Who here is super duper crazy excited that Beach House is gearing up to release a fifth full length album? I know I am, and my heart skipped a beat when the Baltimore dream pop duo revealed a new song off the coming release. Sparks, however, seems different from songs off previous 2012 album Bloom. Sure, it’s still dreamy, but it’s also a lot more of an experimental electronic song, darker and more shoegaze noisy. Beach House gave me one of my most memorable Treasure Island Music Festival moments, something I’ll always remember them for. It was sunset, they were playing the Tunnel Stage, and I went on the Ferris wheel. As the sun disappeared behind the regal San Francisco skyline and the bay’s reflective shimmers slowly faded, Victoria Legrand cooed beautifully and tenderly over their swirly, languorous indie rock, and I was lost in a moment of complete and utter perfection. I can envision that happening all over again listening to Sparks despite its ringing clang. It’s a song that seems to smooth out and draw you in more with every passing second. There’s an electrifying hum to Sparks, underneath all that hazy beauty and languid charm, and it adds to the reverie inducing effect of Beach House’s gorgeous music. New album Depression Cherry will be out August 28th on Sub Pop.

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