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Beach House on World Cafe | February 1, 2013

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Sitting down with Beach House is a bit like listening to the band's music. No matter how many times we feature Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, they impress with their relaxed complexity and refreshing insight into how music can work.

Last May, the duo released its fourth album, Bloom, which dramatically boosted the profile of Beach House's dreamy, hazy sound. Since then, Legrand and Scally have toured extensively and worked on other projects, including a new short film called Forever Still.

In today's episode of World Café, the band plays songs from Bloom and offers insight into its creative process. (Link)

Tracklisting

(( )) for interlude music

HOUR 1

The Smiths "How Soon is Now" The Singles
The Smithereens "Blood & Roses" Especially For You
Frightened Rabbit "The Woodpile" Pedestrian Verse
((Beach House "Some Things Last A Long Time" Beach House))
Beach House "Wishes" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Beach House "Real Love" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Beach House "Myth" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Beach House "Turtle Island" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Beach House "Myth" Bloom))
Ray Lamontagne "Trouble" Trouble
Junip "Line of Fire" Line of Fire
The Alabama Shakes "Hold On" The Alabama Shakes
J.J. Cale "After Midnight" Special Edition
((Minus The Bear "Diamond Lightning" Infinity Overhead))

HOUR 2

The Reivers "Breathing Easy" Pop Beloved
Ben Gibbard "Bigger Than Love" Former Lives
Eels "Peach Blossom" Wonderful Glorious
Drive-By Truckers "Used To Be A Cop" Go Go Boots
World Party "Ship of Fools" Private Revolution
((Geology "Along The Road" The Neighboring Sea))
Cayucas "Cayucos" Like Wildfire
Calexico "Splitter" Agliers
Neil Young "Cinnamon Girl" Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
((The Revelations "Heavy Metal" Deep Soul))
Hey Marseilles "Heart Beats" Lines We Trace
The Avett Brothers "Live and Die" The Carpenter
Nick Drake "Time Has Told Me" Five Leaves Left
Badly Drawn Boy "Something to Talk About" About A Boy Soundtrack
Guards "Ready To Go" In Guards We Trust