Beach House have just announced a B-Sides and Rarities album that will be released June 30 through Sub Pop. In addition to the announcement, the band has also released a previously unheard song, “Chariot,” which will also be on the album. Listen to the song below:
“Chariot” was recorded during the Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Stars sessions, which are the band’s most recent albums, released two months apart. The song includes the band’s signature dream-pop synth playing throughout, with singer Victoria Legrand’s effortless vocals leading the melody. The song seems to be about lost love and regret, with lyrics such as “The way you chased her, the Cadillac back on the coastline with the sun on his back.”
The B-Sides and Rarities album includes 14 tracks total, sourced all the way back to the band’s formation in 2005. According to the band’s press release, “The idea for a B-sides record came when we realized just how many non-album songs had been made over the years, and how hard it was to find and hear many of them. This compilation contains every song we have ever made that does not exist on one of our records.”
Their statement also emphasized that although they have never tried to make commercial music, some of the songs merely didn’t fit into the albums they were putting out at the time. “When we announced that we were releasing a B-sides and rarities album, someone on Twitter asked, ‘B-sides record? Why would Beach House put out a B-sides record? Their A-sides are like B-sides.’ This random person has a point.” They stated.
Twelve of the songs were previously released, but not put out on standard, full-length albums, and the second unreleased song is called “Baseball Diamond,” which was also recorded during the Depression Cherry/Thank Your Lucky Stars sessions.
14 tracks in total, the other 12 are all songs that have all been released before but were, in general, hard to find good versions of…..
— Beach House (@BeaccchHoussse) May 17, 2017
In addition to the album announcement and new song, Beach House have also added new dates to their 2017 international and festival tour schedule. The duo will now be performing August 13 in Castelbuono, Italy, August 16 in Sestri Levante, Italy, and have also added several September dated throughout the United States with labelmates Fleet Foxes. View their full tour schedule below:
May 24 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
May 26 – Orlando, FL – Beacham Theatre
May 27 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Revolution
May 28 – Ponte Vedra, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
May 30 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
May 31 – Knoxville, TN – Mill & Mine
Jun. 02 – New York, NY – Governor’s Ball
Jun. 03 – New York, NY – Governor’s Ball
Jun. 04 – New York, NY – Governor’s Ball
Aug. 11 – Copenhagen, DK – Haven
Aug. 13 – Castelbuono, IT – Ypsigrock
Aug. 16 – Sestri Levante, IT – Mojotic Festival
Aug. 18 – Parades de Coura, PT – Parades de Coura Festival
Sep. 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl*
Sep. 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre*
Sep. 25 – Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Opera*
Sep. 27 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
*w/ Fleet Foxes
Read the band’s original announcement for their Spring 2017 tour dates.
Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat