Friday, January 29, 2010

Exclusive:: Little Girls covers Beach House

photo by Nicola Acker

It's no surprise that the latest LP from Sub Poppers, Beach House has been hoisted on a pedestal by the online music community. Teen Dream is a record with almost no flaws; from feel to sequencing to the strides the band made without losing the soul of what made the project great to begin with, the Baltimore outfit delivered when the critical eye was locked in and poised to critique.

Every time I listen, I become fixated with 10 Mile Stereo, a track that starts with the potential of the open road, but one that slowly builds momentum with each slow turn of the engine. The energy of the track keeps building until you want to surge forward without fear or repercussion. The band plays to that unbridled emotion perfectly, letting you run wild until they ease off the gas and let the song, and the listener song coast to the finish.

Hearing that Josh from Little Girls wanted to put his spin on the track was obviously exciting. The cover fits perfectly into his trademark dark, muddy sounds that took a bedroom project from obscurity to Pitchfork (and our Best-of list), but still holds the core of the original close, with affection and respect. It's not as optimistic or invigorating - Josh's distorted vocals give the song a different feel than the purity and power of Victoria's voice - but the haunted, almost tormented feel makes it just as enjoyable.

MP3:: Little Girls - 10 Mile Stereo

MP3:: Beach House - 10 Mile Stereo

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Posted at 7:25 AM by ack :: 1 comments

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At 4:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous did sayeth:

Both versions are amazing. I have to say, I kind of like that dark version a bit more. But it can be seen as a beautiful reflection of the original. The picture chosen, works perfectly too. Cudos for the post.


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