BEACH HOUSE – ” Thank Your Lucky Stars “

Posted: December 12, 2016 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Beach House enchanted an Uptown Theater audience with its unique sounds Saturday night.

While “Depression Cherry” radiates warmth, its stately follow-up is like an ice castle sculpted from Alex Scally’s guitar textures and Victoria Legrand’s voice and keyboards. A vast, frostily majestic work, the album beckons to us from afar, trading immediacy for an enigmatic remoteness that offers new mysteries with every listen,

More composers than songwriters, Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, who perform as the duo Beach House, create soundscapes, waves of ambiance and/or dissonance that render a variety of moods and atmospheres.

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Theirs isn’t commercial music; there are few, if any, pop moments in their songs. And depending upon how deeply their listeners let themselves get involved, prolonged exposure to their music and midtempo rhythms can be either hypnotic or monotonous. Legrand the band’s lead singer and keyboardist. Her voice (think of Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star or Julee Cruise) is pretty in an interesting way. Amid the sounds that surround it — drums, synthesized noises and Scally’s ornate guitar forays — her voice becomes another instrument, another layer of sound.

“Thank Your Lucky Stars” is the 6th album from Beach House (and 2nd new full length of 2015)! The band have the following to say about it:  Slow music for the soul. I think I like it a little more than Depression Cherry.

“Thank Your Lucky Stars is our sixth full length record. It was written after “Depression Cherry” from July 2014 – November 2014 and recorded during the same session as Depression Cherry. The songs came together very quickly and were driven by the lyrics and the narrative. In this way, the record feels very new for us, and a great departure from our last few records. Thematically, this record often feels political. It’s hard to put it into words, but something about the record made us want to release it without the normal “campaign.” We wanted it to simply enter the world and exist.
Thank you very much,
Beach House”

released October 16th, 2015

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