SYNTH: Beach House, 'Wildflower'

Each week, staff from CBC Music, Radio 2, 3 and CBC regions across the country collect songs they just can't get out of their heads [Songs You Need to Hear—SYNTH], and make a case for why you should listen, too. Press play below and discover new songs for your listening list.
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I’ve never thought of Beach House as ‘80s-inspired, which is why I was surprised to hear a bit of New Order and the Cure in “Wildflower.” Drum machines and sweeping synths are not new to the band, but this arrangement sounds like an exploration of new territory — not far from dream-pop lullaby land, where Beach House reigns supreme.