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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 »

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 frankly, not a whole hell of a lot happened in between. It kinda felt like everyone besides Trent Reznor took the week off and nobody even bothered to release any… More »

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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…
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…
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…
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 i…
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…
Amrit Singh | March 7, 2012 - 12:51 am

Air – “Seven Stars” (Feat. Victoria Legrand)

When Air announced the details for their forthcoming Le Voyage Dans La Lune a little while ago, one of the more interesting wrinkles was that…
Corban Goble | December 6, 2011 - 3:43 pm

Air Prep Le Voyage Dans La Lune

Air's follow-up to 2009's Love 2 is called Le Voyage Dans La Lune in tribute to fellow countryman Georges Méliès' influential 1902 silent film of…
Corban Goble | November 21, 2011 - 4:15 pm

Iceland Airwaves 2011 In Words And Photos

Last week, from Wednesday until Sunday, Reykjavik, Iceland hosted its annual Airwaves festival. It's an urban festival and a hell of a party, with the…
Amrit Singh | October 17, 2011 - 8:22 am

Stereogum & Bella Union Present: Beach House @ Iceland Airwaves ’11

Next week, Stereogum is putting on a show a little further from the south side of Williamsburg than we’re used to: We’ve teamed up with…
Amrit Singh | October 7, 2011 - 10:41 am

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,…
jessica | May 31, 2011 - 5:30 pm

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…
Amrit Singh | February 28, 2011 - 1:15 pm

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…
jessica | December 23, 2010 - 11:09 am

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
Amrit Singh | December 21, 2010 - 10:59 am

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…
Amrit Singh | December 16, 2010 - 4:08 pm

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…
Andrew Youssef | September 27, 2010 - 9:29 am

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…
jessica | September 14, 2010 - 3:24 pm

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
Amrit Singh | August 24, 2010 - 9:36 am

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…
jessica | August 12, 2010 - 11:05 am

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…
jessica | July 19, 2010 - 3:23 pm

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…
Amrit Singh | April 18, 2010 - 6:01 pm