Beach House has been steadily making a name for itself with its narcotic dream pop, and “Zebra,” the leadoff track to the band’s Sub Pop debut Teen Dream, finds the Baltimore duo setting their ambitions ever higher. But despite the track’s thicker arrangements and quicker pace, the band retains its praise-worthy knack for winning melodies and minimalist arrangements. The band’s ode to the “black and white horse” is a shimmering display of slow, hand-plucked guitar and woozy vintage organs, anchored by lead singer Victoria Legrand’s smoky and intoxicating vocals.

Beach House

“Zebra”
Sub Pop

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