After exhausting themselves on the road earlier this year, Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally (otherwise known as gauzy guitar duo Beach House) holed up in the studio to write a new track, “Used to Be,” which they’ll release as a limited edition 7″ on October 21. The single will also contain a four-track demo version of “Apple Orchard,” a song from the duo’s self-titled album from 2006. The latter is said to be one of the first tracks Legrand and Scally ever recorded, so there’s a nice slice of history for you. Hopefully they’ll unveil live versions of both tracks when they hit the road this month.

“Used to Be
01 “Used to Be”
02 “Apple Orchard (Virgin 4 Track Recording”

08/09 Philadelphia, PA: Johnny Brenda’s
08/10 Baltimore, MD: Creative Alliance
08/12 Greensboro, NC: Square One
08/13 Asheville, NC: Grey Eagle
08/20 Sydney, Australia: The Hopetown
08/21 Sydney, Australia: The Hopetown
08/22 Melbourne, Australia: Roxanne Parlour
08/23 Brisbane, Australia, The Troubadour
09/24 Perth, Australia: Mojo’s
08/27 Melbourne, Australia: The Toff
08/29 Wellington, New Zealand: Bar Bodega
08/30 Auckland, New Zealand: The Kings Arms
09/27 Big Sur, CA: Fernwood Resort

More on Beach House
Feature: Ether and Lace
MP3: “Gila”

Photo by Paul O’Valle.