Beach House – Teen Dream - 2010 Indie Rock - Sealed 2LP
Beach House – Teen Dream
Sub Pop – SP 845, Sub Pop – SP845
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
Teen Dream is a LP/DVD set. The DVD consists of videos for each album track, with directors chosen by the band.
Includes coupon for download of the album.
Tracks DVD-8, DVD-11: Thanks Beach House, Blue Leader, Dina Kelberman, Evan Moritz, House of Lies, Lizzy Hayes and Chester Gwazda, MICA Illustration Department, Sarah Fask
Released in a gatefold cover.
DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC
26 Jan 2010
A1 Beach House - Zebra 4:48
A2 Beach House - Silver Soul 4:58
A3 Beach House - Norway 3:54
B1 Beach House - Walk In The Park 5:22
B2 Beach House - Used To Be
Lyrics By [Part Of] – Alex*
C1 Beach House - Lover Of Mine 5:06
C2 Beach House - Better Times 4:23
D1 Beach House - 10 Mile Stereo 5:03
D2 Beach House - Real Love 5:20
D3 Beach House - Take Care 5:48
DVD-1 –Beach House Used To Be
Film Director [Director] – Sean Pecknold
DVD-2 –Beach House Better Times
Film Director [Director] – Jon Leone
DVD-3 –Beach House Walk In The Park
Film Director [Director] – Allen Cordell
DVD-4 –Beach House Zebra
Film Director [Director] – Mark Brown (12)
DVD-5 –Beach House 10 Mile Stereo
Film Director [Director] – Kari Altmann
DVD-6 –Beach House Silver Soul
Film Director [Director] – Victoria Legrand
DVD-7 –Beach House Lover Of Mine
Film Director [Director] – Sean Honey
DVD-8 –Showbeast & Beach House Norway (Snorway)
Band [Showbeast Is] – Alan Resnick, Benjamin Beast, Erin GleesonChoreography [Performance Enhancer] – Lola PiersonFilm Director [Directed By] – ShowbeastMusic By [Original Music] – Drew SwinburnePerformer [Cast: Abe Lincoln / Westby's Feet] – Alan ResnickPerformer [Cast: Kasey Tang / Star Beast] – Erin GleesonPerformer [Cast: Mark Sleebes] – Ryan SyrellPerformer [Cast: Nose Raptor] – Drew SwinburnePerformer [Cast: Snow Beast / Westby] – Benjamin BeastPerformer [Puppeteers] – Aimee Lusty, Jordan Card, Keith Lea, Liz Donadio, Ryan SyrellPerformer [Song "Norway"] – Beach HousePresenter – Beach House, Showbeast
DVD-9 –Beach House Real Love
Film Director [Director] – Matt Amato
DVD-10 –Beach House Take Care
Film Director [Directed By] – Kevin Drew & Co.
DVD-11 –Showbeast & Beach House Snorway
Band [Showbeast Is] – Alan Resnick, Benjamin Beast, Erin GleesonChoreography [Performance Enhancer] – Lola PiersonFilm Director [Directed By] – ShowbeastMusic By [Original Music] – Drew SwinburnePerformer [Cast: Abe Lincoln / Westby's Feet] – Alan ResnickPerformer [Cast: Kasey Tang / Star Beast] – Erin GleesonPerformer [Cast: Mark Sleebes] – Ryan SyrellPerformer [Cast: Nose Raptor] – Drew SwinburnePerformer [Cast: Snow Beast / Westby] – Benjamin BeastPerformer [Puppeteers] – Aimee Lusty, Jordan Card, Keith Lea, Liz Donadio, Ryan SyrellPresenter – Beach House, Showbeast
Copyright (c) – Sub Pop Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sub Pop Records
Copyright (c) – Steve Bloom Images
Copyright (c) – Alamy
Engineered At – Dreamland Recording Studios
Engineered At – DNA Studios (5)
Mixed At – Dreamland Recording Studios
Mixed At – DNA Studios (5)
Mastered At – The Exchange
Mastered At – Golden Mastering
Mastered At – Record Technology Incorporated – 18667
Band [Beach House Is] – Alex Scally, Victoria Legrand
Composed By, Arranged By – Beach House
Design Concept [Art Conceived Of By] – Beach House
Drums – Dan Franz* (tracks: A1 to C2, D3), Graham Hill (2) (tracks: D1, D2)
Engineer, Mixed By – Chris Coady
Guitar, Bass [Basses], Organ [Organs], Piano, Harmony Vocals [Harmony Voice], Recorded By [4 Track] – Alex*
Layout, Cover [Cover Design], Design [Cover Design] – Dustin Summers
Lyrics By – Victoria*
