Hey, its that dude who killed Laura Palmer singing a Beach House song during half time at a high school football game in an Elvis jacket.
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Here are a few stills from a short film called “Forever Still” that we have been working on for a while. We performed/recorded four songs from Bloom outdoors, in various locations that are special for us around El Paso and Tornillo, Texas. The film follows the passing of one night, starting at sunset and ending at dawn. We hope to have it finished by mid-January.
East Williamsburg’s Call Box Lounge was featured in the bar scenes of the video, with additional scenes shot down the street on the corner of Division Pl and Porter Ave. To break up a full day of shooting scenes at an apartment on Meserole and Lorimer, Cause & [Effect] director Allen Cordell ushered the production team to nosh on classic diner fare on Meeker at the Sunset Diner. Green screen effects shots were filmed at Nut Roaster Studios (part of Brooklyn Fireproof) on Ingraham St.
In other Beach House news, the Wall Street Journal has the latest scoop on VW allegedly ripping off the band’s song “Take Care”:
In late March, the indie rock duo Beach House received the kind of offer that many young bands hope for these days: an advertising agency in London wanted to license a song for a Volkswagen commercial. The tune, “Take Care,” highlighted the Baltimore band’s “dream pop” sound, and featured a simple, repeating guitar phrase and the hypnotic vocals of singer Victoria Legrand.
The band declined the deal, saying that the song’s aesthetic didn’t match the proposed concept of the commercial. Over the next month, the ad agency, DDB, repeated its appeal to Beach House about five more times, according to band manager Jason Foster…. In a statement, VW said that when it was developing the ad’s concept it had settled on using music from the “dream pop” genre. After considering “dozens” of existing songs and reaching out to “several” bands, including Beach House, the company commissioned its own track, according to the statement.
“We greatly respect the talent of Beach House and never set out to replicate a specific song of theirs or anyone else’s. Most important to us was to find a track which matched the narrative of the advert, telling the story of the daughter’s growing up and the evolving relationship with her father, and we believe we have achieved this in the final edits,” VW said in the statement.
Posted on Twitter, the band’s response to the statement was short and sweet:
The floodgates opened this week. Northside. Celebrate Brooklyn. South Street Seaport. CBGBs. All of these festivals announced varying portions of their lineups this week; and they’re pretty awesome thus far. There’s sets from everyone from indie vets like Guided By Voices and OLIVIA TREMOR CONTROL (!!!) to hip hop legends like Ghostface Killah, GZA and Kool Keith (Dr. Octagon tracks please), to some of the hottest “buzzbands” like Cloud Nothings, Frankie Rose and The Pains of Being Pure At Heart. I’m sure DIIV will play at least 74 times, as well.
“Festival season” is still about a month or so away, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait ‘til June to catch some “buzzworthy” shows. We’ve got you covered, and our MOST BLOGGED ABOUT SHOW this week should get you plenty excited. Beach House is back in town to support their rapidly forthcoming (and currently streaming) 4th record, Bloom. They play the sold out Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday with Zomes.
If you missed out on your chance to see Vicki Legrande’s hair up close and personal, and still want to catch a “big one,” you could do worse than snatching up a ticket to Neon Indian’s second post-Era Extrana go-around at Terminal 5 on Saturday. There are still some tickets left, despite what represents an absurdly stocked undercard, featuring Ducktails and Lemonade. Huh. Kinda surprised Neon Indian can’t sell out a Saturday night at T5, while M83 effortlessly sold out his T5 show tonight, a weeknight. IS CHILLWAVE DEAD?
NPR has the whole dang thing here. Bloom is out 5/15 on Sub Pop.
Rumors are that the new album Bloom will be released on May 15.
Over the weekend, Beach House played Webster Hall with Papercuts. At the show, the dreamy Baltimore duo debuted a new song. As far as I know, the song is still untitled. But this song moves! Throughout their career, Beach House’s music has grown in terms of its dynamism and layered textures. This new track follows that same trajectory and is more upbeat and booty-shaking, while still maintaining their overall calm vibe. It is awesome.
Wow! Teen Dream has basically been with us throughout all of 2010, so it is easy to forget sometimes how mind-blowing these songs are. Luckily we have late night television to remind us. Beach House brought “10 Mile Stereo” to Conan last night and proved that they really do deserve their high-ranking spots on so many year-end lists.
They also released a “winter/holiday” song called “I Do Not Care for the Winter Sun” available at their blog. Predictably, it also rules.