March 08, 2012 2:54pm PT by Michael O'Connell
Beach House Confirms New Album, 2012 Tour (Audio)
It's a big week for fans of Beach House.
Less than 24 hours after releasing a new track, "Myth," on their official website, the Baltimore-based duo confirmed their fourth studio recording will be out this spring.
Bloom arrives via Sub Pop on May 15 in the U.S. and Canada. The 10-track album, a follow-up to 2010's breakout Teen Dream, will also send the band on a small U.S. tour before they head to Europe over the summer.
Speaking with Fact Magazine, frontman Alex Scally calls the effort "a huge crystal, spinning in a cave with Star Wars figurines.”
Bandmate Victoria Legrand’s description is a bit less bizarre, citing death and loss of innocence as themes. "As we’ve got older and evolved, it’s normal that there would be darker themes," she said. "But there’s lightness. It’s not all dark."
Beach House's complete spring/summer tour dates are below -- as is the stream of Bloom's lead single, "Myth":
May 4: Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theatre
May 5: Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
May 6: Charleston, SC - Music Farm
May 8: Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach
May 9: Orlando, FL - Beacham Theater
May 10: Jacksonville, FL - Freebird Live
May 11: Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree
May 12: Athens, GA - The Georgia Theatre
May 13: Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
May 23: Brighton, England - The Haunt
May 24: London, England - Village Underground
May 25: Kortrijk, Belgium - De Kreun
May 26: Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
May 27: Berlin, Germany - Volksbuhne
May 29: Paris, France - Maronguinerie
May 31: Düdingen, Switzerland - Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival
June 2: Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Festival
June 3: Montpellier, France - Le Rockstore
June 4: Bordeaux, France - Theatre Barbey
June 5: Nantes, France - Stereolux
June 6: Lyon, France - Epicrerie Moderne
June 7: Blarritz, France - L'Atabal
June 8. 9: Porto, Portugal - Primavera Festival
July 23: New York, NY - Central Park SummerStage