Beach House

Just as their name evokes a certain image, so too does their music – the ethereal, dreamy numbers summoning-up idealic romance touched with a French kiss. This half-American half French duo belong to the new New Wave, inspired by the melody-led electronic music of the late 70s and Early 80s that made the name of the likes of Depeche Mode and Human League.  Their latest album, ‘Bloom’, takes this one step further: a blend of sweet melancholy, where pop meets poetry of French chansonThese songs are sensual: listen carefully and you’ll detect the slick soul of John Barry, the nicotine-stained sexy of Serge Gainsbourg. The Beach House’s love affair with cinema is indeed in ‘Bloom’, and they even found an opportunity to make a short film, ‘Forever Still’, in the desert of El Paso, Texas, where they recorded album. They also chose renowned video director Eric Wareheim for the video of their track ‘Wishes’ (which features on ‘Bloom’) starring Ray Wise, known for his dark characters including a role in David Lynch’s masterpiece ‘Twin Peaks’The result is a kind of surreal dream involving horses and fireworks, an adult fairytale that suits the sound of Beach House perfectly. The group plays the Fillmore of San Francisco April 16.


Pierfrancesco Pacoda

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