When you wake up to an email about your cancelled classes and a new Beach House track, you know it’s bound to be a pretty solid day. The Baltimore pair are one of those few bands whose new material sparks a tidal wave of internet action in the effort to get just about every man and his dog to hear it, and rightly so. A few months ago rumours abound that a follow up to the critically acclaimed Teen Dream was not only in the works but completed, titled Bloom and ready for release. Sub Pop denied the whisperings and broke a few hearts in doing so.
Well, ‘Myth’ is the reason you can go ahead and unbreak them. Like stumbling across the naked pictures of your fit as fudge ex, even the most fickle of fans couldn’t resist the familiarly breathy operatics of Victoria Legrand or the melting guitar hooks of Alex Scally – you know full well you’ve already forgiven them for their absence. Lyrically, it channels the same areas as Teen Dream, Legrand as tempting as ever, asking “what comes after this / momentary bliss”. I say asking, it’s more like telling – and you damn sure ain’t saying no.
Back to the rumour mill, and there’s a suggestion that Bloom could be set for a May 15th release via Sub Pop Records. Give ‘Myth’ a listen below, while I go off to find the smelling salts and some crutches for my weakened knees.
By Joe Abbitt
Dance Yrself Clean