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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

video premiere: Beach House | "Walk in the Park"

Beach House's Teen Dream LP is out next week on Sub Pop. The record comes with a companion DVD featuring a video for each song, each by a different director. As previously mentioned, we're premiering a different video from the Teen Dream DVD in this space every day this week, each for one day only, thanks to Beach House + Sub Pop. Today's disturbing, revenge-ridden video is for album highlight "Walk in the Park," directed by an apparently very troubled young man named Allen Cordell. Teen Dream vs. Teen Wolf:

Monday: "Lover of Mine"
Tuesday: "Walk in the Park"
Wednesday: "10 Mile Stereo"
Thursday: "Used to Be"
Friday: "Silver Soul"

Teen Dream is out January 26 on Sub Pop. Pre-order the CD/2xLP here. Check back every day this week for another video, with Friday's clip ("Silver Soul") made available as a free download. In related news, you can listen to the album now in its entirety via NPR's First Listen.

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21 comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh wow

9:33 AM  
Blogger zeitgeaust said...

First! by God this album=amazing!

9:38 AM  
Blogger Tom said...

Did anyone else feel that wasn't very good?

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

too repetitive, IMO. That same synth chord throughout the entire song got to me. Didn't see the poisonous sandwhich-heart coming...

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The video wasn't very good? Or the song?

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this album truly is one of the most beautiful things i've heard in some time. really not enjoying these videos though. ruining the lush beauty and spirit of the songs in my mind. oh well, can't have it all i suppose.

10:46 AM  
Blogger DaveCromwell said...

I love this band. Sure - the song is "Gila" all over again. That's what's so damn great about it!
As for the video - genius.
I will now forever refer to my heart as my sandwich ;-)

10:55 AM  
Blogger Ian said...

Same problem, different day.

11:05 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

ian i'm not sure what's going on, it seems to be working for most, and it's displaying fine for me in firefox/safari/IE/chrome, so there's no way for me to figure out what the problem is. sorry man.

11:14 AM  
Anonymous bill said...

these videos have been really disappointing so far :/

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Dad said...

Great album. Terrible video.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Felicia_Ceballos said...

that was weird, I don't know how I should feel

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe they are saving the best videos for last...

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Will said...

I suspect these are exactly the kind of reactions Beach House were hoping for. Love them

1:22 PM  
Blogger Easy Skanking said...

This isn't my absolute favourite song of this album so far but it's still very good... Beach House seems unable to disappoint(knocks on wood)

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great song. but really messed up video. that dude was dancing pretty poorly at the end.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Selomé said...

this video blows, the song is awesome though, Beach House can do no wrong

7:37 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

fantastic song -- they all are, but the video is in no way relevant to beach house's aesthetic. the video could be played over any music and be more applicable. it doesn't match the tone, pace, or topic of the song.

12:37 AM  
Blogger mena_suvari said...

love the song. HATE the video. beach house seem to keep on doing everything they can in order to break the "dreamy" and "melancholic" image that they have, but i just don't get why... the atmosphere of their songs are their trade mark and these videos are nothing but a joke. i really don't know what to think...

6:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how Cordell distills the song's lament of lost love to this singular moment in which the wolf boy (who pulls some wonderfully Buster-Keaton-like facial expressions) sees the girl as beautiful but is forced to realize she too is allied with an aggressively ugly world. Thus, the beauty the wolf boy sees in the girl is something in him, not her... and he seems to get this by the time he "progresses" from lashing out at pigeons in the park to his more introspective consideration of the portrait he tapes to a graffitied wall. I also like what Cordell did with the "More, you want more" shift in the song: the wolf boy's offering up of a sandwich dug from his chest (like the VHS tape James Woods is always pulling in and out of his chest-vagina in Videodrome). That the sandwich creates convulsive, psychedelic fits in his enemies suggests the (probably necessary) effect of good art on lame souls. There's a lot here, actually (and I can't imagine Cordell had much of a budget given that every track on this album gets its own video); its funny, poignant, and transcendent. Cute dog, too.

7:44 AM  
Blogger Yoel Engel said...

Hey!!
I just wrote a song about love for my girlfriend and I thought I would find lyrics on your blog so that I can compare my song :P but anyhoo... you're blog is wayy nicer than mine that's for sure! If you have the extra 3 minutes to listen to the song I wrote that's on youtube, click here A Song About Love and dont forget to rate and comment the song! :) thanx SOOOOOO much! :D

5:38 AM  

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