It feels like I’ve been waiting forever for the new Beach House album… it really hasn’t been that long, but when a band is this good, the urge to hear more just never goes away. Beach House, made up of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, is one of those bands that seems to have an untouchable aura around them, like they are surrounded at all times by a transparent layer of clouds. Everything they do is so perfect and beautiful, it’s almost annoying (except it’s not). Their new album, Bloom, seems to pick up where they left off with 2010’s Teen Dream, but is wiser and more refined, reflecting the band’s growth in the last two years. Legrand’s voice is as beautiful and haunting as ever, like a beacon of light shining through fog, floating on the magic carpet that is Scally’s dreamy slide guitar.
The album drops today and Beach House will be playing a sold out show at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC as part of their current tour. I’m heading up after work and can not wait to see how the new tunes translate in concert. Stay tuned for my review of the show and photos!