On the Horizon: Underneath the Beach House, Boardwalk.

On the Horizon: Underneath the Beach House, Boardwalk.

Were Beach House to up roots and relocate to the West Coast, only to find themselves further perturbed by the heinously superficial Californian default MO, they’d doubtless wind up sounding crestfallen and distrustful as Los Angelino trio Boardwalk. The troop comprising Mike Edge, Amber Quintero and lead guitarist Alex Scally Mark Noseworthy may be yet to emerge from the looming shadow of the Baltimore duo, but with début track I’m To Blame they lay down some astonishingly solid foundations to build upon, with Quintero’s spectral coo perfectly matched by whirring organ drones, rudimentary drum machine tones and dizzying guitar lines blearily awakening to fully bloom. Their stock thus already approaching the invaluable, the only way can surely be up and onwards toward that same dreamy pop plinth on which Victoria Legrand and Scally now perch…

Boardwalk’s SoundCloud.

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