By Christiana Bartolini | April 19th, 2012
Shit man, Beach House never quits. Nor do I want them to. But seriously, they’re probably actually wizards or aliens. They have the gift of musical hypnotism. They’ve just released their first official single, “Lazuli,” from their upcoming album, Bloom, which is set to drop on May 15.
“Lazuli” has a thicker than usual emphasis on synthesizers and electronic effects of the sort. Beach House has stepped up their experimentation with lush 80s influences without leaning too far towards once specific style. The vocals are dreamier than ever, sounding slightly stacked with soft, breathy layers. There is a noticeable lack in the well-known lead guitar that we’ve all gotten used to expecting but the song makes up for it with so many layers of keyboards and synthesizers. Make no mistake, the guitar is still there, just not as pronounced. It’s easy to get carried away with so many synthesized electronics but Beach House has achieved that delicate and tasteful balance as always.
Beach House really knows how to spoil their fans. so it’s obvious that their newest album, Bloom, is highly anticipated. That’s why you should stay tuned for some more reviews to come in the very near future!!