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Beach House has come back into the spotlight with their new dreamy album, Bloom released last May 2012. Bloom follows Beach House’s critical darling Teen Dream which catapulted them in the mainstream and gathered recognition and awards for their soft-pop sound and sensibilities.

Early reviews have been fantastic for the album. Pitchfork gave it a 9.1 (how this is any different from a 9.0 or 9.2 I’m not sure) and reviews have floated in the upper 80%. Considering the maximum critical success of Teen Dream, it is quite an accomplishment to follow that up just 2 years later with an equally effective album.

Beach House are holding the torch forward with their blend of dreamy electronics and whimisical vocals, offering a pallete blend of abstract pop and fuzzy lo-fi.

NPR is streaming the entire new album at the below link.

http://www.npr.org/2012/05/06/151227631/first-listen-beach-house-bloom

And for the full tour itinerary:

05-23 Brighton, England – The Haunt 
05-24 London, England – Village Underground 
05-25 ‪Kortrijk, Belgium – De Kreun 
05-26 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg 
05-27 Berlin, Germany – Volksbuhne 
05-29 Paris, France – Maronguinerie 
05-31 Düdingen, Switzerland – Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival
06-02 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Festival (evening) 
06-03 Montpellier, France – Le Rockstore 
06-04 Bordeaux, France – Theatre Barbey 
06-05 Nantes, France – Stereolux 
06-06 Lyon, France – Epicrerie Moderne 
06-07 Blarritz, France – L’Atabal
06-08-09 Porto, Portugal – Primavera Festival (evening)
07-01 San Diego, CA – House of Blues *
07-03 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey *
07-06 Aspen, CO – Belly Up *
07-07 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater *
07-09 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom *
07-10 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall *
07-11 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant *
07-12 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall *
07-13 Louisville, KY – Forestcastle Festival
07-15 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07-17 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue *
07-18 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom *
07-19 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues *
07-20 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall *
07-21 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre *
07-23 New York, NY – Central Park SummerStage
08-31 Sussex, England – End of the Road Festival
11-02 London, England – Roundhouse

Image Source, Beach House Bloom Promotional Cover 2010