Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Myth” by Beach House from their 2012 album, Bloom, on Sub Pop.
Bloom, the forthcoming fourth full-length from Beach House, was written amidst the spontaneous moments of creativity and inspiration during the trials touring as Beach House. While Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand have mesmerized fans for awhile, now, with their seamless melodies, “Myth” displays Legrand’s range, deepening and brightening her vocals beyond what previous albums — Beach House, Devotion, and Teen Dream — would have us accustomed to, and keeps up with the seamless waves of melody and leans forward at the same time. As part of the bigger picture, “Myth” is the opener to an album that is meant to be consumed all at once, as the Baltimore duo aims it to be, though it is quite the teaser for an album due out in more than a month (May 15, for those of you keeping track).
There isn’t so much by way of seeing them live just yet, unless you’re in the Southwest corner of the U.S. but keep checking in with their Sub Pop tour page for updates. And, if you need a refresher on what Beach House has been up to prior, have a peek at the video for “Zebra,” from Teen Dream.