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Beach House – “New Year” Home Video

It being a new year and all, beloved reverb-abusers Beach House have shared a video for “New Year,” a song from their 2012 album Bloom. It’s not a music video but a series of images from their recording sessions at Texas’s Sonic Ranch Studios, set to the song. Beach House, you will probably be unsurprised… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 2, 2013 - 2:58 pm

Hear Merry Indie X-Mas, Featuring Parodies Of Bon Iver, Beach House, xx, Das Racist, & More

When we posted the 10 Best Indie Christmas Songs we limited our list to yuletide jamz that actually exist. Animal New York took a different tack, imagining what holiday songs would sound like if they were covered by folks like Bon Iver, the xx, Wavves, Beach House, Das Racist, and others. (Adam Horne of BearMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2012 - 1:01 pm

Beach House – “Wild” Video

Beach House’s new video for the dreamy Bloom song “Wild” tells a fractured, unhappy story about romantic violence and obsession, one that I’m not entirely sure I follow completely. It’s shot in a dank, realistic story, its narrative chopped up into isolated moments, most of which are not the happiest. This is an intense piece… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2012 - 10:44 am

Beach House, Dustin Wong @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles 9/25/12

After launching their tour at the House Of Blues San Diego, Beach House weaved their way back to Los Angeles for a sold out two night stint at the Wiltern. Songs like “Wild” and “Lazuli” shimmered around the art deco theater radiantly accompanied by their twinkling light backdrop. Opener Dustin Wong displayed impressive looping guitar… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / September 26, 2012 - 3:26 pm

Watch Beach House Play Fallon

If you’re into watching romantically gauzy indie bands playing on late-night TV — and who isn’t? — then last night was pretty much just a cornucopia of riches. Shortly after the xx played on Conan, Beach House appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, playing the swoony Bloom track “Wild.” And as a bonus we… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 25, 2012 - 9:02 am

Pitchfork Music Festival 2012: Vampire Weekend, Beach House, Kendrick Lamar & More

Sunday’s lineup at Pitchfork opened with the promise of two “secret” guest spots – one that happened, one that didn’t – and an extremely anticipated sets from festival closers Vampire Weekend and Beach House. Read the recap below and check out photos from Carmelo Espanola up top (Friday’s recap here, Saturday here). More »

By: Corban Goble / July 16, 2012 - 12:12 pm

Beach House, Wild Nothing @ House Of Blues San Diego, San Diego 7/1/12

It seems like only yesterday that my first batch of photographs for Stereogum were of Beach House opening for The Walkmen in 2009. A few albums later, Beach House are headlining their own tour and selling out venues across the country in support of their latest collection of ethereal dream-pop, Bloom. Wild Nothing added their… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / July 2, 2012 - 5:19 pm

Helping Beach House Plead Their Case Against Volkswagen

Remember that VW ad that egregiously ripped off Beach House’s “Take Care”? Of course you do, it is embarrassing and reprehensible on the part of the ad agency, DDB, that created it. Beach House tried to play it classy, addressing their confused fans and having them direct their anger squarely at DDB — until “VW… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 8, 2012 - 10:28 am

Beach House – “Lazuli” Video

Three people cross into another dimension in Beach House’s clip for “Lazuli,” a trippy, fluorescent void occupied by Beach House, incidentally. Allen Cordell directs. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 7, 2012 - 9:32 am

Watch Beach House On Jools Holland

On the latest episode of the British show Later With Jools Holland, Beach House came through to dreamily float their way through “Myth,” the instant-classic first single from their new album Bloom. Credit the camera operators and production staff at the show for knowing that it’s best to film Beach House playing hazy, hazy song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 23, 2012 - 10:00 am

Watch Beach House Play Letterman

Promoting their highly acclaimed Bloom released earlier this week, Beach House dropped by the Ed Sullivan Theater yesterday for a Letterman segment that aired earlier tonight. The played “Myth” and, according to the band’s Facebook, “Paul Shaffer has some great synths you can’t see on TV and they played a Depeche Mode song too.” Watch:… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 19, 2012 - 1:24 am

Does This Volkswagen Ad Rip Off Beach House?

Just kidding! This British Volkswagen ad obviously totally and completely rips off Beach House! Specifically, it rips off “Take Care,” the song that ends Teen Dream. Beach House have already issued a statement about the ad on their Facebook, and it sure sounds like they have a case in just about any court:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 18, 2012 - 2:56 pm

Flying Lotus Disses Beach House

Flying Lotus and Beach House both make supremely chill, critically acclaimed music. Both have probably soundtracked a whole lot of drug experiences. Also, FlyLo once remixed Gucci Mane, and Beach House once covered Gucci. But that doesn’t mean they’re best friends. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 17, 2012 - 3:22 pm

Stream Beach House Bloom

Beloved Baltimore dream-rockers Beach House are about to return with the much-anticipated new album Bloom. We’ve posted early tracks “Myth” and “Lazuli,” and in his Premature Evaluation, Corban calls it “a record high on hi-fi ambitions while still maintaining a semblance of the hazy sorcery from its earlier recordings.” Today, the entire album is streaming… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 7, 2012 - 8:52 am

Beach House – “Equal Mind”

Another Record Store Day exclusive is Beach House’s “Lazuli” 7″, limited to 2,400 copies on blue vinyl. B-side “Equal Mind” is a synth-laden, Fleetwood Mac-esque stunner left off their forthcoming Bloom. Take a listen:… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 21, 2012 - 10:50 pm

Beach House – “Lazuli”

A while back, we sized up Beach House’s new one, Bloom, and today the Dutch station 3voor12 broadcast their new single, “Lazuli,” a release that’ll be available on Record Store Day. Listen to the soaring track below. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 13, 2012 - 1:47 pm

Stereogum’s 25 Most Anticipated Albums For Spring/Summer 2012

HBO’s medieval drama Game Of Thrones premieres April 1, and this season’s plot involves five different claims to the throne and these respective factions’ ongoing clobbering of one another (#TeamRobb). But, yet another mantle is up for grabs, one that involves absolutely nobody getting their head cut off; the claim to “your album of the… More »

By: Stereogum / March 29, 2012 - 10:32 am

Premature Evaluation: Beach House Bloom

On 2010’s Chris Coady-produced Teen Dream, Baltimore’s favorite dream pop duo brought the reverb-laden sound they had favored on their debut Beach House and break-through follow-up Devotion out of the fog a little, creating the band’s most accessible (and most popular) album to date. It was, by no mistake, also the band’s most structured (read:… More »

By: Corban Goble / March 21, 2012 - 3:09 pm

Beach House Bloom Details

On the heels of the dreamy new single “Myth” comes a confirmation of Beach House’s forthcoming fourth LP. It’s called Bloom and it’s out in May. Per the press release, Bloom was recorded at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, TX, mixed at Electric Lady in NYC, and co-produced by Chris Coady (who also produced TeenMore »

By: Corban Goble / March 8, 2012 - 11:17 am

Beach House – “Myth”

Just after midnight, via @BeacccheHoussse, comes a track called “Myth.” It is presumably from their forthcoming Sub Pop LP, and assuredly right up your alley if you are into the Beach House brand of swelling sentimentality and/or the room-filling vocals of Victoria Legrand. (Possibly true fact: “Legrand” is French for “the grand.”) Dig in, and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 7, 2012 - 12:51 am