Before releasing Bloom, we decided that we would only participate in “promotional” activities that we could control artistically and give substantial energy. We had previously been involved in too many live sessions, radio tapings, photo shoots, etc., where the outcome was far below our personal artistic standards. We also felt a need to distance ourselves from the “content” culture of the internet that rewards quantity over quality and shock over nuance.
The concept for Forever Still was about a year old when Pitchfork came to us about supporting and collaborating with us on a project that we really cared about
Forever Still is directly inspired by Pink Floyd’s Live at Pompeii. We wanted to perform in a non-typical setting without losing the spirit of our music. We felt the songs would resonate in a more majestic and spiritual landscape. The experience was an intense three nights of filming. Everyone involved in production and crew was benevolent in their time and talented in their efforts. We were very lucky to have the help and hard work of many people who aided and lent their abilities to our vision.
The basic concept is four songs performed from sunset to sunrise.
We tried to keep the edits minimal with long takes in order to focus on the energy of the songs, the landscape, and the physicality of live performance. The entire film was shot in or around Tornillo, Texas, where we recorded Bloom. Like Bloom, we hope that Forever Still is experienced as a whole, long form.
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Forever Still Teaser
BALTIMORE! We’re very happy to announce that we are finally playing a show at home w/ the wonderful Lower Dens and a very special guest we can’t announce yet. Details: Here
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.
There a bunch of pre-sales today for these US shows with cheaper fees, etc……
Bloom is officially released today in all places it exists.
Yo! We are touring through the US this summer with Wild Nothing and we have our own presale TOMORROW. www.beachhousebaltimore.com/tour More to come..
NYC show info!: we are playing the Bowery ballroom may 15! And we have a few more central park tix. On sale Thurs 10 am www.beachhousebaltimore.com/tour.
Here is our record store day single “Lazuli” in digital form: http://youtu.be/Uvwl7INZykc.
Our tumblr : http://beachhouse2012.tumblr.com/ — Where we will probably post all things visual that need to be shared….
Hi! First of all: record stores are really important! Second: we are releasing a blue vinyl single of “lazuli” for record store day. Third: the b-side is a song called “equal mind” that we love very much that will never exist in a digital way. Fourth: details here: http://www.subpop.com/releases/beach_house/singles/lazuli