Step right up, Beach House wants to play a game! In the walk-up to their fifth album, Depression Cherry, the indie pop-rock duo shared two more tracks — lead single “Sparks” dropped last month — on their website.
Is there a catch? Of course there’s a catch! To hear “PPP” and “Beyond Love” fans have to head to the duo’s website and use the “Single Finder” function in which you input your three past favorite Beach House tunes. Then, based on your answers, it will pick whichever song — “PPP”, “Beyond Love” or “Sparks” — is most likely to be your favorite.
The group introduced the premise on Facebook and wrote, “For us, it’s always a strange moment when a single has to be chosen. 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”
They also shared the Setlist Curator Monday. Fans can request which song they most want to hear live and the band can keep tabs on what each crowd wants — which, is actually pretty useful.
Depression Cherry is out on SupPop Aug. 28. Beach House began touring Aug. 1; a full list of dates are on the band’s website.