Beach House's hugely anticipated new album "Bloom" (Subpop Records) comes out TODAY and we are extremely excited to be part of this release. Mastered at The Lodge late 2011, "Bloom" is already getting the kind of momentum and attention indie bands would dream about these days.
From the band's origination, masters of composition, Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand, have been utilizing their impressive technical ability to bring swathes of layered emotion through very simple instrumentation. Things have slightly changed since the release of their 3rd album "Teen Dream" exalting the band to a more confident sound while keeping their minimalist signature vibrato synths, arpeggiated guitars and Legrand's reverb-ed vocals in check.
With the immediate success of 2010's "Teen Dream", the band recently revealed to Pitchfork their steadfast decision to not change their sound as most bands do when faced with that kind of pressure/attention. "I hate it when bands change between records," Scally said "That's not the way we work."
Teaming up with producer/engineer Chris Coady again (Blonde Redhead, TV On The Radio, Grizzly Bear) "Bloom" has captured what is considered the band's most emotive and tightest effort. The critics are raving and Pitchfork has reviewed the album with a whopping 9.1 rating! You can read the review here.
Already a contender for 2012's top albums of the year lists, "Bloom" is not to be missed! Head over to NPR and stream the entire album here or buy the album on iTunes.