Beach House announce Frightened Eyes tour, premiere “Lazuli” video, advocate careful handwashing practices

Beach House announce Frightened Eyes tour, premiere "Lazuli" video, advocate careful handwashing practices

SARS. Bird flu. Swine flu. Whatever illness it is that causes people to think Ron Paul is a viable presidential candidate. Over the past decade, so many health issues have captured the hearts and minds of Americans who watch too much TV news. We all know the symptoms: panic, obsession, the inability to listen to anything else (whether it be other news sources, reason, or whatever). Well gear up, my fellow Americans, because a new fever is sweeping our nation — nay, the world! Yep, stock up on your vaccines, your Theraflu, and those weird creepy white masks you bought after that post-9/11 anthrax scare. (Remember that? UGH.) Because a new fever has got the entire world sweating: Beach House Fever.

Yep, even those most impervious of beasts — music critics — have caught this one. The Baltimore-based dream popsters released their latest full-length Bloom (TMT Review) via Sub Pop earlier this summer, and they’ve been racking up frequent flier miles (or whatever the tour bus equivalent is) and taking over eardrums ever since. The band just wrapped an outing to Porto, Portugal’s Primavera Festival, and are gearing up for a lengthy US summer tour, with the requisite August jaunt to Europe to hit the end of summer festival season. And then they’re back in the USA for a lil’ something they’re calling the Frightened Eyes tour this fall, before heading back to Europe once more. Is your pulse quickening from looking at all those tourdates? Don’t be afraid, I’ve got your antidote right here, in the form of the brand new video for Beach House’s “Lazuli” directed by Allen Cordell, the fella who also did the band’s “Walk in the Park” video. And if that’s not enough for you, you can cure your pre-tourdate sweats by watching the band get live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on July 24. Creepy white mask not required for home viewing.

Dates:

07.01.12 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues *
07.03.12 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre *
07.06.12 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen *
07.07.12 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater *
07.09.12 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom *
07.10.12 - Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall *
07.11.12 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant *
07.12.12 - Memphis, TN - Inglewood Hall *
07.13.12 - Louisville, KY - Forestcastle Festival *
07.15.12 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07.17.12 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue *
07.18.12 - Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot Ballroom *
07.19.12 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues Tickets *
07.20.12 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall *
07.21.12 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small’s Theatre *
07.23.12 - New York, NY - Central Park Summerstage
08.24.12 - Katowice, Poland - Tauron Nowan Muzyka Fest
08.26.12 - Paris, France - Rock en Seine
08.27.12 - Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
08.28.12 - Duisburg, Germany - Grammatikoff
08.29.12 - Frankfurt, Germany - Das Bett
08.31.12 - Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival
09.13.12 ­- Richmond, VA - The National
09.14.12 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
09.15.12 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
09.16.12 - Atlanta, GA - Variety
09.18.12 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina’s
09.19.12 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
09.20.12 - Austin, TX - Emo’s East
09.21.12 - Dallas, TX - Palladium
09.24.12 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto
09.25.12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
09.28.12 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
09.29.12 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
09.30.12 - Portland, OR - Roseland
10.01.12 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
10.05.12 - Boise, ID - Egyptian Theatre
10.04.12 - Seattle, WA - Showbox @ The Market
10.07.12 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
10.09.12 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave.
10.10.12 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
10.11.12 - Chicago, IL - Riviera
10.13.12 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
10.15.12 - Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre
10.16.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
10.17.12 - Washington DC - 930 Club
10.26.12 - Belfast, UK - Mandela Hall
10.27.12 - Cork, Ireland - Cork Opera House
10.28.12 - Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
10.29.12 - Glasgow, UK - Arches
10.30.12 - Leeds, UK - Stylus
10.31.12 - Manchester, UK Ritz
11.02.12 - London, UK - Roundhouse
11.03.12 - Bristol, UK - Anson Rooms
11.05.12 - Hamburg, Germany - Kampnagel K2
11.06.12 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
11.07.12 - Stockholm, Sweden - Berns
11.08.12 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
11.10.12 - Berlin, Germany - Astra
11.12.12 - Prague, Czech Republic - Meetfactory
11.13.12 - Vienna, Austria - Flex
11.14.12 - Munich, Germany - Feierwerk
11.16.12 - Köln, Germany - Gloria
11.17.12 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks
11.18.12 - Brussels, Belgium - AB
11.19.12 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso

* Wild Nothing

• Beach House: http://www.beachhousebaltimore.com
• Sub Pop: http://www.subpop.com

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