01 March 2008

I'd like to be someone / you could finally learn to love again

You know how there are some bands where all you have to do is listen to a 30 second snippet of any of their songs and you know exactly what that band is about, like they are just that sonically and aesthetically consistent and cohesive? Well Beach House is most definitely one of those bands. Much has been said about the Baltimore-based duo's gauzy dream-pop sound. Languid shoe-gazy guitar, droning organ loops and of course Victoria Legrand's rich Nico-esque vocals make for some reliably haunting music. Their recently released sophomore album Devotion doesn't stray far from their self-titled debut. And in this case, that is most definitely a good thing.

Heart of Chambers - Beach House
Gila - Beach House

1 comment:

Caitlin said...

I first found out about Beach House through Nylon magazine, & was pleasantly surpirsed to discover they were local (for me). Theirs is one of those rare CDs that i'll listen to straight through without skipping any of the songs. They're all brilliant.