BEACH HOUSE: iTUNES SESSION

by nick

Last week, Bella Union released a preview of “White Moon,” one of six new recordings from Beach House courtesy of an iTunes session which will debut on Monday, September 13th. It’s a sweet surprise for those who yearn for more after overplaying Teen Dream for the past nine months. In truth, five of the iTunes tracks are actually reworkings of songs off the January release, but they’ll surely offer a change of pace from the original recordings. Alex Scally of Beach House notes: “We recorded these six songs after touring for 12 straight weeks. Whenever we are asked to record stripped-down versions of our songs, we cringe, because for us this means that all of the subtlety and attention to detail will be lost, and a rich song will be turned into a bland, generic song. So, when iTunes offered to have us record a stripped-down live session, we were very hesitant. We found out that we could record with our friend Chris Coady, and we agreed, believing we might be able to make it meaningful. During the week or two of sound-checks leading up to the recording, we worked through the songs and attempted to rewrite them with fewer and different tones. Listeners can judge whether or not we were able to make these ‘stripped-down’ versions mean something.”

Beach House – White Moon (i-Tunes Sessions) by Bella Union

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