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Beach House Announce Tour, Debut Video, Dispute Ad Controversy

Beach House have had an eventful 24 hours. The dream pop duo just announced their fall “Frightened Eyes” tour along with the music video for their recent single “Lazuli.” Meanwhile, their high profile dispute with Volkswagen over an ad that the band claim ripped off one of their tracks also progressed.

The dispute began last month, when a British VW commercial featured a track that many recognized as a derivative of Beach House’s “Take Care.” According to the Wall Street Journal, VW’s advertising agency requested rights to use the song multiple times, even offering to air it during the widely viewed “Britain’s Got Talent,” but they were rejected each time.

VW has now released an official statement denying that their ad intentionally imitated “Take Care”:

“We greatly respect the talent of Beach House and never set out to replicate a specific song of theirs or anyone else’s. Most important to us was to find a track which matched the narrative of the advert, telling the story of the daughter’s growing up and the evolving relationship with her father, and we believe we have achieved this in the final edits.”

Beach House appear unsympathetic. This morning, they tweeted the statement and commented, “VW cop out big time.” The Wall Street Journal also reported that the band is considering taking legal action.

On a lighter note, check out the new video for “Lazuli,” directed by Allen Cordel, as well as Beach House’s “Frightened Eyes” tour dates. The tour will commence on Sep. 13, spanning a vast number of venues in North America and Europe.

 

Beach House’s “Frightened Eyes” Tour:

9/13 – Richmond, VA – The National
9/14 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theater
9/15 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
9/16 -  Atlanta, GA – Variety
9/18 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s
9/19 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
9/20 – Austin, TX – Emo’s East
9/21 – Dallas, TX – Palladium
9/24 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto
9/25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
9/28 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
9/29 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater
9/30 – Portland, OR – Roseland
10/01 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
10/04 – Seattle, WA – Showbox @ The Market
10/05 – Boise, ID – Egyptian Theater
10/07 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
10/09 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave.
10/10 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
10/11 – Chicago, IL – Riviera
10/13 – Toronto, Ontario – Kool Haus
10/15 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theater
10/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10/17 – Washington, DC – 930 Club
10/26 – Belfast, Ireland – Mandela Hall
10/27 – Cork, Ireland – Cork Opera House
10/28 – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
10/29 – Glasgow, Scotland – Arches
10/30 – Leeds, England – Stylus
10/31 – Manchester, England – Ritz
11/02 – London, England – Roundhouse
11/03 – Bristol, England – Anson Rooms
11/05 – Hamburg, Germany – Kampnagel K2
11/06 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
11/07 – Stockholm, Sweden – Berns
11/08 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
11/10 – Berlin, Germany – Astra
11/12 – Prague, Czech Republic – Meetfactory
11/13 – Vienna, Austria – Flex
11/14 – Munich, Germany – Feierwerk
11/16 – Cologne, Germany – Gloria
11/17 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
11/18 – Brussels, Belgium – AB
11/19 – Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso

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