The Baltimore dream pop duo formed in 2004, Beach House have released their fourth album this week.
Bloom has ten soft melodic indie pop tracks that make you feel like you’re floating in a dream.
There’s a simple consistent quality for their well orchestrated song structures. It resembles those daydreaming days staring out a car window. The indie rock tunes have atmospheric rhythms and real substance.
The beautiful songs flow into each other among the organization of the organ and keyboard. There are less intense hooks and experimentation with the guitar and piano unlike their previous album, Teen Dream in 2010.
Still, French-born Victoria Legrand has amazing vocals on the album that complement Baltimore Alex Scally’s craft of shimmering keyboard arpeggios and steady beats and clicks of the soothing tune “Lazuli.” Meanwile, the track, “Wishes” has an ’80s pop synth style and mixes of drums similar to Cyndi Lauper’s tender ’80s ballad “All Through The Night.”
Beach House will be touring in New York this month and then London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, Bordeaux, Pays Basque and Portugal.