The last time Baltimore band Wye Oak put out a record, it was listed as the top album of the year by the Onion’s AV Club and garnered them appearances on Jimmy Fallon, NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert, and plenty of other attention. The video for the song “Civilian” has nearly 2 million views on YouTube to date.
Well, the band has a new, highly-anticipated album coming out at the end of April. And they just put out a casting call seeking dancers for their next music video… no previous dancing experience required.
Beach House have fans caught a couple of exciting announcements in the last couple of days. The Baltimore-based duo is set to play Pitchfork Music Festival this summer, organizers announced today. They’ve also just released a music video for “Lazuli,” one of the tracks of their new album Bloom.
The video captures the mystical, grandiose moods that run through “Lazuli,” and really through the entirety of Bloom. It jogs the local and the cosmic, moving between focuses like the dilations of that eye between 4:22 – 4:44. Check it out below.
Pitchfork Music Festival is a three-day concert sponsored by the popular indie-music-oriented website. It runs July 13-15 in Chicago’s Union Park. Beach House is one of a couple of Baltimore bands playing the event – Lower Dens will also be making an appearance. You can see Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally play on Pitchfork’s Red stage at 7:25pm on the 15th.
Beach House started out of Baltimore, and released their self-titled first album in 2004 to significant critical acclaim. Bloom, the group’s fourth album, marks an even higher point on the band’s still upward trajectory.