Beach House have shared “Black Car,” a captivating new song from 7, their highly anticipated new album. The dark, atmospheric track rides an undulating bassline along a building, arrhythmic pulse of a drum beat. Listen below…
7 is already earning Beach House some of the best reviews of the band’s career. Stereogum says of the album, “There are great bands that reinvent themselves with each new album, others that hit a sweet spot and stick with what works, and then there’s Beach House. Over their decade-plus career, some might argue that the Baltimore-based band has largely adhered to a formula, but with 7 — their excellent seventh album— it’s clear that the duo has been playing the long game.” Pitchfork offers this, “The record is one of rebirth, and easily the Baltimore duo’s most apparent sonic departure since 2012’s Bloom.” And The FADER raves, “The result is a weird and thrilling record that not only stands as one of the year’s best, but suggests that when it comes to pushing the limits of what the “Beach House sound” can be, Scally and Legrand are just getting started.”
Beach House’s massive worldwide tour in support of 7 is underway, with a show tonight, May 2nd in Little Rock at Metroplex Live. The tour continues on through October 20th in Dublin, IE at Vicar Street.
Beach House has also scheduled a late night TV performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday, May 16th. And the band will perform a live in-studio session on KCRW in Los Angeles on May 15th.
7, the group’s 7th full-length record, will be available on CD/LP/CS/DL May 11th, 2018. All of the songs on 7 began in Beach House’s home studio in Baltimore, and were finished at Carriage House in Stamford, CT and Palmetto Studio in Los Angeles. The album was produced by Beach House and Sonic Boom, and mixed by Alan Moulder.