I admit it, I am late to jump on the Beach House bandwagon. Yes, I knew their album Teen Dream received high acclaim when it came out last January, and I knew that it ended 2010 on many of the top album of the year charts, but for whatever reason I just couldn’t get into it last year. Things certainly have changed for me because now it seems that I can’t get enough of it. I’ve been listening to it nonstop lately. Really. Repeat upon repeat upon repeat of this album. My roommate is probably going to be sick of me soon, but I’ll put up with a little of his moaning if it means I can listen to just one.more.song.
This is the duo’s third album and, to me, the stand out track is the eerily romantic, Take Care. (Is “eerily romantic” even a thing? Well it is now.) The first few times I listened to this track I kept thinking it reminded me of something, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. Then it hit me – it feels very much like Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space by Spiritualized. It has this dreamy, surreal quality to it that surrounds you with the emotions of the vocals while immersing you in its dreampop textures. I feel the song while listening to it. It’s that good.
The only downside to my new Beach House obsession is the pair seems to have been MIA for the past year. They have popped up here and there throughout the year to play festivals, but their website hasn’t been updated in a while and I can’t seem to find much information about a new album or tour. Even if they don’t put out anything new, I guess I can be content having this gem of an album to listen to…on repeat.