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We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going to be a fool’s errand. And it’s true. We always agonize over our year-end lists, but we agonized harder over this one than we usually do. There are albums that… More »

So far, all of Beach House’s albums have required you to give up a part of yourself to fully appreciate them. They’re sweeping, broad swaths of emotion for the listener to project their feelings onto. They come along every two years or three, claims for your unwanted baggage. Because of that nature, they become intrinsically… More »

You ever hear a song and think, “Yep, that’s gonna be huge,” even as it slightly repulses you? Such was the case when Halsey’s “New Americana” entered my ears, its chorus triumphantly trumpeting this clunky generational creed: “We are the new Americana/ High on legal marijuana/ Raised on Biggie and Nirvana.” From its sweeping us-against-them… More »

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Father John Misty, Beach House, Hot Chip, And More Play Iceland Airwaves 2015

Last year, Iceland Airwaves had a climactic feeling to it. Since it takes place in early November, chances are it's one of the final festivals…
Ryan Leas | November 9, 2015 - 12:32 pm

Watch Beach House Cover Weezer’s “Undone – The Sweater Song”

At their show in Luxembourg tonight, Beach House broke out a somewhat surprising cover: Weezer's "Undone - The Sweater Song." And instead turning it into…
Peter Helman | November 5, 2015 - 10:56 pm

The Lowlifes – “Used to Be” (Beach House Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

The Lowlifes are the new project of Matt Pond PA namesake Matt Pond and his longtime producer Chris Hansen -- no, not the guy from…
Chris DeVille | October 28, 2015 - 9:34 am

Watch Beach House Perform “One Thing” On Colbert

Beach House just released Thank Your Lucky Stars, their second LP in as many months, and last night, they showed up on The Late Show
Peter Helman | October 17, 2015 - 10:49 am

Beach House – “She’s So Lovely,” “Majorette,” & “One Thing”

Before the release of this year's Depression Cherry, Beach House shared a couple of its tracks on a section of their website called the "single…
Chris DeVille | October 13, 2015 - 1:31 pm

New Beach House Album Thank Your Lucky Stars Out Next Week

UPDATE: Beach House have confirmed that Thank Your Lucky Stars is out 10/16 on Sub Pop. You can pre-order it here. They are playing a…
James Rettig | October 7, 2015 - 2:55 pm

Premature Evaluation: Beach House Depression Cherry

Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things. — Schopenhauer There's a bloom in the dark. It's the way…
Caitlin White | August 20, 2015 - 10:00 am

Stream Beach House Depression Cherry

Over the course of four great albums, Beach House have perfected their particular brand of gauzy, wistful dream-pop. They've evolved in micro-adjustments, fine-tuning and tinkering…
Peter Helman | August 19, 2015 - 11:07 pm

Beach House – “PPP” & “Beyond Love”

Baltimore dream-pop royalty Beach House are about to release their new album, Depression Cherry, in a few weeks. We've already heard lead single "Sparks" and…
Peter Helman | August 10, 2015 - 12:22 am

Preview New Beach House Songs “PPP” And “Beyond Love”

Baltimore dream-pop duo Beach House are on the cusp of releasing their highly anticipated new album, Depression Cherry. We've heard the lead single, "Sparks," and…
Caitlin White | August 6, 2015 - 2:22 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The week began on, like, Tuesday with the launch of Apple Music and it pretty much ended on Thursday because of the three-day weekend, and…
Stereogum | July 3, 2015 - 2:40 pm

Beach House – “Sparks”

At the end of August, Beach House will release their fifth full-length, the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2012's Bloom. Up until this point, the band has…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 1, 2015 - 12:48 pm

New Beach House Single “Sparks” Out Next Week

Last month, Beach House announced their fifth album, Depression Cherry, with not so much as a single to show for it. But their so-called "return
James Rettig | June 26, 2015 - 12:48 pm

Beach House Announce New Album Depression Cherry

Dream-pop's foremost duo Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally are the forces behind Beach House, and they've announced a new album titled Depression Cherry. It is…
Caitlin White | May 26, 2015 - 11:06 am

Know Your Beach Bands

In the mid-'00s, we witnessed a torrent of new bands with "wolf" in their names. Among the acts with lupine roots were Wolf Parade, Wolfmother,…
Patrick Hosken | March 27, 2015 - 1:20 pm

Watch Beach House Play A New Song In Montreal

Beach House have never taken more than two years between albums, but unless they drop some sudden surprise on us in the next two and…
Tom Breihan | October 17, 2014 - 9:01 am

Beach House – “Saturn Song”

Between the cosmic offerings from Spiritualized and Youth Lagoon, The Space Project is shaping out to be less a gimmicky novelty and more a genuinely…
Miles Bowe | March 4, 2014 - 3:26 pm
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