Posts tagged ‘Beach House’
This dark new video for Beach House’s track, “Wild”, from off the record “Bloom”, was directed Johan Renck. The song begins with glistening keyboard, haunting guitar and these sullen opening lyrics: “My mother said to me that I would get in trouble / Our father won’t come home, cause he is seeing double.” – David D. Robbins Jr.
In case you missed it, Beach House (aka Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally), visited the KCRW show “Morning Becomes Eclectic” a few days ago in support of their latest record, “Bloom”. You can stream the full 43-minute show above. You can purchase the CD here at the band’s official website. Next on the horizon is a Friday the 13th show featuring Indian-British artist Nitin Sawhney. – David D. Robbins Jr.
Being a massive film buff and collector, this Air conceptual album, “Le Voyage Dan La Lune”, really intrigued me when I first heard about it. But there was nothing yet to hear, until today. Air and Beach House singer Victoria Legrand teamed up for a song called “Seven Stars”. Air originally were commissioned to write a piece of music for a restored color print of Georges Méliès 1902 silent film “Journey to the Moon”. They must have enjoyed creating the work, because they decided to extend the soundtrack into a fully-fledged record. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Méliès, he’s one of film’s earliest innovators, and discovered ways of presenting what we now might term as cinematic magic effects like time-lapse. You have to imagine being back in the late 17th century, and seeing what amounts to images of real people, doing things that seemed magnificent through Méliès’ brilliant manipulation of the art. You can hear this combo of Air and Beach House at NME.com. The song is a beautiful melding of two subtly atmospheric talents. It’s been awhile now since Air first broke onto the scene with “Moon Safari” in 1998, followed by the soundtrack to “The Virgin Suicides”, and leading all the way to 2009’s “Love 2″. “Le Voyage Dans La Lune” is expected to be released on February 7, 2012, and can be pre-ordered now at ITunes. The band’s website suggests that the digital and hard-copy CD/DVD Limited Edition version will include the 16-minute film with the new soundtrack. Note: Much of Méliès’ film work is available online through the public domain, but the Flickr Alley distribution company has a wonderful set to purchase, which you can read about here. – David D. Robbins Jr.
ODE TO WINTER: Bah-humbug to holiday songs. Okay, I normally don’t post Christmas music from bands, because it’s always just so bad. And I just don’t like it. But I like this track from Beach House. It’s perfect for staring out your iced-over window, reflecting on how long you’ll have to wait for spring. It’s a pretty song. Think I’ll just warm my hands around the vocals of Victoria Legrand. Hmmmm. Now that’s better. — David D. Robbins Jr.