Beach House have just announced a new album: Depression Cherry. You're probably already thinking, "Hm, that's an interesting title…" And even if you aren't, the duo of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally explained their thoughts behind the title: "For us, Depression Cherry is a color, a place, a feeling, an energy… that describes the place you arrive as you move through the endlessly varied trips of existence…"

It will be arriving on 28th August via a three-pronged label release extravaganza, Sub Pop (North America), Bella Union (Europe), and Mistletone (AUS/NZ). As you can sort of see above, the sleeve for physical releases of the album (CD/vinyl) will be made of luxury velvet. Mmm. You can even get a limited "Loser Edition", replacing regular vinyl with clear vinyl, via the Sub Pop site.

In a press release, the pair shared some thoughts on their forthcoming album:

In general, this record shows a return to simplicity, with songs structured around a melody and a few instruments, with live drums playing a far lesser role. With the growing success of Teen Dream and Bloom, the larger stages and bigger rooms naturally drove us towards a louder, more aggressive place; a place farther from our natural tendencies. Here, we continue to let ourselves evolve while fully ignoring the commercial context in which we exist.

The tracklist just below includes a certain 'Space Song', and we're wondering whether it's the same thing as the 'Saturn Song' they dropped earlier this month. They're also heading out on a massive world tour – dates below.


  • Depression Cherry tracklist:

  • 01 Levitation
  • 02 Sparks
  • 03 Space Song
  • 04 Beyond Love
  • 05 10:37
  • 06 PPP
  • 07 Wildflower
  • 08 Bluebird
  • 09 Days of Candy

  • Beach House tour dates:

  • 08-18 Portland, ME - State Theatre
  • 08-19 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street Nightclub
  • 08-20 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
  • 08-21 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
  • 08-22 Millvale, PA - Mr. Small’s
  • 08-24 Albany, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
  • 08-25 Providence, RI - Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
  • 08-26 New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
  • 09-17 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
  • 09-18 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
  • 09-19 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Theatre
  • 09-21 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
  • 09-22 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
  • 09-25 Omaha, NE - Slowdown
  • 09-26 Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
  • 09-27 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
  • 09-28 Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
  • 09-29 Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom
  • 10-01 Houston, TX - House of Blues
  • 10-02 New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre
  • 10-03 Birmingham, AL - Saturn
  • 10-04 Nashville, TN - The Ryman Auditorium
  • 10-06 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre
  • 10-07 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
  • 10-08 Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom
  • 10-24 Belfast, Northern Ireland - Mandela Hall
  • 10-25 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
  • 10-26 Glasgow, Scotland - ABC
  • 10-27 Manchester, England - The Ritz
  • 10-29 Paris, France - Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
  • 10-30 London, England - Shepherds Bush Empire
  • 11-02 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
  • 11-03 Brussels, Belgium - Autumn Falls @ AB
  • 11-04 Koln, Germany - Gloria
  • 11-05 Luxemborg, Luxemborg - Den Atelier
  • 11-07 Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland Airwaves
  • 11-10 Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
  • 11-11 Gothenburg, Sweden - Tradgarn
  • 11-12 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Medis
  • 11-13 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
  • 11-14 Hamburg, Germany - Kampnagel K1
  • 11-16 Berlin, Germany - Huxley’s
  • 11-17 Munich, Germany - Freiheiz
  • 11-18 Lausanne, Germany - Les Docks
  • 11-20 Barcelona, Spain - Apolo
  • 11-22 Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
  • 11-23 Lisbon, Portugal - Armazén
  • 11-24 Porto, Portugal - Teatro sa da Bandeira
  • 12-09 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
  • 12-10 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
  • 12-17 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
  • 12-18 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore