Beach House Unveil Eerie 'Lazuli' Video, 'Frightened Eyes' Tour Dates

Beach House Unveil Eerie 'Lazuli' Video, 'Frightened Eyes' Tour Dates
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Marc Hogan

Radiant Baltimore dream-poppers Beach House have simultaneously announced a tour called "Frightened Eyes" and a new video, but the two don't necessarily appear to be related.

In fact, the video for "Lazuli," one of many highlights on Beach House's slowly unfurling latest album, Bloom, in a weird way gives us another revealing way of approaching a song that can be as intense and yet ultimately impenetrable as the striking blue gem stone of its title. Here "Lazuli" is set against shadowy visuals of three strangers whose lives converge, via a set of supernatural circumstances, in a psychedelic, outer-space realm where Beach House is, of course, performing. Though not "frightening," the clip is definitely eerie, in keeping with director Allen Cordell's similarly bizarre video for "Walk in the Park," off of previous album Teen Dream. "Like no other, you can't be replaced," singer Victoria Legrand repeats, in her characteristically smoky tones. The visuals ambitiously underscore that "uniqueness" has, paradoxically enough, more than one meaning.

OK, OK: This video has spontaneously exploding eggs!

At the same time, the group, whose summer tour ranks as one of SPIN's 25 Best, has now also revealed a set of fall dates. The "Frightened Eyes" tour kicks off September 13 in Richmond, Virginia, and will criss-cross North America through October 17. Then the band will jaunt across the pond for a series of European dates scheduled through November 19. Check out the full list below:

Beach House summer tour dates:
Jun. 07 – Blarritz, FR – L'Atabal
Jun. 08/09 – Porto, PT – Primavera Festival (evening)
Jul. 01 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Jul. 03 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
Jul. 06 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen
Jul. 07 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Jul. 09 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
Jul. 10 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
Jul. 11 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Jul. 12 – Memphis, TN – Inglewood Hall
Jul. 13 – Louisville, KY – Forestcastle Festival
Jul. 15 – Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
Jul. 17 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
Jul. 18 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
Jul. 19 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Tickets
Jul. 20 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Jul. 21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
Jul. 23 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage
Aug. 24 – Katowice, PL – Tauron Nowan Muzyka Fest
Aug. 26 – Paris, FR – Rock en Seine
Aug. 27 – Groningen, NL – Vera
Aug. 28 – Duisburg, DE – Grammatikoff
Aug. 29 – Frankfurt, DE – Das Bett
Aug. 31 – Dorset, UK – End of the Road Festival

Beach House "Frightened Eyes 2012" tour:
Sep. 13 ­– Richmond, VA – The National
Sep. 14 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre
Sep. 15 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
Sep. 16 – Atlanta, GA – Variety
Sep. 18 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s
Sep. 19 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Sep. 20 – Austin, TX – Emo’s East
Sep. 21 – Dallas, TX – Palladium
Sep. 24 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto
Sep. 25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Sep. 28 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Sep. 29 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
Sep. 30 – Portland, OR – Roseland
Oct. 01 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Oct. 05 – Boise, ID – Egyptian Theatre
Oct. 04 – Seattle, WA – Showbox @ The Market
Oct. 07 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
Oct. 09 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave.
Oct. 10 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
Oct. 11 – Chicago, IL – Riviera
Oct. 13 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
Oct. 15 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
Oct. 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Oct. 17 – Washington DC – 930 Club
Oct. 26 – Belfast, UK – Mandela Hall
Oct. 27 – Cork, IE – Cork Opera House
Oct. 28 – Dublin, IE – Vicar Street
Oct. 29 - Glasgow, UK – Arches
Oct. 30 – Leeds, UK – Stylus
Oct. 31 – Manchester, UK – Ritz
Nov. 02 – London, UK – Roundhouse
Nov. 03 – Bristol, UK – Anson Rooms
Nov. 05 – Hamburg, DE – Kampnagel K2
Nov. 06 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega
Nov. 07 – Stockholm, SE – Berns
Nov. 08 – Oslo, NO – Sentrum Scene
Nov. 10 – Berlin, DE – Astra
Nov. 12 – Prague, CZ – Meetfactory
Nov. 13 – Vienna, AT – Flex
Nov. 14 - Munich, DE – Feierwerk
Nov. 16 – Köln, DE– Gloria
Nov. 17 – Lausanne, CH – Les Docks
Nov. 18 – Brussels, BE – AB
Nov. 19 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso

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