Beach House has provided a steady flow of a particular brand of dream pop for the last eight years and, most recently, released its fourth studio album Bloom on Sub Pop. It some cases, however, its refreshing to revisit something you may have missed or just forgot. White Moon was released in 2010 on an iTunes Session EP, and previous to this remix, I had never heard it.
Vocalist Victoria Legrand carries a deep, soothing resonance while she plays the keyboard and Alex Scally maintains a bright constancy on guitar. Beach House, for me, has always been for that quiet afternoon of reflection or for moments when solitude seems the only option. But JAQUES opens up a new door for White Moon. He adds some grit and bite to the originally sentimental tone, and the confusion and heartbreak of the lyrics is felt a little deeper.
Down the hill I looked so fast
Feel the moon, it doesn’t last
Troubled boy and lucky girl
Bring me back into your world
Call your name when you are gone
Longest night before the dawn
Hard to catch this side of you
Do you want me two on two?
White moon beam on my back.”
JAQUES is out of Austin, TX and has been relatively quiet since last year. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that he hits me soon with something just as tastefully, groove-worthy as this. Enjoy the weekend, and don’t dance too hard.