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. Continue reading →