This Just In: Depression Cherry

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


Beach House – Depression Cherry LP, CD (both with fuzzy, red covers):
Listen: “Sparks”
“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…

Alice In Chains – Dirt LP
Arrested Development – 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days… LP
Art Blakey – A Night At Birdland LP
Babes In Toyland – Fontanelle LP
Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique 2LP
Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP
Belle & Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister LP, The Boy With The Arab Strap LP
Bessie Smith – The Rough Guide LP*
Bjork – Medulla 2LP, Vulnicura 2LP
Blind Melon – S/T LP
Black Sabbath – S/T LP
Bob Marley – Lee Perry Masters (Colored) LP, Legend (The Best Of) LP
Caribou – Our Love LP
Cat Power – The Greatest LP
Cocteau Twins – Heaven Or Las Vegas LP
Daft Punk – Discovery 2LP
Darkside – Psychic 2LP
Deftones – White Pony 2LP
Disclosure – Settle 2LP
Donald Byrd – At The Half Note Cafe Vol. 1 LP*
Ellington & Coltrane – S/T LP
Erykah Badu – Mama’s Gun 2LP
Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way LP
Flaming Lips – Yoshimi LP
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours LP, S/T LP
Foals – What Went Down LP, CD
Freddie Hubbard – Breaking Point LP*
Grimes – Visions LP
Halsey – Badlands LP*
Ike & Tina Turner – Don’t Play Me Cheap LP*
Interpol – Antics LP, Turn On The Bright Lights LP
Jeff Buckley – Grace LP
Jimi Hendrix – Axis: Bold As Love LP
John Lee Hooker – Sings Blues LP*
Kanye West – 808’s & Heartbreak 2LP+CD
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid 2LP
King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath The Moon 2LP
Lee Perry & The Upsetters – Return Of The Super Ape LP
Mike Krol – Turkey LP*
Miles Davis – Young Man With A Horn 10”
Misfits – Collection II LP
Motorhead – Bad Magic LP*
N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton 2LP
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Murder Ballads 2LP, No More Shall We Part 2LP
Nina Simone – Little Girl Blue LP, My Baby Just Cares For Me LP
Nirvana – Feels Like The First Time 2LP
Ornette Coleman – Free Jazz LP
Ornette Coleman Quartet – This Is Our Music LP
Otis Redding – Good To Me LP
Outkast – Stankonia 2LP, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik LP
Pantera – Vulgar Display Of Power 2LP
Patrick Watson – Just Another Ordinary Day 2LP
Pavement – Quarantine The Past 2LP
Pink Floyd – The Wall 2LP, Wish You Were Here LP
Pixies – Come On Pilgrim LP
Prodigy – Fat Of The Land 2LP
Purity Ring – Another Eternity LP, Shrines LP
Queens Of The Stone Age – S/T 2LP
Quincy Jones – Big Band Bossa Nova LP
Radiohead – In Rainbows LP, King Of Limbs LP, OK Computer 2LP
Ratking – So It Goes LP
Ryan Adams – Gold 2LP, S/T LP
Sade – Diamond Life LP, Love Deluxe LP, Lovers Rock LP, Promise LP, Soldier Of Love LP, Stronger Than Pride LP
Skrillex & Diplo – Present Jack U LP*
Slowdive – Pygmalion LP
Sonny Clark – Leapin’ And Lopin’ LP
St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Half The City LP
St. Vincent – Actor LP, Marry Me LP , S/T LP, Strange Mercy LP
Taragana Pyjarama – Ariel EP 12”
Sublime – S/T 2LP
Sun Ra – Angels & Demons At Play LP, Jazz In Silhouette LP
Talk Talk – Spirit Of Eden LP
The Cure – Disintegration 2LP
The Jam – All Mod Cons LP*, In The City LP*, Setting Sons LP*, Sound Affects LP*, The Gift LP*, This Is The Modern World LP*
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Freedom: Live At The Atlanta Pop Festival 2LP*
The Knife – Silent Shout 2LP
The Smiths – S/T LP
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness CD*, Echoes Of Silence 2LP
The Zombies – Odyssey & Oracle LP
Tricky – Maxinquaye LP
Various – Amplificador: Novissima Musica Brasileira LP*
Various – Ghostbusters OST LP
Various – Mallrats OST LP
Velvet Underground – Loaded LP
Wilco – A Ghost Is Born 2LP, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 2LP
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) LP
Yo La Tengo – Stuff Like That There LP*, CD*

*Indicates new release or new reissue