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Beach House – Play the Game  (Queen cover)

When filtered through Beach House’s characteristic aesthetic, this song sounds like it was written for them. According to GvsB, it was left off the recent Dark Was the Knight compilation, which surprises me. Not just because it’s a quality trac, but because my main quibble with the release was that it seemed like they didn’t leave off anything. For the time being, you can download this as a bonus track on iTunes and watch the video for the original below.

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Beach House – Holy Dances

It’s only natural to imagine Victoria Legrand as an ageing chanteuse and intimidating seductress. With that sultry timbre, it’s a pre-conception that’s fully deserved. As she reclines on a sofa dressed all in black, one hand resting on her leather waist belt while the other holds a bottle of beer, the only thing to suggest that she may not be a modern-day Nico is her baby-faced complexion. But then she speaks…and the pre-conception remains just that. (more…)

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Beach House – ‘Gila’

While the heavy-hearted dynamic that characterised Beach House’s debut is alive and well, Devotion boasts a much more expansive pallet. It’s denser, more colourful, and seems intent on asserting itself as much more alive and reactive than its predecessor. But while these are welcome additions, they do little to put any considerable distance between the new material and the characteristically moody ballads that comprised the first album.

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From Baltimore duo Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, this is one of my favourite songs I’ve heard this year. (more…)

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