Pitchfork babies Beach House are another product of the sonic empire/website's desire to force the masses
to listen to and love what we now call "indie" music. Indie music these days is starting to sound more and more like the same old same old, but hey, people go nuts over it. Beach House is the perfect tool for this sort of musical masturbation fodder. They're from Baltimore and there's a French female singer. Come on, now. They're what those who consider themselves "in the know" dig. And you (in the) know who you are.
The duo played what sounds an otherworldly set at the Fillmore Miami Beach last week, well covered by our sister paper Miami New Times
. There, they performed all but one, according to MNT
, of the tracks off of their fourth album, Bloom
, which drops today, May 15. Indie panties were heard dropping throughout South Beach that night. Today they will again, as the musical "elite" run out to snap up one of these vinyl bad boys.
You can pick up a CD or LP at Radio-Active Records, where there will be schwag. This includes a free poster and the potential to win a special edition glow in the dark LP -- only 250 were pressed -- a Beach House 45, and Sub Pop label tees. Sweat Records in Miami is hosting a Beach House happy hour listening session for the diehards from 5 to 7 p.m. Grab a drink next door at Churchill's to increase listening pleasure.
To purchase these, go to Radio-Active Records, 845 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, and Sweat Records, 5505 NE Second Ave., Miami.
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