Dark, dreamy, and alluringly hypnotic indie rock.
This compilation contains every song Beach House – aka Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand – has made that does not exist on one of their albums. The band explains:
“When we announced that we were releasing a B-sides and rarities album, someone on Twitter asked, “B-sides record? Why would Beach House put out a B-sides record? Their A-sides are like B-sides.” This random person has a point. Our goal has never been to make music that is explicitly commercial. Over the years, as we have worked on our 6 LPs, it wasn’t the “best” or most catchy songs that made the records, just the ones that fit together to make a cohesive work. Accordingly, our B-sides are not songs that we didn’t like as much, just ones that didn’t have a place on the records we were making.”
Label: Sub Pop
Play: 1, 2, 5, 6, 14
RIYL: Grizzly Bear, Lower Dens, Mazzy Star, My Bloody Valentine, Tashaki Miyaki, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Tennis