Beach House has shared two new songs from upcoming album Depression Cherry via their new Single Finder feature on their website. It’s a bit of a sneaky feature; to hear new songs “PPP” and “Beyond Love,” you select your three favorite Beach House songs to date. Based on your choices, the website will play either “PPP,” “Beyond Love” or the previously released “Sparks” (which is a recent Endless Playlist pick of ours).
“For us, it’s always a strange moment when a single has to be chosen,” the band says on Facebook. “No one song ever feels like a perfect representative for a record. This device allows you all to choose the 3 songs you have enjoyed most in the past and have a ‘single’ chosen for you based loosely on what we consider to be musical similarities. enjoy”
Beach House has also launched a new Setlist Creator, in which fans in different cities can select which songs they’d like to hear the band play at that tour date. Again, via Facebook: “While on tour, we change our setlist every night and certain songs get played only a few times per tour. This device will allow us to know if there is a large number of people wanting to hear a certain song in any one place. It’s not that we will definitely follow it, but it will certainly influence our set lists…… maybe 50 people in milwaukee want to hear a song we made 10 years ago?!?!”
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