Layers of ghostly organs and twinkling electric guitars; delicate percussion; Victoria Legrand’s spellbinding coo — it’s the unique sound of Baltimore duo Beach House, who blissfully pair Mazzy Star psychedelia with hints of 1950s girl-group pop, and it’s rife on “Norway,” a track from the band’s Sub Pop debut, Teen Dream (out Jan. 26). The song just hit the web — download it below!
Does something sound familiar? Well, Legrand guested on Grizzly Bear’s SPIN-approved release Veckatimest, and the pair teamed up for “Slow Life,” one of the best songs on the chart-topping New Moon soundtrack. And expect to hear more from Beach House in 2010: if “Norway” is any indication, Teen Dream could be the band’s big breakout release!
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LISTEN: Beach House, “Norway”(DOWNLOAD MP3)