Grizzly Bear: Two Weeks

“Would you always—maybe sometimes—make it easy? Take your time.”

In addition to Slow Life, from the Twilight: New Moon soundtrack, Victoria Legrand also appeared on the Grizzly Bear’s Two Weeks, from their Veckatimest album. I did not know that at all until I just now started Googling Grizzly Bear and Victoria Legrand, but upon further review, there she is, in the album credits. I see she fills in some of the high-end backing vocals. Read more

Grizzly Bear: Slow Life

“Place your bets on chance and apathy, from the wind in front of me. Even though you’re the only I see …”

I adored Grizzly Bear’s Slow Life a couple years before I ever heard of Beach House. Only well after enjoying Beach House’s Teen Dream album was I able to make the connection that Victoria Legrand, vocalist for Beach House, also performed the vocals on Slow Life. Read more

Beach House: Walk in the Park

~ “In and out of my life, you would slip from my mind in a matter of time.”

Walk in the Park is probably the highlight of Teen Dream, though it is still hard to pick. I happened to find the lyrics most relatable, about people coming into and going out of my life, and eventually slipping from my mind to some extent. I’m sure most people can relate to this type of lyric, which I think is what gives Beach House it’s broad appeal. Read more

Beach House: Zebra

~ “Any way you run, you run before us. Black and white horse, arching among us.”

It’s February 26, 2017. I’ve got flowers blooming in front of my house. The temperature will be in the 60s later in the week. The Erin Express launches down Wildwood in two short weeks. In honor of our early spring this year, I’m treating myself to a little Beach House mini-marathon. Read more