"What comes after this momentary bliss?" Victoria Legrand ponders on "Myth". Don't expect an answer anytime soon. You're in glacial Beach House time. ~Inessa
I loved Pitchfork's overview of the new album. "Beach House's decision to call this record Bloom is almost too perfect. Over the course of four albums that's exactly what this band has done. Two people from Baltimore started by making incense-smelling, curtains-drawn bedroom pop. Now, eight years later, they make luminous, sky-sized songs that conjure some alternate universe where Cocteau Twins have headlined every stadium on Atlantis.
"Bloom" is also what these 10 songs do, each one starting with the sizzle of a lit fuse and at some fine moment exploding like a firework in slow motion. The word captures the music's slow sonority: the round, gleaming edges of Alex Scally's arpeggios and how, in Victoria Legrand's unhurried mouth, all words seem to have a few extra vowels."
And once you've worked your way through their albums, it's reassuring to think they don't go changing too much. But apparently, "bloom" they do.
Look for Beach House at The Roseland September 30th. And check out their David Letterman moment, below.