Beach House Announces “Return to Simplicity” with New Album “Depression Cherry”

The Baltimore duo's fifth LP will be released August 28.

Beach House, the melodic dream-pop duo of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scully, has announced the details of their upcoming fifth album Depression Cherry, which will be released this fall on Sub Pop. The album was recorded in Louisiana with Teen Dream and Bloom producer Chris Coady.

The band spoke about the new album thusly:

“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.”

To help embody their return to their softer roots, the CD and LP versions of the album will come packaged in a “sumptuous red velvet sleeve.”

The band also shared the new album’s tracklist, which they annotated with selected lyrics. See the tracks below, along with a list of newly announced US tour dates.

Depression Cherry tracklist (annotated)

beachhouse-depressioncherry-web-cover1. 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”

Beach House tour dates

18 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
19 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street Nightclub
20 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
21 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
22 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s
24 – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
25 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
26 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall

17 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
18 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
19 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
21 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
22 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
25 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
26 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
27 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
28 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
29 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom

1 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
2 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
3 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
4 – Nashville, TN – The Ryman Auditorium
6 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
7 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
8 – Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom

9 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
17 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
18 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

Depression Cherry is out August 28 via Sub-Pop.


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