Beach House's latest album embraces maximalism in both size and sound : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN Once Twice Melody was released in four chapters over the course of several months and embraces maximalism in both size and sound.

Beach House's latest album embraces maximalism in both size and sound

Beach House on World Cafe

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Playlist

  • "Once Twice Melody"
  • "New Romance"
  • "Masquerade"
  • "Hurts to Love"

You've heard the old saying "Less is more," but to quote Frasier Crane, "If less is more, just think about how much more more will be!" That's closer to the sentiment Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand of Beach House embraced while making their latest album, Once Twice Melody. That album — their eighth since the band formed in Baltimore, Maryland, back in 2004 — was released in four chapters over the course of several months. In this session, Alex and Victoria talk about why they chose to keep all 18 tracks, making an album that embraces maximalism in both size and sound. That's coming up but first, the title track...

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