Beach House have shared a new song, “Alien,” along with an accompanying music video. The track is a b-side off the band’s new seven-inch single featuring “Lose Your Smile,” off their latest album 7.
“Alien” is proof that Beach House can dip their toes into just about any genre they want and come out with their dreamy melodies intact—in this case, they don the guise of shoegaze. At times, it sounds remarkably like My Bloody Valentine’s landmark Loveless, and it works incredibly well. The spacey wanderlust of Beach House has always seemed to be in the same neighborhood as the dreamscapes of shoegaze, especially Victoria Legrand’s vocals, which so often manage to be both background and foreground.
Listen to the song along with the San Chorenchai-directed video below. While you’re at it, check out the band’s 2010 Daytrotter Session.