Over the course of four great albums, Beach House have perfected their particular brand of gauzy, wistful dream-pop. They’ve evolved in micro-adjustments, fine-tuning and tinkering with their sound, sharpening the fidelity, adding in live drums — always using the same outlines and just shading in a few more details. Their upcoming fifth LP Depression Cherry is being touted as a “return to simplicity,” and after the lush, sweeping grandeur of Bloom, it is that. But more than anything, it’s just a really good, remarkably consistent band doing what they do best, continuing to be really good and remarkably consistent. We’ve already heard early tracks like “Sparks,” “PPP,” and “Beyond Love,” and now you can stream the entire thing below via NPR.
Depression Cherry is out 8/28 via Sub Pop.