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Beach House - 7 CD

Beach House - 7 CD


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Product Description

7 is our 7th full-length record. At its release, we will have been a band
for over 13 years. We have now written and released a total of 77
songs together.
Throughout the process of recording 7, our goal was rebirth and
rejuvenation. 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.
For 7, we built a "home" studio, and began all of the songs there.
Whenever we had a group of 3-4 songs that we were excited about, we
would go to a “proper” recording studio and finish recording them
there, in the process shortening the amount of time between the
original idea and the finished song (of the album’s 11 songs, 8 were
finished at Carriage House in Stamford, CT and 2 at Palmetto Studio
in Los Angeles). 7 didn’t have a producer in the traditional sense.
James Barone, who became our live drummer in 2016, played on the
entire record. We also worked with Sonic Boom (Peter Kember), who
became a great force on this record by shedding conventions and
helping to keep the songs alive, fresh and protected from the destructive
forces of recording-studio over-production/over-perfection.
The societal insanity of 2016-17 was also deeply influential, as it
must be for most artists these days. Looking back, there is quite a bit
of chaos in these songs, and a pervasive dark field that we had little
control over. The discussions surrounding women’s issues were a
constant source of inspiration and questioning. The energy, lyrics and
moods of much of this record grew from ruminations on the roles,
pressures and conditions that our society places on women, past and
present. The twisted double edge of glamour, with its perils and
perfect moments, was an endless source. In a more general sense, we
are interested by the human mind's (and nature’s) tendency to create
forces equal and opposite to those present. Thematically, this record
often deals with the beauty that arises in dealing with darkness; the
empathy and love that grows from collective trauma; the place one
reaches when they accept rather than deny.
While the title is simply a number that represents our seventh record,
the number 7 does represent some interesting connections in
numerology. 1 and 7 have always shared a common look, so 7 feels
like the perfect step in the sequence to act as a restart or “semi-first.”
Most early religions also had a fascination with 7 as being the highest
level of spirituality, as in "Seventh Heaven.” At our best creative
moments, we felt we were channeling some kind of heavy truth, and
we sincerely hope the listeners will feel that.
Much Love,
Beach House

Label: Sub Pop ‎– SP1240
Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: 11 May 2018
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Indie Rock


1 Dark Spring 3:24
2 Pay No Mind 3:24
3 Lemon Glow 4:04
4 L'Inconnue 4:24
5 Drunk In LA 3:59
6 Dive 4:25
7 Black Car 4:11
8 Lose Your Smile 4:09
9 Woo 4:14
10 Girl Of The Year 3:51
11 Last Ride 6:59