Everyone's favorite dream-pop cry-along band, Beach House, announced their new album today. The Baltimore-based band will be releasing their seventh album, appropriately titled 7, on May 11. Devotees of the many occult traditions recognize the number 7 as being very significant — in Kabbalah, 7 represents the concept of netzach, which symbolizes victory through endurance. The seventh card of the Tarot's Major Arcana, the Chariot, echoes this dynamism. Coincidentally, the band released a song called "Chariot" last year — maybe they've been studying up on their practical magic?
The band described the album's simple title as a call to explore the songs piece-by-piece. "We hoped its simplicity would encourage people to look inside. No title using words that we could find felt like an appropriate summation of the album," they wrote, as part of their album statement. They've already released two singles from the album,
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