Retreating to a desolate location in upstate New York to record their third album, the duo of Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand emerged with a stunning collection of songs. Highlights like "Norway captivate with Victoria's seductive vocals on top of a woozy backdrop of psychedelic guitars and panting harmonies.
The albums ten songs are full and robust compositions, each song taking the time to develop and thaw out. Songs like the album opener, "Zebra", build upon layers of sound before unfolding a powerful, haunting chorus.
Teen Dream is the duo's third release since forming in 2006. And the test of Teen Dream is not how immediate the songs are, but rather how they linger. The slow pace and dreamy atmosphere created by Beach House lends itself to how inviting Teen Dream actually is.