The saturated desert hues and retro motel settings of this video (shot during a recent West Coast tour in the desert outside LA with director Matt Amato) are visually stunning. The fact that this is such a marvelous song makes it even better.
Baltimore duo Beach House remind me of a female-fronted Fleet Foxes on this outing: a lot of space inside the song, a haunting build, but with that persistent and anchoring tambourine rhythm.
Following their sophomore album Devotion earlier this year, Beach House just released a new limited-edition 7″ with this song on the a-side, and the b-side featuring a 4-track demo version of “Apple Orchard” (from the Beach House S/T album) recorded three years to the month before the new song.
The b-side is one of the first things Alex and Victoria recorded together as Beach House. Their third full-length is anticipated sometime in ’09.
BEACH HOUSE TOUR DATES
Dec. 06 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts*
Dec. 09 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg #
Dec. 10 Providence, RI Club Hell #
Dec. 11 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall #
Dec. 12 Boston, MA Museum of Fine Arts #
Jan. 19 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern*
Jan. 20 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda*
Jan. 21 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore*
Jan. 23 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom*
Jan. 24 Seattle, WA Neumos*
* = w/ The Walkmen
# = w/ Tickley Feather