Alright – I know you know we don’t usually feature something that’s already being featured everywhere, but this is a special case. Why? Because this one’s interactive! Huh? Yeah – stay with me here. The new Beach House album, Depression Cherry, drops today, aaaaaaand we’ve been given a super limited edition version of the record on white wax to give away FOR FREE, courtesy of Sub Pop. Want to win? All you have to do is be THE FIRST person to show up at the shop and sing a 10-15 second “jingle” about Beach House. Oh, and we are gonna capture it on video AND put it on the internet. So, how much do you love Beach House? Are you willing to potentially have tens of thousands of people hear your original Beach House jingle? Read more about the album below to become further enticed to make your singing debut, and don’t forget to check out this week’s in-stock list below that. Get it? Got it? Good. -MLE
*UPDATE* WE HAVE A WINNER. CHECK OUT HIS JINGLE HERE!
Beach House – Depression Cherry LP, CD (both with fuzzy, red covers):
“Beach House is Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally. We have been a band for over a decade living and working in Baltimore, MD. Depression Cherry is our 5th full-length record and was recorded at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana from November ’14 through January ’15. This time period crossed the anniversaries of both John Lennon’s and Roy Orbison’s death.
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.
Here are a few quotes that we feel relate to the feeling and themes of this record:
— ‘I’ll never be able to be here again. As the minutes slide by, I move on. The flow of time is something I cannot stop. I haven’t a choice. I go. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I’ll never see again. People who are gone before you know it, people who are just passing through. Even as we exchange hellos, they seem to grow transparent. I must keep living with the flowing river before my eyes.’ – from Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
— ‘We inhabit a world in which the future promises endless possibilities and the past lies irretrievably behind us. The arrow of time… is the medium of creativity in terms of which life can be understood.’ – from The Arrow of Time by Peter Coveney and Roger Highfield
— ‘Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.’ – from Parerga and Paralipomena by Arthur Schopenhauer
— ‘Hark, now hear the sailors cry, feel the air and see the sky, let your soul and spirit fly, into the mystic……
—’….when the fog horn blows, i want to hear it, i don’t have to fear it’ – from ‘Into the Mystic’ by Van Morrison” -Sup Pop/Beach House
Other cherries; happy, sad, etc. – new releases, reissues and restocks…