New Year New Music Part Three – Beach House

Now here’s a biggie. Beach House have been around for a few years now and released some well-received albums, regularly hitting people’s end of year best-of lists, if not achieving mainstream success. They’ve got a new album out on January 26th entitled “Teen Dream”, and it expands their woozy brand of dream-pop still further.

I’ve been lucky enough to hear it and I tell you what, it’s a right grower. First few listens were pleasurable, nothing special, until suddenly you find your brain is full of these narcotic snippets of songs, nagging your synapses and persuading you to have just one more listen. Kind of like Joy Zipper on downers. Or rather, more downers. And less lounging around in bikinis.

Anyhow, enough bikini talk. Lead single “Norway” is a great example of their drowsy loveliness:

I’m very much looking forward to this one. Whilst you’re waiting, make sure you check out “Devotion” too.

MP3: Edit: Walk In The Park is no longer available following a chat with the lovely people at Bella Union. I shall post an alternative track as soon as possible. Sorry ’bout that.

Pre-Order “Teen Dream” (CD)

Buy “Devotion” (CD/MP3)