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Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars album

Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars album
  • Performer Beach House
  • Title Thank Your Lucky Stars
  • Date of release 2015
  • Country US
  • Style Ethereal, Indie Rock
  • Other formats VQF MP4 FLAC DMF AHX APE MMF
  • Genre Rock / Pop
  • Size MP3 1492 mb
  • Size FLAC 1796 mb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 494

It was co-produced by the band and Chris Coady, and was released on October 16, 2015, by Sub Pop. The album was released less than two months after their fifth studio album, Depression Cherry.

Spiritually, the album feels closer to the darker mood the duo cultivated before they signed to Sub Pop. Over the last decade, Beach House have been remarkably consistent: at regular intervals, they put an immaculate new record into the world, and each tends to satisfy the same need. Until now, their pace of releases has indicated a grasp of the spot their music held in listeners’ hearts; the world that Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand build on their records is a place we want to revisit, but the spaces in between records has felt essential to that magic.

Beach House is vocalist Victoria Legrand and guitarist Alex Scally, a pair of musicians who have honed a particular breed of haunting, lovelorn indie-rock. The band has been steadily churning out records for nearly a decade, including 2008's highly acclaimed Devotion. The year of its release, Devotion made Pitchfork's annual 50 Best Albums roundup, which was a tipping point that helped the band gain exposure and build momentum. Although it seems unlikely that Legrand and Scally could write and record a full album independent of their last LP, they have an explanation to cut through the confusion.

The album title, funny enough, ends up summing up the likely reaction for both Depression Cherry’s fans and detractors, as the second album gives both what they are hoping for, functioning far beyond the also-rans we might have envisioned. And this might have worked best on the album’s closer, Somewhere Tonight, which is Beach House’s closest attempt at a ’50s R&B sound to date, where the crackles and hiss of the record spinning added to the song’s ghostly appeal. On the track, Legrand and Scally craft a slow dance that seems generations old, evoking romance of days gone by, and shifting the aesthetic of Beach House from fantasy to memory.

It was co-produced by the band and Chris Coady, and was released on October 16, 2015, by Sub Pop; the album was released less than two months after their fifth studio album, Depression Cherry. Greene likened the mood of the songs to Beach House's material before they joined Sub Pop, describing the feeling as "pneumatic, dusty, like they are pulling a blanket around themselves in a heatless attic to ward off a threatening chill. Although the "joy and comfort have vanished" from the material, Greene claimed that that album is "still undeniably a Beach House album, a familiar mix of warm tones and chilly sentiments

Tracklist

A1 Majorette
A2 She's So Lovely
A3 All Your Yeahs
A4 One Thing
A5 Common Girl
B1 The Traveller
B2 Elegy To The Void
B3 Rough Song
B4 Somewhere Tonight

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Sub Pop Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sub Pop Records
  • Recorded At – Studio In The Country
  • Mixed At – Sonic Ranch Studios
  • Mastered At – Timeless Mastering
  • Mastered At – Salt Mastering
  • Mastered At – Record Technology Incorporated – 24459

Credits

  • Band [Beach House Is] – Alex Scally, Victoria Legrand
  • Bass Guitar – Victoria Legrand (tracks: A1, A3)
  • Design – Post Typography
  • Drums [All Live Drums], Percussion [All Live Percussion Except...] – Graham Hill (tracks: A1 to B1, B4)
  • Engineer – David Tolomei, Manuel Calderon
  • Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Jay Wesley
  • Guitar – Victoria Legrand (tracks: A4, B2)
  • Guitar, Bass – Alex Scally
  • Keyboards – Alex Scally (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B2 to B4), Victoria Legrand (tracks: A2, A5, B1, B3)
  • Lyrics By – Victoria Legrand
  • Mastered By – Heba Kadry
  • Mixed By – Beach House, Manuel Calderon
  • Other [All Around Dude At SITC] – Shane Wesley
  • Percussion – Chris Bear (tracks: B2, B3)
  • Photography By, Artwork [Lettering By] – Victoria Legrand
  • Producer – Beach House, Chris Coady
  • Songwriter, Arranged By – Beach House

Notes

Limited "Loser Edition" on green vinyl. Includes MP3 download.
Packaged in a gatefold tip-on sleeve.

©℗ 2015 Sub Pop Records

Recorded at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana.
Mixed at Sonic Ranch.

Cover photo courtesy of Alexandra B. McLean.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 098787114218
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A; etched): SP1142 A 24459.1...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B; etched): SP1142 B 24459.2... Salt

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SP1142 Beach House Thank Your Lucky Stars ‎(CD, Album) Sub Pop SP1142 US 2015
SP1142 Beach House Thank Your Lucky Stars ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Sub Pop SP1142 US 2015
SP1142 Beach House Thank Your Lucky Stars ‎(Cass, Album, Gre) Sub Pop SP1142 US 2015
SP1142 Beach House Thank Your Lucky Stars ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, S/Edition, Gli) Sub Pop SP1142 US 2015
bella512V Beach House Thank Your Lucky Stars ‎(LP, Album) Bella Union bella512V UK 2015


Talk about Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars


Yar
I like this album better than Depression Cherry, so far.
Deeroman
Sounds great, next to no noise except a few quiet clicks between 2 songs on side B.
MisterMax
After hearing the 2nd release from Beach House this year i have to admit: DISAPPOINTING. as the live show 2015 too. In addition: why this vinyl release costs around 25 Euro in EU (for just a single Vinyl without CD, just packed in a gatefold cover)?
Nekora
Wow, in caps too? I completely disagree, it’s an amazing release.
Damand
My copy has light pops and crackles but I'm sure it's cause it's a virgin
GWEZJ
Great record, and no, my copy is very quiet, with low surface noise and no more than a few low tics on the whole LP. I did vacuum clean it before playing though. Very pleased.
Little Devil
Anyone else getting a fair amount of crackle throughout? Especially the first side. (Yes, I have cleaned it, no I don't have a Crosley)Great music, really solid offering here. A lot to like, not much to complain about, a good companion to DC. Different enough that I feel like I actually got two distinct albums from Beach House this year.
Muniath
On the digital version of this album, there are those sounds on the songs themselves. When you listen to the digital tracks, the quality is not as good of course, but it sounds like you're listening to a record because of the noises. I thought it was pretty cool.
Welahza
Yea mine doesn't sound too great :S Granted it arrived all bent.
Qus
Thanks. I will listen one more time then hit up Sub Pop.
Gavinranadar
My copy sounds great, not hearing any crackle. If it's overbearing maybe you should contact Sub Pop about getting a replacement?
Kit
My transparent green plays clear. I am using a linear tracking Turn Table which often plays records a little bit cleaner
Lianeni
Stripped down in terms of production and over all song arrangement.As always, great compositions and the vocals are very relaxed and progressively confident.It's mellow sound reminds me of some Galaxy 500 and very early Sugar Plant.Not as emotional or psychedelic as Depression Cherry, but a nice addition in the Beach House cannon.
Whitestone
Hi Beach House lovers!!! I would be willing to exchange a copy of the Loser Edition of "Depression Cherry" for a copy of the Loser Edition of "Thank Your Lucky Stars". Send me a private message if you're interested :-)
Qane
This is still pretty available on independent online record stores (both albums are in their limited editions)