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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 »

Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things. — Schopenhauer

There’s a bloom in the dark. It’s the way grief makes everything sharp. It’s the way loss is built into everything we wish was eternal. The pleasure we take in the very tragic, especially when it happens to us. More »

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Stereogum | December 18, 2013 - 4:08 pm

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Tom Breihan | December 3, 2013 - 1:46 pm

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2013

In its 12th year, Øya Festival brought another diverse set of artists to Oslo’s Medieval Park over four days last week. Among the performers were…
Stereogum | August 14, 2013 - 10:45 am

Watch A Rodarte/Todd Cole Short Film Soundtracked By Beach House

Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the sister design duo behind the line Rodarte, and photographer Todd Cole have linked up for This Must Be The Only
Claire Lobenfeld | August 13, 2013 - 3:33 pm

Way Out West 2013 Day 1: Beach House, Tame Impala, Junip, & More

The biggest piece of news from the first day of Gothenburg, Sweden's Way Out West festival wasn't who was there but who wasn't. Neil Young…
Tom Breihan | August 9, 2013 - 6:08 am

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Baltimore’s Beach House are perhaps the most unlikely indie success story of the past few years. They play the game by their own rules, turning…
John Everhart | July 10, 2013 - 4:14 pm

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Friday’s 5 Best Things

Peel back the surface and look past the picturesque valley backdrop. Forget about the gorgeous, sun-kissed young folk wearing next to nothing (or, on occasion,…
Aaron Lariviere | April 20, 2013 - 6:40 pm

Coachella 2013 Friday: Blur, Modest Mouse, Grinderman, & More

“It’s the homeland!” one of the girls on the hotel shuttle yelped as we neared the festival. It really begged the question -- who is…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 13, 2013 - 2:11 pm

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Yesterday, Beach House and Phoenix both dropped mindbending, huge-budgeted videos at basically the exact same moment; as soon as I got done writing up one…
Tom Breihan | March 8, 2013 - 2:46 pm

Beach House – “Wishes” Video (Dir. Eric Wareheim)

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Tom Breihan | March 7, 2013 - 1:25 pm

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A whole mess of great videos this week, from some unexpected places as well as the expected ones. When Flatbush Zombies release an excellently hallucinogenic…
Tom Breihan | February 8, 2013 - 4:48 pm

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In making their short film Forever Still, the members of Beach House spent a night traveling to a bunch of different breathtaking locations in Texas…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2013 - 10:42 am

Beach House – “New Year” Home Video

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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…
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…
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…
Andrew Youssef | September 26, 2012 - 3:26 pm

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Tom Breihan | July 25, 2012 - 9:02 am

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Corban Goble | July 16, 2012 - 12:12 pm

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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…
Andrew Youssef | July 2, 2012 - 5:19 pm

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Amrit Singh | June 8, 2012 - 10:28 am