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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 – “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

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…
Amrit Singh | April 12, 2010 - 9:56 am

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…
Amrit Singh | February 22, 2010 - 11:03 am

Beach House Do Daytrotter

Victoria and Alex offer up live takes from their bona fide breakout Teen Dream over at Daytrotter.
Amrit Singh | February 2, 2010 - 12:09 pm

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,…
Amrit Singh | January 25, 2010 - 10:00 am

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
brandon | January 19, 2010 - 3:03 pm

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.
brandon | December 2, 2009 - 9:45 am

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…
Amrit Singh | November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Amrit Singh | September 21, 2009 - 3:34 pm