UPDATE: Remaining tickets continue to move out the door quickly — let’s sell this show out! For the rest of the week, The Record Exchange is waiving our service fee for the tickets. We also have a limited supply of 3’x3′ double-sided Beach House posters to give away free with ticket purchase — only at the RX!
Idaho Live and The Record Exchange proudly welcome Beach House with special guest TBA to The Egyptian Theatre on Friday, Oct. 5. Show starts at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. This is a general admission, all ages show. Tickets are $22 advance/$25 at the door, plus small service fee. The Egyptian Theatre is located at 700 W. Main St. in Downtown Boise. Tickets are available at The Record Exchange, The Egyptian Theatre box office or online at egyptiantheatre.net. Charge tickets by phone at 208-387-1273 Tue.-Sat. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Beach House is Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand and Bloom is the band’s fourth full-length album, released May 15 on Sub Pop Records. Like their previous releases (Beach House in 2006, Devotion in 2008, Teen Dream in 2010), it further develops their distinctive sound yet stands apart as a new piece of work.
The landscape of Bloom was largely designed on the road, between the countless sound checks and myriad experiences during two years of touring. Throughout this period, melodies, chords, rhythms, words, and textures surfaced in moments of their own choosing. These spontaneous ideas were later gathered and developed in Baltimore, Maryland, where the band lives and works.
Bloom was then recorded in late 2011 over a period of seven weeks at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, Texas, and mixed for another two at Electric Lady in NYC. The band co-produced the record with Chris Coady.
Bloom is meant to be experienced as an ALBUM. It offers a singular, unified vision of the world. “Many songs were omitted or dropped because they lacked a place within our vision for this album,” notes Scally. Though not stripped down, the many layers of Bloom are uncomplicated and meticulously constructed to ensure that there is no waste. Each chord and melody performs its role to form a whole. The songs have depth and reveal themselves in new ways through repeated listening. As a complete work, Bloom transcends the banality of simple emotions and arrives at a realm of honesty and complexity. It soberly reveals how frightening and temporary, yet beautiful, our existence is. It creates an honest reflection of death, as it must to relate to life. To this Legrand adds, “Bloom is a journey. For me, it is about the irreplaceable power of imagination as it relates to the intense experience of living. A bloom is only temporary… a fleeting vision of life in all its intensity and color, beautiful even if only for a moment.”