Beloved Baltimore duo Beach House
are, quietly, going about a remarkable career. From their 2006 debut to 2012's Bloom
, Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand have made a progression of four LPs getting both bigger and
better. Yet, they're not really getting bigger; Beach House have yet to employ an orchestra, horns, or gratuitous multi-tracking. Instead, they've stuck true to their two-piece roots —and not budged from the Beach House sound— and built around organ chords, shimmering guitars, and simple, uncluttered percussion. But on Bloom
they manage to make their stripped-down set-up sound huge: bookends "Myth" and "Irene" both crest at towering peaks, giving the LP the feeling of an event. Or, at least, a record that lives up to expectations.