At the beginning of "Norway", the new single from Baltimore's Beach House, there's a hint of the second-hand organ that dominated most of their self-titled debut. But then they come crashing in with pristine, breathy harmonies that make it sound like they're putting that Sub Pop money to good use. Over a deliriously warped guitar straight out of Kevin Shields' playbook, Victoria Legrand steps out on this heady Nordic drama, her voice less obscured than usual. To top it all off, she accompanies herself and makes like a one-woman Supremes on some misty cascading backup vocals.
Teen Dream is out January 26.
Beach House, Norway