Just Announced: Beach House will bring their new album 7 to The Tower Theater in July

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Beach House | photo by Shawn Brackbill | courtesy of the artist

Long-running Baltimore dreampop duo Beach House will release their new album, 7, this May on Sub Pop, Bella Union, and Mistletone records. As the band writes, “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.” Beach House by the numbers, people.

With the announcement and album details — cover art, track list, fun stuff that you can see below — the band shared a new single called “Dive.” It opens on a woozy, languid keyboard drone that blankets Victoria Legrand’s vocals (so classic Beach House, in other words) but launches into an urgent double-time drum machine anthem in the vein of New Order at the halfway mark, an animated side that the band does not often reveal. Listen below.

This joins the previously-released song “Lemon Glow,” a midtempo brooder set to a vaguely trap-style beat — another thing we haven’t heard from the band in the past. As they write:

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.

Listen to “Lemon Glow” below.

The album comes out May 11th, and can be pre-ordered here. Beach House’s extensive 2018 tour itinerary includes a July 26th stop at The Tower Theater in Upper Darby — that’s #XPNFest eve, for the record — and tickets to the show go on sale this Friday, May 9th at 10 a.m. via LiveNation. below, take a look at the cover art to as well as the track list and the band’s full tour itinerary.

Beach House’s 7

7 Track List
01. Dark Spring
02. Pay No Mind
03. Lemon Glow
04. L’Inconnue
05. Drunk in LA
06. Dive
07. Black Car
08. Lose Your Smile
09. Woo
10. Girl of the Year
11. Last Ride​

Tour Dates
04-30 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
05-01 New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
05-02 Little Rock, AR – Metroplex Live
05-04 Oxford, MS – The Lyric
05-05 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
05-07 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
05-08 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
05-11 Mexico City, Mexico – Auditorio Blackberry
05-13 Mayer, AZ – Form Arcosanti
06-02 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound
07-26 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
07-27 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
07-28 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
07-30 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
07-31 Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
08-02 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
08-03 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Forever Cemetery
08-05 San Diego, CA – The Observatory at North Park
08-07 Oakland, CA – The Fox Theater
08-10 Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
08-12 Vancouver, British Columbia – Orpheum Theatre
08-14 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
08-15 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
08-17 St. Paul, MN – The Palace Theatre
08-18 Chicago, Il – Chicago Theatre
08-19 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
08-20 Toronto, Ontario – Sony Centre
08-22 New York, NY – United Palace Theatre
08-23 Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
08-24 Boston, MA – House of Blues
08-25 Washington, DC – The Anthem
09-25 Lisbon, Portugal – Coliseu dos Recreios
09-26 Porto, Portugal – Teatro sa da Bandeira
09-30 Lyon, France – Epicerie Moderne
10-01 Cologne, Germany – Gloria
10-02 Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
10-04 Lund, Sweden – Mejeriet
10-05 Gothenburg, Sweden – Tradgarn
10-07 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
10-08 Stockholm, Sweden – Munchenbryggeriet
10-09 Copenhagen, Denmark – Forum Black Box
10-11 Hamburg, Germany – Kampnagel
10-12 Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg
10-13 Brussels, Belgium – AB
10-15 Paris, France – Olympia
10-18 London, England – Troxy
10-19 Manchester, England – Albert Hall
10-20 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street

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