Mastered By – Nilesh Patel
Painting [Zebra Painting] – Katie Rose
Percussion [Perc.] – Dan Franz* (tracks: A1, A2, C2), Graham Hill (2) (tracks: A3 to C1, D1, D2)
Performer [Players Are] – Alex*, Dan Franz*, Graham Hill (2), Victoria*
Photography By [Back Cover] – Steve Bloom (3)
Photography By [Lyric Book And Mirror Photos] – Frank Hamilton (2)
Photography By [Zebra Photo] – Monique Crabb
Producer – Beach House, Chris Coady
Voice, Keyboards [Keys], Organ [Organs], Bells [Bells From Outer Space] – Victoria*
Written-By – Beach House
Engineered and mixed at Dreamland and DNA Studios in July 2009, mastered at Exchange
Back cover photo © Steve Bloom Images/Alamy
© ℗ 2010 Sub Pop Records.
Track DVD-8 features "Norway" playing over the subtitled version of the video on Track DVD-11.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (Text): 0 98787 08451 1
Barcode (String): 098787084511
Matrix / Runout (Side A): SP-845-A GOLDEN 18667.1(3)...
Matrix / Runout (Side B): SP-845-B GOLDEN 18667.2(3)...
Matrix / Runout (Side C): SP-845-C GOLDEN 18667.3(3)...
Matrix / Runout (Side D): SP-845-D GOLDEN 18667.4(3)...
Matrix / Runout (DVD): IR 845.1.A VA01
Mastering SID Code (DVD): IFPI L906
"The interplay between Victoria Legrand's voice and droning keyboards and Alex Scally's guitars is still the key element of the band's aesthetic. But here, each song has its own palette, which creates new possibilities. So the repetitive guitar figure, double-time kick drum, and crashing cymbals in the opening "Zebra" immediately suggest movement, signaling that this record will have a dramatic sweep unheard on the band's more pensive beginnings. And the whispery "ah-ah-ah" backing vocals that open "Norway" imply a new openness to the allure of pop pleasure, as that bit of ear candy finds a sharp contrast in the seasick-sounding slide that hovers over the verses. More somber ballads like "Better Times" and "Silver Soul" have the thick, churning gloom familiar from earlier records, but they acquire more force by being placed alongside tracks that allow for more light. Front to back, the arrangements and sequencing are superb.
Despite the brighter, more pop-informed sound and an album title that brings to mind the hazy nostalgia of youth, Teen Dream has a pretty sad heart. Because the music is so effective, the churn of emotions is there even when you don't know exactly what Legrand is singing about (this can happen easily with her unusual phrasing). But a closer listen reveals songs about uncertainty, doubt, and feeling beaten down by the world. "Walk in the Park" sounds romantic on paper, but this is a journey taken alone as a way to try and forget someone who is no longer around. The choppy verses, nudged along by the sort of cheap drum machine Beach House use expertly to suggest loneliness, explode sideways into a shimmering chorus that finds Legrand busting out a time-heals-all-wounds affirmation over a calliope organ. This chorus turn is a big moment that gets more affecting with more listens, lunging from resigned sorrow to an anxious plea, and it accomplishes this mood swing with a damn catchy melodic hook. A similar lift-off happens on "10 Mile Stereo", when the song shifts from its deliberate opening bars to its rushing and noisy main section that's as close as Beach House have come to true shoegaze. The gorgeous racket is affixed to a song about feeling dead inside after another failed relationship: "Limbs parallel/ We stood so long, we fell."
Though the Teen Dream lyrics are printed in the booklet, they lose their power on the page. "Real Love", from the album's less immediate but equally rewarding second half, has my favorite imagery from the record, and is also Legrand's best vocal performance." ( Pitchfork)