Beach House Bloom

Beach House were the revelation of 2010 when they newly signed to “the Motown of indie labels” Subpob, then released Teen Dream and started to sell out venues around the world. Now two years later Bloom drops, and – surprise! – Beach House’s sound has not changed an iota since their breakthrough. It really feels like more of the same minor-key, lushly performed dream-pop they perfected on Teen Dream. Perhaps a little bit more polished, though a little less focused as well, which is in some sense a symptom of the definite lack of surprises here: First single Myth reveals their knack for killer melodies, while Victoria Legrand’s confident and distinctive voice makes the most of Troublemaker‘s reverb-filled panorama. So more of the same, perhaps, but also more of the same wonderful music.

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