Beach House #4 - Myth

How do you follow up an album as universally well received as 'Teen Dream'? Do you change direction and risk alienating the fans who enjoyed your last album or do you try and progress your sound yet placify those fans who discovered you on what was actually your third album? I'm sure that was part of a dilemma that faced Beach House, after 'Teen Dream' saw the Baltimore duo catapult to almost mainstream heights of exposure and play venues such as Shepherds Bush alongside prime festival slots around the world, the answer, quite sensibly in my opinion, is the latter.

New track "Myth", shared with the world today follows the same magisterial, melodic dream-pop sensibilities that brought swooning reviews from all quarters but seems more dramatic and larger in scale, perhaps learning from their live shows where they are joined by live drummers. The twinkling keys and shimmering guitars wrap around Victoria's trademark vocal, much like 'Take Care', "Zebra", "Walk in the Park" etc etc, "Myth" is simply luscious and will bring all sorts of goosebumps to lovers and dreamers all over the world.

Their forth album has yet to be officially announced, hopefully due spring / early summer. Edit - it's now been announced and is due via (as ever) Bella Union in Europe on May 14th (details). Cannot wait. Beach House are also amongst the initial line-up of End of the Road and also play two UK shows at the end of May, double excitement.