Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Beach House - Devotion

If somebody would ask me which album fits best when you are totally wasted after a party and on your way home, my answer would be "Devotion" without any hesitation. It's definetly one of the most beautiful albums in my collection. Beach House are a band consisting of two members from the city of Baltimore. "Devotion" is their second album and was released in 2008.

Don't compare this with all those Lo-Fi/Garage bands that pop up every day now. They are clearly influenced from the shoegaze wave of the 90s, bands like Cocteau Twins or My Bloody Valentine.

So how can I descirbe their sound? Reverb-filled guitar playing wonderful melodies accompanied by a somehow shy sounding girl who sings with alot of emotion. This is the absolutely perfect thing to listen to when you just woke up.

I've also had the chance to see them live, it was stunning! They also have released a good album last year, but I'd always recommend to start with this one.

8.5/10 Stars

Check it out if you enjoy bands like: My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Ride, Portishead, Massive Attack (the vocals and the mood), Cocteau Twins


The cover kinda sucks tho :D


Here is one of my favorite songs from this piece:

12 comments:

  1. Liked the song. I guess I'm going to try their album later on. Thanks for the tip, mate.

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  2. Thanks for the comment, nice blog. followed.

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  3. nice song, i'll see if i can find other songs of theirs that i'll like =]

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  4. i listen to my bloody valentine, portishead and massive attack so this should be good

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  5. thank you for turning me onto this great band.

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  6. no my typical genre but very heartfelt, liked it

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  7. Nah, the cover is pretty rad, will check them out.

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  8. ive got a beach house. would be nice if it werent for the 4 feet of snow

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