (five months ago) Permalink

Oh wait, wrong song. It was actually Dark Spring. Remove the first track of the album, and the rest of it's a delight.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 11 May 2018 16:59 (five months ago) Permalink

have never been really into them but this sounds quite nice if not groundbreaking or anything

glad they went more in the direction of Sparks from Depression Cherry

ufo, Friday, 11 May 2018 17:01 (five months ago) Permalink

Yeah dark spring does nothing for me

Ross, Friday, 11 May 2018 17:17 (five months ago) Permalink

It’s not their best opener, but I do love the abrupt transition into Pay No Mind.

Dark Spring gives me Ladytron - Velocifero vibes.

KevRus, Friday, 11 May 2018 18:07 (five months ago) Permalink

L’iconnue sounds like Claire hamill

Ross, Friday, 11 May 2018 19:03 (five months ago) Permalink

Might end up being my favourite beach. Weird amorphous shit

Ross, Friday, 11 May 2018 19:10 (five months ago) Permalink

so many hidden gems to find in this album

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Friday, 11 May 2018 19:43 (five months ago) Permalink

dc is their second best album

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Monday, 28 May 2018 21:50 (four months ago) Permalink

beyond love is SO good man.

requested that on their setlist request website and they played it - that song kills me

California scheming (Ross), Monday, 28 May 2018 22:47 (four months ago) Permalink

i like how 7 seems to be an antidote to depression cherry - "depressed and impressed" - there's a more valedictory approach to depression on 7, it's not that the sadness has went away it's just that it's managed

California scheming (Ross), Monday, 28 May 2018 22:48 (four months ago) Permalink

yeah ‘Beyond Love’ will forever be my fav! I think it’s DC’s thesis statement.

sad that it isn’t regularly played in their sets, yet 10 Mile Stereo STILL is...wouldn’t mind some other Teen Dream tracks instead!

KevRus, Tuesday, 29 May 2018 00:03 (four months ago) Permalink

Feel like beyond love captures depression perfectly. What a song

California scheming (Ross), Tuesday, 29 May 2018 00:27 (four months ago) Permalink

Kinda feel dc and stars were just dry runs for this new record. They sound like demo albums in comparison to 7

DC was more glum and introspective, to me it felt like a calculated retreat from the more full on "Bloom". But TYLS definitely comes off like a dry run for "7", like they wanted to go back to making pop songs again but weren't sure how it should eventually sound.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 29 May 2018 11:04 (four months ago) Permalink

absolutely !

California scheming (Ross), Tuesday, 29 May 2018 12:09 (four months ago) Permalink

I’m remixing one track from this :)

California scheming (Ross), Tuesday, 29 May 2018 17:50 (four months ago) Permalink

For the band?

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 29 May 2018 18:02 (four months ago) Permalink

For myself lol. I wish man

Ross, Tuesday, 29 May 2018 18:06 (four months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

black car...

ciderpress, Wednesday, 27 June 2018 04:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Good track. Was just jamming out to some Depression Cherry over here, got a vinyl copy for father's day. Hope I can score a copy of 7 soon.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 04:19 (three months ago) Permalink

7 is so good

stoker (Ross), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 19:50 (three months ago) Permalink

damn man

stoker (Ross), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 20:50 (three months ago) Permalink

this album is so good. i really hope to get into their sold out show in early August at the Hollywood Cemetery.

Bee OK, Thursday, 28 June 2018 01:24 (three months ago) Permalink

Ross, are you my main man?

Bee OK, Thursday, 28 June 2018 03:39 (three months ago) Permalink

Just listened to this yet again.

Am seriously pondering buying $70 scalped tickets for their upcoming show in Austin.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 28 June 2018 03:41 (three months ago) Permalink

Old news no doubt, but I was so pleased to learn from that AMA that Kendrick Lamar's "Money Trees" is built on a sample from "Silver Soul":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PzHtvaImL0

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Thursday, 28 June 2018 04:22 (three months ago) Permalink

yes bee, you are

stoker (Ross), Thursday, 28 June 2018 21:48 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW7IdPcXw1Y

early version of L'Inconnue

ufo, Sunday, 1 July 2018 18:16 (three months ago) Permalink

gorgeous. sounds like procul harum

Garden variety uncouth (Ross), Sunday, 1 July 2018 21:45 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

anyone in Los Angeles going to the gig tonight or tomorrow night?

i'm so trying to get into this show but can't get tickets. frustrated1

Bee OK, Saturday, 4 August 2018 01:53 (two months ago) Permalink

they are going on stage in about an hour and i'm not there! truth be told, Saturday Night would be so much better.

