Beaches – “Distance”

Beaches come from Melbourne, and if you’re looking for it, you can hear the sunny, wide-open sprawl of the band’s homeland in their layered and blissed-out studio rock. But for a couple of songs on their forthcoming sophomore album She Beats, the band linked up with Michael Rother, a walking symbol of a very different time and place. Rother is a former member of the legendary krautrock bands Neu!, Kraftwerk, Harmonia, and he adds mechanized staring-into-infinity guitar work to the gorgeous Beaches song “Distance,” which you can hear at Gorilla Vs. Bear.

She Beats is out 5/3 on Chapter Music.