Beach House ‎– Bloom - 2012 Indie Rock - Sealed 2LP

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Beach House ‎– Bloom
Sub Pop ‎– SP 965
2 × Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Album

180g vinyl
Embossed cover glows in the dark
Includes MP3 download of the entire album
Includes doubled (i.e. sleeve in sleeve) heavy cardstock artwork inner sleeves with lyrics and credits
Track D2 ends in a locked groove before the bonus track [D3]
Track D3 is untitled on the release itself

15 May 2012
Indie Rock, Ethereal


A1 Myth 4:19
A2 Wild 4:58
A3 Lazuli 5:02


B1 Other People 4:25
B2 The Hours 4:12
B3 Troublemaker 4:56


C1 New Year 5:26
C2 Wishes 4:47


D1 On The Sea
Viola – Joe Cueto
D2 Irene 6:45
D3 Wherever You Go 3:35


Companies, etc.
Copyright (c) – Sub Pop Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sub Pop Records
Recorded At – Sonic Ranch Studios
Recorded At – The Magpie Cage
Mixed At – Sonic Ranch Studios
Mixed At – Electric Lady Studios
Mastered At – The Lodge, New York
Mastered At – Record Technology Incorporated – 20414
Arranged By, Composed By – Alex Scally, Victoria Legrand
Arranged By, Composed By [Invaluable Assistance From] – Daniel Franz
Design – Brian Roettinger
Drums [Live], Percussion [Live] – Daniel*
Engineer [Assistant At Electric Lady] – Phil Joly
Engineer [Assistant At Sonic Ranch] – Manuel Calderon
Engineer [At Magpie Cage] – Brooks Harlan
Engineer, Mixed By – Chris Coady
Guitar, Bass, Piano, Organ, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Drum Machine [Edits & Programming] – Alex*
Mastered By – Joe LaPorta
Performer [Beach House] – Alex Scally, Victoria Legrand
Photography By – Beach House
Producer – Beach House, Chris Coady
Vocals, Keyboards, Organ, Piano – Victoria*
Words By – Victoria Legrand
©℗ 2012 Sub Pop Records

Recorded at Sonic Ranch, Texas
Additional vocals at Magpie Cage, Baltimore
Mixed at Sonic Ranch and Electric Lady, NYC
Mastered by Joe LaPorta at The Lodge

Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode: 098787096514
Matrix / Runout (Etched into side A): SP965 A 20414.1 (3)
Matrix / Runout (Etched into side B): SP965 B 20414.2 (3)
Matrix / Runout (Etched into side C): SP965 C 20414.3 (3)
Matrix / Runout (Etched into side D, Variant 1): SP965 D 20414.4 (2)
Matrix / Runout (Etched into side D, Variant 2): SP965 D 20414.4 (3)

( Pitchfork) " Much of the power of Beach House's music lies in the way it forgoes simple, this-means-this storytelling in favor of communicating indescribable emotions. Still, Bloom has a definite thematic fascination with idle youth and the bittersweet residue that remains once it's gone. "Troublemaker" looms with the threat of bad romance, and the brazen, epic "Wild"-- one of their best songs yet-- conjures teenage feelings of boredom, broken homes ("Our father won't come home, 'cause he is seeing double"), and the inordinate amounts of faith placed in the things that take someone out of those particular hells ("That's when your car pulls up, its hood is black and gleaming"). Legrand's ethereal contralto huffs so much life into her lines that even lyrics that look plain on the page take flight. Throughout, Legrand and Scally sound in perfect sync: his nimble riffs punctuate her long, drawn-out notes to add depth and layered rhythm to the tracks.

Toward the end comes a mid-tempo, quietly spectacular song called "Wishes", on which Legrand sings about "the moment when a memory aches." It might be tempting to call that feeling nostalgia. But the sort of nostalgia Bloom employs feels so distant from the definition that word has taken on lately when we talk about music. What they do feels not just wonderfully self-contained but improbably intimate: It's a huge testament to Legrand and Scally that, although they're one of the most popular bands in the indiesphere at the moment, their music still has the hushed air of an overheard secret.

Filmmakers call the part of the day right before the sun goes down "the magic hour." It's that brief moment when the waning daylight causes everything to take on a holy, hazy glow. It took Terrence Malick about a year to shoot his 1978 movie Days of Heaven because he insisted on filming only during this time of day, but the results perfectly capture and distend that dizzy, overripe feeling of right before something very good ends. Bloom does that, too. "What comes after this momentary bliss?" Legrand wonders on "Myth". It's a question Beach House don't seem interested in answering any time soon. Because that's become their signature magic trick: stopping time right before the sun disappears over the horizon, tricking you into believing a feeling can last forever."

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Condition New
Format 2LP
Color Black