Released: 15th May 2012
Label: Sub Pop Records
Beach House is pretty much the go-to band for anybody in need of listening to music that’s both full of different sounds and layers without having to necessarily concentrate full attention to. Ever since the release of the band’s last album Teen Dream, Beach House has certainly seen their reputation and fanbase increase tenfold.
Bloom is the new album from Beach House, and while it doesn’t necessarily revolutionise the genre of dream-pop (and thus Beach House), it certainly does display a masterclass in it, and pretty much solidifies the earlier ‘go-to band’ statement made earlier.
With acoustic drums behind the core rhythm instead of a drum machine, the atmospheres manage to appear as fleshed out as we’ve ever heard on a Beach House record. The repeated keys and synth patterns covered in reverb to make as haunting and as blissful sound as possible, creating simply gorgeous instrumentation underneath the innocent vocals of Victoria Legrand.
Bloom is an absolutely wonderful album that has its own personality, but you know it comes from the same family as Teen Dream/Devotion. It’s an absolute joy to listen to and is definitely going to remain that way for the foreseeable future. Stream it in it’s entirety below.