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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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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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 in…
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