Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Beach House - Bloom

Label: Sub Pop
Release Date: May 14, 2012
Format: MP3

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01. Myth
02. Wild
03. Lazuli
04. Other People
05. The Hours
06. Troublemaker
07. New Year
08. Wishes
09. On the Sea
10. Irene
 The album was recorded at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, Texas, and was co-produced by Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Blonde Redhead producer Chris Coady, who also produced the band's previous album Teen Dream. Beach House chose to record in west Texas after being captivated by the area while resting there during a tour. Bloom was mixed at Electric Lady Studios in New York City. The album took seven weeks to record.
Victoria LeGrand described the album's title as an "abstraction of many feelings." LeGrand continued:
To find a word or a set of words we felt curated the whole thing, Bloom was it. And it was based off of feeling and just a belief in the word. It actually has more weight for me than it has an ethereal quality. It came about where it made sense. [..] For things to feel right, it definitely has to sit for a while and I think that's why it's not ethereal for me. I associate that word with fleeting or not having any substance, I don't know. [..] I'm just saying that for us there's a certain intensity with this record, and I think the word "bloom" is an attempt at that.
The first song released from Bloom, "Myth," was posted on Beach House's website on March 6, 2012. On March 8, 2012, the album's release date was announced. A second song from the album, "Lazuli," was released as a Record Store Day single on April 13, 2012