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Scenes From Sasquatch! 2011

Sasquatch! took place over four nights this Memorial Day Weekend. The Washington Festival included some very anticipated shows, including Wolf Parade's next to last show, new tracks from Modest Mouse, and one of Death From Above 1979's reunion appearances. That's Das Racist's Victor Vazquez getting a kiss from an audience member (not a moment… More »

By: jessica / May 31, 2011

Hear Beach House’s New Song, Performed At Webster Hall

Victoria and Alex's continued coronation as the new royalty of polite crossover-indie extended into two sold-out nights headlining Webster Hall this past weekend, where they performed a new song that has fans humming. Think of it as an extension of the richer, slightly more propulsive Teen Dream material; for fans of that album. More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 28, 2011

New Indie Rock Christmas Songs For 2010

Every blog does a Christmas mix, so here's ours, with a small twist: All of these tracks are new for this year Xmas songs, not the classics or Sufjan leftovers. I've also included streams for charity singles, Christmas-related music videos, and other new holiday bits (with links, where applicable, to download the rest of the… More »

By: jessica / December 23, 2010

Beach House Bring “10 Mile Stereo” To Conan

It's a good winter solstice for Teen Dream, and Beach House is celebrating/capitalizing/saying thanks in little ways like releasing free seasonal tracks, and dominating most every year-end list (including ours), and having Conan O'Brien make reference to how they are dominating most every year-end list (not including ours) in his intro to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 21, 2010

Beach House – “I Do Not Care For The Winter Sun”

'Tis the season for too many sentences that begin "'tis the season," but everyone's allowed at least one of those a year, so 'tis the season of the steady onslaught of hype machine-baiting holiday tracks. Everyone's allowed at least one of those a year, although if you put out one of the increasingly consensus More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 16, 2010

Vampire Weekend, Beach House, The Very Best @ Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood 9/26/10

It was an unseasonably balmy evening in Hollywood as Vampire Weekend made their inaugural Bowl debut. Rounding out the bill was the hypnotic Beach House and a party starting set from the Very Best. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / September 27, 2010

Fran Healy – “Zebra” (Beach House Cover)

Travis frontman Fran Healy will release his debut solo album Wreckorder in October. The album was recorded in Vermont, New York, and Berlin, where Healy lives. It features guest appearance by Neko Case, Tom Hobden from Noah And The Whale, and Paul McCartney (Healy became a vegetarian as a way of saying thank you to… More »

By: jessica / September 14, 2010

Beach House – “White Moon”

Victoria and Alex have always shined live -- our first night with them was cross-legged under the Christmas lights of Cake Shop during CMJ four years ago, where the small but stuff room of critics were instantly converted -- though on the back of Teen Dream their more dynamic trio setup, bringing live drum… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 24, 2010

Beach House – “Lover Of Mine (Roman Ruins Remix)”

Roman Ruins is Graham Hill's solo project. He does this woozy remix of one of the poppiest tracks on Teen Dream, "Lover Of Mine." And Hill is pretty familiar with the source material -- he's Beach House's touring drummer, as well as the drummer for frequent Beach House tourmate Papercuts. More »

By: jessica / August 12, 2010

Pitchfork Music Festival 2010: Sunday Recap

The final day of 2010's Pitchfork Festival was just as hot as Saturday, with stages that needed quick shots of energy to pull the audience out of its languor. Girls were pretty but wispy -- though they sounded stronger as I walked over to Washed Out, who had the audience clapping along to hi… More »

By: jessica / July 19, 2010

Coachella 2010: Die Antwoord, Major Lazer, Flying Lotus

On Friday, James Murphy dedicated "Losing My Edge" to Gil Scott-Heron. For the rest of the weekend, everyone should be covering "Communication Breakdown" and dedicating it to AT&T. Not being able to meet up with your friends because of long delayed texts does cultivate a certain independent spirit, though, and partying with strangers wasn't… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 18, 2010

The PS22 Chorus Covers Beach House

They've covered Phoenix and tracked for Passion Pit, now the most reliably heartwarming and hipster credentialed chorus of 5th graders in Staten Island tackle Beach House's Teen Dream opening cut "Zebra." Well more like like give it an adorable embrace than a tackle, but you get it: Little humans from "a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 12, 2010

Beach House – “The Arrangement” (Live On Sirius)

With Teen Dream Beach House have vaulted themselves onto the upper rung of 2010 LP chatter, so it's rather fitting to see them throw some fresh wares into the mix of Record Store Day's annual indie-store-exclusives. Their four-track Zebra EP promises alternate versions of two Dreams (both "Zebra" and the Cough Syrup Remix of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 22, 2010

Beach House Do Daytrotter

Victoria and Alex offer up live takes from their bona fide breakout Teen Dream over at Daytrotter. More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 2, 2010

Beach House Bring Their “Zebra” To Fallon

While Friday saw the end of an era on late night TV -- Conan saying goodbye to The Tonight Show and NBC with Neil Young, ZZ Top, Ben Harper, and more cowbell -- the night also marked a first, with Beach House making their nationally televised debut on Fallon's show with "Zebra," the opening… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 25, 2010

Stream Beach House Teen Dream

If you're already a fan, you've heard the dusky Baltimore dream-pop duo's magnificently lush third full-length, but it's never too late to experience their Teen Dream, currently streaming at NPR. More »

By: brandon / January 19, 2010

New Beach House – “Silver Soul”

You know the trailing organ that opens "Norway"? It's the tail-end of Teen Dream's slow, smeary second track "Silver Soul." Take a listen via Aziz. No joke. More »

By: brandon / December 2, 2009

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we'rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys' virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to wi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009

Premature Evaluation: Beach House – Teen Dream

When we meditated on Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally's gorgeous sophomore album Devotion we had the following to say: [Y]ou can't fall back on Mazzy Star or Galaxie 500 references because they've pushed themselves into their own, unique solar system. Victoria's voice and woozy after-hours organ tones are more assured, Alex has lost… More »

By: brandon / November 20, 2009

New Beach House – “Norway”

There's a hypestorm brewing over this one, but don't run from it: Teen Dream is sensational. Last year we saw Beach House write a song on a train ride through some Norwegian mountains for a local TV station. The song they tossed off in transit was lovely, and we signed off that post with… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 17, 2009