Beach House is my second installment of great albums I initially overlooked in 2010. For some reason I automatically lumped them into the same category as bands like Animal Collective and assumed that I wasn’t cool enough. Beach House is either more accessible or I’ve finally discovered my inner-hipster.
I gave up baths long ago because I didn’t like washing my face with water I was sitting in, but I remember them being relaxing. Listening to Teen Dream is like taking a bubble bath without getting wet. Its the perfect album for atmosphere , to play in the background without creating distractions. Its brilliantly dreamy without being pretentious. Calling out a few tracks is difficult because Teen Dream is best consumed as a full meal, but if I were forced to do so, Id mention Zebra, Silver Soul, and Walk In The Park.
Beach House is the creation of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally from Baltimore. Alex works the slide guitar while Victoria provides the keys, organ and vocals. Teen Dream is their third release. I’ve yet to listen to the other two.