Were you hoping for two new Beach House records this year? Good! Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally have heard your wishes, and just announced their second new album in as many months. Following August’s Depression Cherry, they’re set to release their sixth album, Thank Your Lucky Stars, on October 16. Why the rush? Well, after a few tech-savvy Reddit and 4chan posters noticed some suspicious updates to the band’s site, Beach House broke the news Wednesday (though this is likely the first many fans will hear of the album’s existence), explaining in a couple tweets that it’s being “released the way we want” and is decidedly not “a companion to Depression Cherry or a surprise or b-sides.” Prior to the album’s release, Beach House will play a just-announced show in their hometown of Baltimore Saturday night.
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