Thursday, 26 April 2012

Beach House: Bloom [AWESOME!]

Bloom by Beach House

From the Sub Pop website:
Bloom is the fourth full-length album by Baltimore-based Beach House. Like their previous releases (Beach House in 2006, Devotion in 2008, Teen Dream in 2010), it further develops their distinctive sound yet stands apart as a new piece of work. Bloom is meant to be experienced as an ALBUM, a singular, unified vision of the world. Though not stripped down, the many layers of Bloom are uncomplicated and meticulously constructed to ensure there is no waste. Bloom was recorded in 2011 at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, TX and mixed at Electric Lady in NYC. The band co-produced the record with Chris Coady.
Only April, but Beach House have already delivered what will most likely be the Album of the Year; seriously, this album is that good! Full of the type of lush dream pop tunes for which they are famous, Bloom is a sublime listening experience from the opening notes through to the end.

If you liked Teen Dream then you'll love this. If, like me, you loved Teen Dream, this is a must own album.

Track Listing:
  1. Myth
  2. Wild
  3. Lazuli
  4. Other People
  5. The Hours
  6. Troublemaker
  7. New Year
  8. Wishes
  9. On the Sea
  10. Irene
Bloom is released 14 May 2012 on Bella Union (UK & EU), Mistletone (Aus) and 15 May 2012 through Sub Pop (US). Hit up the links for track downloads and pre-orders.