Gates & Twilight Market open @ 05:00PM
Music begins @ 07:00PM
Beach House is Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand and Bloom, the band's fourth full-length album, is set to be released on May 15th. 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 tour. 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. 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."
The Walkmen are the great New York band of their generation, and with Heaven, their upcoming release due out May 29th, they have delivered their third killer album in a row. Although frontman Hamilton Leithauser argues that "our biggest accomplishment is just being here," they are making the best music of their career. Their spot at the top of the bill at the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival, curated by The National, demonstrates the respect in which they are held by the current wave of bands making music in the city. Their fourth release, You & Me, was lauded as a stunning collection of songs, beautifully arranged; it was the album that revitalized their career. Lisbon, released two years later, confirmed that trajectory, winning five star reviews for its short stories and spare, Sun Records sound. All five members of the band have kids now and if the impact of parenthood is hard to pin down in a single lyric, there is definitely a new openness and emotional honesty to the songs. Heaven is a definitive statement of purpose and commitment, from a band at the peak of its powers that is finally winning the recognition it deserves.
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