Matching the hypnotic allure of Nico & Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval, Beach House sorceress Victoria Legrand croons "Love you all the time/even though you're not mine" on ‘Saltwater’, the stunning album opener to the band's exquisite debut.
Joining Legrand is her childhood friend Alex Scally, who delivers spellbinding instrumentation throughout these 9 heavy-hearted melodies. Legrand's vocals tread so lightly throughout, making it easy to get lost in the gossamer beauty of the band's work, particularly on ‘Tokyo Witch’ & ‘Auburn & Ivory’. Tightly woven arrangements of organs, percussion, & guitars (which recall the work of Legrand's uncle, famed French composer Michel Legrand) delicately waltz around her haunting presentation, while the golden slumbers of ‘Apple Orchard’ & ‘Lovelier Girl’ offer a sweetly psychedelic sound. one of the most mystical indie pop surprises to arrive in 2006.