idk how to go further with the Beach House is a pop jam band, but I think Silver Soul and Walk in the Park are good examples, where they just take their hooks and squeeze them out repeatedly and then they slip into another hook and repeat it again. It's like a series of pop song outros patched together for the whole song. You know when like you have regular jam bands who like to make those faces cuz they're living in the moment of their improvised guitar playing, I think Beach House does that with hooks, where it feels like they're possessed by being so in the moment of their hooks.
I like this explanation. It is almost an Ozuian strategy. Repetition and similarity so that when even the most microscopic detail is different, it registers loudly (depending on how closely you are paying attention/the way in which you are paying attention). I will now listen to the songs you mention with this argument in mind.
Two Headed Boy wrote:
Do you not like Beach House at all, Dreww? I can't imagine not at least enjoying songs as perfect as Gila, Myth and Master of None.
Also, what is so incredible about Everything Is Nothing to you? I'm obsessed with the song too, but I think it's got a similiarish sound to Beach House.
As for do I like Beach House at all, yes, I like the songs mentioned in a limited way. My problem is I have never been able to justify them as the album band some consider them to be.
With "Everything is Embarrassing", I have to say I do not see too much
similarity between it and Beach House's music other than that they both have hazy lazy warm elements. I like "EiE" more than any Beach House song I have heard because I like the contrast between those hazy elements and the much more tactile, sensuous vocals and beat, whereas Beach House tend to just abandon themselves to the haze in a very dream pop-esque way, which is not something I'm particularly into. I think the best chillwave music also works by putting more immediate, sensuous, tactile elements within a larger, spacier context.