Beach House Return With New Album, Depression Cherry

“Depression Cherry is a color, a place, a feeling, an energy...”
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“Depression Cherry is a color, a place, a feeling, an energy...”
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Beach House are back with the follow-up to their wonderful 2012 LP, Bloom. It’s called Depression Cherry and its CD and LP single sleeve will be made of actual red velvet—fancy! Fun fact: the three years that separate Bloom and Depression Cherry is the longest gestation period between any Beach House album. This is a band whose music becomes more graceful with every passing album. We can only guess at what beauty awaits us. 

Depression Cherry, their fifth album already, is out August 28 on Sub Pop in America. Belle Union is releasing it in Europe. Mistletone is handling those duties in Australia and New Zealand. Interestingly, Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally recorded Depression Cherry in Bogalusa, Louisiana—a small town of twelve-thousand whose economy revolves around lumber and paper mills. A Lynchian setting if we ever heard one.  

In a press release, Legrand and Scally said of the album:

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.

They also contextualized the evocative album title: “For us, Depression Cherry is a color, a place, a feeling, an energy… that describes the place you arrive as you move through the endlessly varied trips of existence…”

Pre-orders for Depression Cherry are ongoing. Check out the album’s tracklist, and the band’s expansive world tour itinerary below:

Depression Cherry:

01 Levitation
02 Sparks
03 Space Song
04 Beyond Love
05 10:37
06 PPP
07 Wildflower
08 Bluebird
09 Days of Candy

Beach House Tour Dates:

08-18 Portland, ME - State Theatre

08-19 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street Nightclub

08-20 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground

08-21 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom

08-22 Millvale, PA - Mr. Small’s

08-24 Albany, NY - Upstate Concert Hall

08-25 Providence, RI - Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

08-26 New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall

09-17 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall

09-18 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s

09-19 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Theatre

09-21 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre

09-22 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue

09-25 Omaha, NE - Slowdown

09-26 Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall

09-27 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant

09-28 Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall

09-29 Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom

10-01 Houston, TX - House of Blues

10-02 New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre

10-03 Birmingham, AL - Saturn

10-04 Nashville, TN - The Ryman Auditorium

10-06 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre

10-07 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel

10-08 Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom

10-24 Belfast, Northern Ireland - Mandela Hall

10-25 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street

10-26 Glasgow, Scotland - ABC

10-27 Manchester, England - The Ritz

10-29 Paris, France - Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

10-30 London, England - Shepherds Bush Empire

11-02 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso

11-03 Brussels, Belgium - Autumn Falls @ AB

11-04 Koln, Germany - Gloria

11-05 Luxemborg, Luxemborg - Den Atelier

11-07 Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland Airwaves

11-10 Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene

11-11 Gothenburg, Sweden - Tradgarn

11-12 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Medis

11-13 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega

11-14 Hamburg, Germany - Kampnagel K1

11-16 Berlin, Germany - Huxley’s

11-17 Munich, Germany - Freiheiz

11-18 Lausanne, Germany - Les Docks

11-20 Barcelona, Spain - Apolo

11-22 Madrid, Spain - La Riviera

11-23 Lisbon, Portugal - Armazén

11-24 Porto, Portugal - Teatro sa da Bandeira

12-09 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre

12-10 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre

12-17 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

12-18 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

Revisit Bloom’s “Myth” below: