Beach House share new single ‘Chariot’
Baltimore dream pop duo Beach House have shared the video for their latest single ‘Chariot’. Self directed, the result is a rumination on the creation, cultivation, and confusion of narratives in media.
Chariot is taken from Beach House’s B-Sides and Rarities album, a 14-track compilation of songs from their career so far. The album features two previously unreleased tracks Chariot and Baseball Diamond, recorded during the Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Starssessions.
Beach House says of the release: “When we announced that we were releasing a B-sides and rarities album, someone on Twitter asked, ‘B-sides record? Why would Beach House put out a B-sides record? Their A-sides are like B-sides.’ This random person has a point. Our goal has never been to make music that is explicitly commercial. Over the years, as we have worked on our 6 LPs, it wasn’t the ‘best’ or most catchy songs that made the records, just the ones that fit together to make a cohesive work. Accordingly, our B-sides are not songs that we didn’t like as much, just ones that didn’t have a place on the records we were making.”
“The idea for a B-sides record came when we realized just how many non-album songs had been made over the years, and how hard it was to find and hear many of them. This compilation contains every song we have ever made that does not exist on one of our records. There are 14 songs in total.”
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