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Beach House on World Cafe | February 25, 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.

This World Cafe session was originally published on February 1, 2013. (Link)



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World Party “Show Me To the Top” Goodbye Jumbo

The Postal Service “A Tattered Line of String” Give Up

The Rolling Stones “In Another Land” Their Satanic Majesties Request

Andrew Bird “Imitosis” Armchair Apocrypha

((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))

Shout Out Louds “Sugar” Optica

Arcade Fire “Ready To Start” The Suburbs

Leagues “Spotlight” You Belong Here

((Titus Andronicus “In A Big City” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

The Cure “Fascination Street” Disintegration

Jacco Gardner “Clear The Air” Cabinet of Curiosities

Jacco Gardner “Puppets Dangling” Cabinet of Curiosities

Echo & The Bunnymen “The Killing Moon” Songs to Learn & Sing

Low “Just Make It Stop” The Invisible Way

((Ben Folds Five “Song For The Dumped” Forever And Ever Amen))

The Alabama Shakes “Hang Loose” Boys & Girls

The Hombres “Let It All Hang Out” Elizabethtown Soundtrack

Shovels and Rope “Birmingham” O’ Be Joyful

((Terry Callier “You Goin’ Miss Your Candyman” What Color Is Love))

Jim James “Know Til Now” Regions of Light and Sound of God

Calexico “Alone Again Or” Calexico

Kopecky Family Band “Heartbeat” Kids Raising Kids

Gomez “Get Miles” Bring It On

10,000 Maniacs “Don’t Go Back To Rockville” Candy Everybody Wants EP