Posts Tagged ‘Beach House’

Lovelier Other

February 23rd, 2013 | Mp3 Posts | 1 Comment

Sorry, rippin another from P4k, but this one really impressed me – minimal, whispery dream-pop(?) and their early Beach House makes sense. Lovelier Other. When you see this dude, send me the secret EP you’ve got in the works.

Top 10 Albums Of 2012 (5-1)

December 23rd, 2012 | Features | 0 Comments

And here are the final 5.

5. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Amazing that after all this time and so many album J. Spaceman can still make as excellent and touching an album as this one. The guy doesn’t even really do much different, he just does it really, really well.

4. Julia Holter – Ekstasis

I’ve been a fan of Holter since Live Tapes, but on Ekstasis she finally pulls all her shit together to make an artful masterpiece full of hooks. If only it didn’t have that annoying “Goddess’ Eyes”…twice…

3. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan

Though not as focused and incontestable as Bitte Orca, Swing Lo Magellan continued the Dirty Projectors‘ winning streak with a collection of songs that were consistently innovative and auditorally delightful.

2. Grimes – Visions

Perhaps the single biggest breakout of the year – though Grimes‘ previous releases displayed her unique sound and vision and were recognized as such, Visions saw her leaping far ahead to create a fully cohesive and original work of art-pop that exceeded expectatiions across the board. For most artists as young as the 24-year-old Grimes, one would say they would forward to hearing what’s next – with Grimes of course we all do, but to in any way suggest that this album is less than the work of an already great, matured artist would be unjust.

1. Beach House – Bloom

The little guitar and organ duo that could do it again, following up the hugely lauded Teen Dream with an LP perhaps just as good, if not in some ways better. The minimalist rock duo approach has been a no-biggie since The White Stripes broke shit down in the early aughts, but Beach House show again how incredible a band can sound by making the most of a few tools in their pocket to maximum effect. And the melodies! The vocals! The guitar sounds! The lyrics! Overall, just another really, really great album from the Baltimore duo.

March Mix

April 9th, 2012 | The Mix | 0 Comments

So March was cool. I did a lot of school work, turned 22, and heard a lot of cool music. Here’s some cool tunes.

1. Speedy Ortiz – Taylor Swift

2. Stagnant Pools – Consistency

3. Chevalier Avant Garde – Axion

4. Roman Ruins – Wildflower

5. Beach House – Myth

6. Wtchs – YNG ADLTS

7. Holograms – ABC City

8. Gliss – Morning Light

9. John Maus – No Title (Molly)

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Roman Ruins

March 17th, 2012 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

So, this Oakland dude Graham Hill who makes music under the pseudonym Roman Ruins also gigs as the drummer of this band called Beach House. And he’s an architect. Busy guy it seems. He made this like whole album that’s pretty cool but nobody knows about it. But they should, especially cuz it’s available digitally PWYC. (via PRTLS)

Have You Heard The New…Beach House?

March 7th, 2012 | Features | 0 Comments

Looks like those rumours about a new Beach House album being on the horizon might have some substance to them after all. Not sure when this happened, but some time in the last couple hours, the Baltimore duo tossed this new song, “Myth”, up on their website.

How does it sound? Pretty awesome. Despite the dollop of attention heaped upon them after their last album Teen Dream topped like a bunch of Best Of 2010 lists, the production is still as minimal and charming as ever. Maybe it’s slightly busier sounding than they usually sound, but only like barely. This is still the sound of a heartbreak in slow motion. We can only hope the album – which may or may not be called Bloom – is as good all the way through. Could it be better than Teen Dream? Unlikely. Most band’s never hit peaks like that in their career, and when they do they seldom do again. But it’ll probably still be really, really great.