Like many RX staffers, co-owner Jil Sevy is smitten with Beach House‘s third album Teen Dream, which comes bundled with a DVD featuring videos for every song (even the vinyl version has the DVD).
Here’s what Jil had to say about it:
Dream-pop doesn’t get much better than Beach House, and Teen Dream might be the Baltimore duo’s best album yet.
Built on warm organ drones and reverb-drenched guitar, Beach House’s sound could have easily remained as pleasantly monochromatic as it was on their 2006 debut. But this is the rare band that has improved (and evolved) over time, particularly in the areas of melody and instrumental interplay.
Thankfully, the richer arrangements and sonic exploration take nothing away from Victoria Legrand’s haunting, seductive vocals — in fact, they complement them quite well. Visit The Record Exchange’s CIMS listening station, step inside the Beach House and hear Teen Dream for yourself (I recommend starting with “Silver Soul”). Once you enter, you won’t want to leave.