Remember the good ol’ days, those postcollegiate summers of listening to Pavement’s Wowee Zowee on repeat and knocking commercial releases for all sounding the same? Well, if the ’90s are back, then perhaps they’ve been inverted, because while the year’s biggest releases—records like Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and Usher’s Looking 4 Myself—carry on the tradition of Wowee’s anything-goes schizophrenia, Beach House’s new Bloom seems to consist of 10 variations on the same song. But ah, what a song it is—a dewy mid-tempo number that sets hearts mourning. On a July Saturday, you could do a lot worse than attending their show at Central Park with Lower Dens.
Mon., July 23, 5 p.m., 2012