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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 the… More »

By: brandon / November 20, 2009 - 9:56 am

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 “Gue… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 17, 2009 - 9:49 am

Grizzly Bear/Beach House @ Hollywood Palladium, LA 10/20/09

Tonight Grizzly Bear wrap up their five-month US tour with a sold-out Solana Beach gig before heading to Europe with St. Vincent. Yesterday we showed you a few pics from their Treasure Island set; today we’ve got a gallery from last night’s party, a hometown gig for Dan Rossen. Openers Beach House explained that they… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 21, 2009 - 1:42 pm

Hear Grizzly Bear’s “Slow Life” In Full

Grizzly Bear, who are just about as all-over-the-place as Thom Yorke these days, join the Radiohead-head and some other indie luminaries on the OST to the Twilght sequel. But you read the internet, so you already knew that. What’s eluded laptops, though, is a glimpse greater than 80 seconds of the band’s soundtrack collab with… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 2, 2009 - 1:09 pm

Grizzly Bear Do New Moon Tune In Chicago

Until we have full audio, there’s this 80-second snippet of the band debuting their Twilight track with Victoria from Beach House at the Metro the other night up at YouTube. Sounds bloody nice. (H/T YANP)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 30, 2009 - 3:07 pm

Is The New Moon Soundtrack The Best Album Of 2009?

Whoops, looks like two cultures just got shocked. Obviously that headline is a joke! Except that maybe it isn’t? Rumors had been swirling about Thom Yorke and Bon Iver penning songs for the The Twilight Saga: Teen Vampires In Love Some More soundtrack, and those rumors are confirmed with today’s OST tracklist, exclusively revealed by… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 21, 2009 - 3:34 pm

Green Man Festival 2009 In Photos

The eco-friendly Green Man took over Brecon Beacons, Wales this past weekend with a heavy dose of Americana: from midwestern folkies (Bon Iver, Wilco, Andrew Bird) to wailing east coast electropoppers (Animal Collective, Gang Gang Dance) and reinvigorated psych legends (Roky Erikson, Rodriguez) the lineup wasn’t significantly different than, say, Lollapalooza. But Green Man stand… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 26, 2009 - 12:09 pm

Sasquatch! 2009 In Photos

Everybody loves Memorial Day weekend, but nobody loves Memorial Day weekend like those that make it to Sasquatch! As friends have returned from their treks across country, they’ve shared nothing but raves for this year’s festival, from the Gorge’s breathtaking views to this year’s fantastic lineup. Even the public indecency seems particularly magical on the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 29, 2009 - 9:25 am

Grizzly Bear Does “Two Weeks” Live For The First Time With Victoria From Beach House

If Twitter’s good for anything (probably not), it could be the realization that most rock stars live lives primarily built of small moments just as routinely mundane as ours. Except for when they’re tweeting about stuff that makes this list. One e.g. from that spread was Ed from Grizzly Bear’s confession of undying… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 25, 2009 - 10:00 am

We Got The Tweet: The Week’s 50 Best Rock Star Twitters

Microblogging service Twitter has signed up countless celebrities in recent months, and among them are some of our favorite musical artists: Trent Reznor! Colin Meloy! Ed Droste! Diddy! Stereogum Tweets too! But who can keep up with all that lunch eating? Most of us only have eight hours a day with which to procrastinate i… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 23, 2009 - 9:26 pm

SXSW 2009: Friday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy
On Friday we shook off the early-morning cobwebs and made a beeline to the Pitchfork/Windish Bash in time to catch the last couple tracks by psychedelic post-Vanishing Voice Brooklynites Woods on the outside stage (as far as labels go, this was undeniably the year of the Woodsist) and SchoolMore »

By: brandon / March 22, 2009 - 12:09 pm

Beach House Cover Queen

The Baltimore duo did a slow and non-Queen-like cover of Queen’s “Play The Game” for Dark Was The Night. It was left off the compilation proper because of licensing issues, though it can be had as a bonus track when you purchase the collection via iTunes. Or you can take a listen at the duo’… More »

By: brandon / March 2, 2009 - 11:51 am

Progress Report: Grizzly Bear

NAME: Grizzly Bear
PROGRESS REPORT: Mixing… More »

By: Jessica / February 4, 2009 - 1:45 pm

The Walkmen/Beach House/Johnny And The Moon @ Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles 1/20/09

While the Obamas were busy party hopping in D.C., the Walkmen were toasting the new age in American politics with a show at Los Angeles’s Henry Fonda Theater. Hamilton dedicated “The New Year” and its “I know that it’s true, it’s gonna be a good year” croons to our 44th president, which really only cover… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 21, 2009 - 12:12 pm

Stereogum x Amazon MP3 Friendly Deals #6: Beach House’s Devotion

Every week, Amazon.com lets us select one album from its MP3 store to go on super sale (up to 75% off normal prices). At Amazon’s request, going forward we’re going to feature recent releases instead of old albums you probably already own. Hopefully you’ll be able to add these newer must-own LPs to your libraryMore »

By: brandon / December 15, 2008 - 12:04 pm

New Beach House Video – “Used To Be”

We filled you in on Beach House’s “Used To Be” 7″, then the Baltimore duo headed down to a beach (complete with waterfalls) to perform it. At first glance I thought Victoria and Alex raised the conceptual arc a notch by shooting the “Used To Be”‘s Matt Amato-directed video in — yes — a beach… More »

By: brandon / November 19, 2008 - 11:56 am

Beach House Play The Beach

A few days ago Jens Lekman played “Black Cab” in a black cab and now Beach House are playing on the beach. These are wild times. I look forward to Fuck Buttons continuing the trend. Anyhow, the Baltimore duo’s sandy performance took place at “Glamourama Beach” in Sydney, Australia this past August, but it’s just… More »

By: brandon / October 23, 2008 - 5:10 pm

New Beach House – “Used To Be”

More great Beach House. Lately the Baltimore duo have been giving us new songs and revamped oldies via trains and automobiles, but this dose comes from the studio. Alex and Victoria have taped a new single “Used To Be,” to be joined by a 4-track version of the debut’s “Apple Orchard” on a 7″ out… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 23, 2008 - 11:53 am

Beach House Should Play In Black Cabs More Often

On their recent swing through Europe, Alex and Victoria seem to have partaken freely of all local cultures and their relevant web-friendly music features. To wit: The Baltimore duo accepted the challenge of writing and recording an original piece of music for the Norwegian show Lydverket a few months ago, to very pretty albeit typically… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 15, 2008 - 3:25 pm

Islands And Annuals And Jicks: Siren Fest 2008 In Photos

I couldn’t make Siren Festival this year and Amrit and Brandon were at Pitchfork, so … how was it? Based on the photographic display from Kyle Dean Reinford I guess sweaty? How was the sound? Did you shoot the freak? After the jump, pics of every act who played the festival, along with some scenery… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 21, 2008 - 2:58 am