Sal Kimura


I was only in this new place for a few minutes and I saw a man carry a laughing woman, bridal style, around a street corner and a guy singing enthusiastically while riding his bike, all from my Lyft. It was midnight. Being somewhere else was complete fiction to me until I passed by the neon sign of Wrigley Field.  

“7” is the first Beach House album that has featured live drums throughout, adding an anchor to these elements that glide around effortlessly. Add a surprisingly reverb-less acoustic guitar as featured in “Lose Your Smile” and a punchy synth loop in the more unfamiliar “Black Car,” and a new standard gets built for what we can expect from the band.