This album opened my mind to a lot of new music I really enjoy today. I remember receiving the cd+dvd combo as a gift when it was released and relishing in the psychedelia of the videos created for each song. This is the peak of beach houses music, while all of their releases are worth while, none can top this masterpiece.
Favorite track: Walk in the Park.
Summer camp with your friends, hiking the woods with family, strolling the park arm-in-arm with your someone. The memories that are both sweet and painful. This is a nostalgic, joyful, and longing album.
Favorite track: Take Care.
Recorded in upstate New York, in a converted church called Dreamland with producer/engineer Chris Coady (who has worked with TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blonde Redhead, and a bunch of others) Teen Dream is the third album from the Baltimore-based duo Beach House, and their Sub Pop debut. The new album gives voice to a full universe of unbridled imagination, and the manifestation of Teen Dream has been a welcomed and all-consuming obsession for Beach House the past 9-12 months. Both the CD and LP formats of Teen Dream will arrive packaged with a companion DVD featuring a video for each song on the album, each by a different director.
This album was the first time I heard of CSH. These tunes call out to something deep inside of me. Something nostalgic, yet with the times. They never really get old. The Ballad Of Costa Concordia is, hands down, my favorite track. The song is an eleven and a half minute build-up from Will droning on about dreading life to the point of hating the morning to an all out anger-filled shout of giving up and back down again to a sound that feels almost floaty. It's incredibly satisfying. Spicy Tuna