Bee OK, Saturday, 4 August 2018 01:55 (two months ago) Permalink

did you see them live before? how are they?

niels, Saturday, 4 August 2018 08:37 (two months ago) Permalink

i have not seen them live.

Bee OK, Saturday, 4 August 2018 19:53 (two months ago) Permalink

for those in and around Los Angeles, they just released some tickets for tonight's show on-line.

Bee OK, Saturday, 4 August 2018 19:54 (two months ago) Permalink

niels - they are amazing live!

saw them on DC-TYLS tour. Highlights were anything from Bloom, beyond love and elegy to the void wherein victoria and the dude ripped the solos together! i think victoria was doing the feedback. they also played a special show for 100 a pop or so at an art gallery and played the majority of the last two records primarily to an audience in close proximity. I would see them every time they tour

Ross, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 16:20 (two months ago) Permalink

good stuff, may catch them in october

niels, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 07:07 (two months ago) Permalink

I saw them on the Bloom tour, great show, the band sounded ace and the set design was very cool as well. Unfortunately they had to cut the set short because of an approaching thunderstorm, so I didn't get to hear the finale of "10 Mile Stereo">"Irene".

ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 10:45 (two months ago) Permalink

i see them every time they play dublin and am seeing them again in october. absolutely wonderful live band.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Thursday, 9 August 2018 07:43 (two months ago) Permalink

caught their first of two shows in Oakland.

wow. it’s so incredible how an ‘indie-darling’ bedroom pop duo has managed to catapult itself into a shoegaze rock stratosphere.

they are such a LOUD and tight live act!

KevRus, Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:34 (two months ago) Permalink

Saw them a few years back at the Fillmore and it was a massive, impeccable, and gorgeous set. Think it lasted more than 2 hours and it was simply amazing. I bet they're even better now and wish I could have found tickets

octobeard, Thursday, 9 August 2018 20:30 (two months ago) Permalink

How are people feeling about 7 now that it’s been out for a bit?

Karl Malone, Thursday, 9 August 2018 20:35 (two months ago) Permalink

Been actively avoiding listening to it lately cause don't wanna play it out

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 9 August 2018 20:49 (two months ago) Permalink

It sold out the first time around so it has finally arrived at my home on vinyl. Will be playing it tonight for the first time in weeks.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 9 August 2018 20:57 (two months ago) Permalink

Karl - 7 is their best record !!!

Ross, Friday, 10 August 2018 02:39 (two months ago) Permalink

honestly 7 perfectly honed in on the best parts of DC and TYLS and brought them wide-screen - their best since Bloom

dj screwed (Ross), Friday, 10 August 2018 18:15 (two months ago) Permalink

Update: this sounds amazing on vinyl.

Even songs like “lose your smile” which didn’t really catch my attention the first time around has won me. Woo and Drunk in LA sound warmer?

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 11 August 2018 00:59 (two months ago) Permalink

I think they’re a singles band

calstars, Saturday, 11 August 2018 01:46 (two months ago) Permalink

i feel empty inside because i assumed it would be a grower for me but it doesn't seem to be growing. however, i initially felt the same about depresso cherry and thank your lucky starz, and then after revisiting them long after release i eventually grew to love them. so maybe i'll just wait a year or two.

Karl Malone, Saturday, 11 August 2018 01:51 (two months ago) Permalink

It's the same ebb and flow for me and Beach House were I will intensely love an album for a short period of time, not care about it for several months, see years, and go back it and love it even more.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 11 August 2018 01:57 (two months ago) Permalink

Sparks was so good when it came out ; DC didn’t get any better than that

calstars, Saturday, 11 August 2018 01:58 (two months ago) Permalink

levitation is probably the best dream pop song of all time so it does get a bit better

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Saturday, 11 August 2018 03:02 (two months ago) Permalink

They’re neither a singles or an album band. They work in small doses.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 11 August 2018 07:38 (two months ago) Permalink

lol what!

Dunno I love all their records and listened to 7 religiously. Sure sometimes a break is needed but this is an albums babs

Ross, Saturday, 11 August 2018 08:00 (two months ago) Permalink

Band

Ross, Saturday, 11 August 2018 08:00 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

hey this is pretty good

MBV but with keyboards instead of guitars, kinda

Οὖτις, Monday, 27 August 2018 21:09 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wxx9Oahy-80

even the 7 B-side is great

ufo, Monday, 15 October 2018 13:59 (five days ago) Permalink

seeing them tomorrow for i would guess the 8th or 9th time

in twelve parts (lamonti), Friday, 19 October 2018 05:51 (yesterday) Permalink


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