Release date: May 15, 2012
Label: Sub Pop Records, Bella Union Records, Arts & Crafts México, Mistletone Records
Produced by: Beach House, Chris Coady
Bloom is the fourth studio album by American dream pop duo Beach House, released on May 15, 2012 through Sub Pop Records, Bella Union Records, Arts & Crafts México and Mistletone Records. The album was recorded at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, Texas and additional vocals at The Magpie Cage in Baltimore, Maryland; it was co-produced by Beach House and Chris Coady.
Victoria LeGrand described the album's title as an "abstraction of many feelings." LeGrand continued: "To find a word or a set of words we felt curated the whole thing, Bloom was it. And it was based off of feeling and just a belief in the word. It actually has more weight for me than it has an ethereal quality. It came about where it made sense. [..] For things to feel right, it definitely has to sit for a while and I think that's why it's not ethereal for me. I associate that word with fleeting or not having any substance, I don't know. [..] I'm just saying that for us there's a certain intensity with this record, and I think the word "bloom" is an attempt at that."