i have that on vinyl.

how many hipsters does it take to screw in a light bulb?

teen dream

Posted by ihtov on November 23, 2009

I’ve encountered my first 2010 release in Beach House‘s Sub Pop debut release Teen Dream. Some of the blogs that I read are already saying nice things about the duo’s third full-length album, and I must agree with them.

Beach House is an indie band in all the polite senses of the word, and their songs really do sound like lush dreams. Victoria Legend has a fantastic voice that warrants both Nico and Mazzy Star comparisons, but she is more accessible with a blue-collar sensibility that feels natural instead of pretentious. The instrumental compositions offered up by Victoria and bandmate Alex Scally are nuanced yet satisfying, textured like a surrealistic landscape oil painting, but without the stagnation that can so easily accompany bands who play slower music meant to fill both space and time. Sure, this is a great headphone record, but also one that translates well to the old fashioned stereo (and I am thankful for a vinyl release).

“Norway” is the first single off Teen Dream, and it is readily available across the internets. Teen Dream hits US stores on January 26, 2010 in vinyl and CD formats. Also, according to Pitchfork, the album “will be released with a DVD containing a video for every song.”

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