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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

Beach House Write A Song On A Norwegian Train

Aside from the horrible exchange rate and like $50 beers, Norway’s a very cool place. Stereogum’s got a soft spot for it: that’s where Brandon and I first joined forces, during coverage of Øya Festivalen 2006 in Oslo. Annie and Noxagt and Serena-Maneesh and Erlend Øye and black metal thrive there. And journalists, when they… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 29, 2008 - 2:57 pm

New Beach House Video – “Gila”

Beach House certainly aren’t camera shy. After releasing Devotion, one our ’08 favorites, the Baltimore duo’s showed up with slow fades and soft dissolves for “You Came To Me” and with a shopping cart and treasure map in “Heart Of Chambers.” Here, for melodically rich album standout “Gila” the Jon Leone video’s all about candle… More »

By: brandon / April 10, 2008 - 11:42 am

New Beach House Video – “Heart Of Chambers”

We’ve mentioned how much we like Devotion. One of the album’s stand out tracks from day-one has been “Heart Of Chambers.” In Beach House’s lovely video treatment for the song — directed by Victoria’s brother Alistair — we see a spinning chandelier, spinning cards, and Victoria pushing Alex around in a shopping cart as they… More »

By: brandon / February 28, 2008 - 6:25 pm

New Beach House Video – “You Came To Me”

The main thread running through our PE of Beach House’s great, gazy second effort was to examine the band’s marked growth, “You Came To Me” being particularly on point: “We don’t think they could’ve written this song a year ago.” We don’t think they could’ve made this video a year ago, either. At least not… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 13, 2008 - 5:03 am

Premature Evaluation: Beach House – Devotion

Devotion’s the perfect name for Beach House’s sophomore album. The 11-song collection has a reverence, a dream-y flow that never drifts or shifts its volume or tone, like Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand are afraid too much noise will break-up the birthday seance they have going on the album cover, maybe knock over the candelabra. More »

By: brandon / January 25, 2008 - 6:08 pm

Beach House – Devotion

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By: Stereogum / January 11, 2008 - 10:30 am

New Beach House – “Heart Of Chambers”

Run don’t walk your clicking finger to Beach House’s MySpace for another listen of what the duo’s got in store on their second full-length. When “Gila” came down the pike, we were left well impressed and hopeful for the LP. “Heart Of Chambers” goes one better, a tender ballad built to warm the chambers, Victoria’… More »

By: Stereogum / January 10, 2008 - 6:06 pm

New Beach House – “Gila”

Beach House’s autumnal, Baltimore dream-pop wooed and wowed at CMJ ’06, delivering a spellbinding set at Cake Shop that landed in our top five for the year, setting the stage for this year’s small-scale victory lap — performing festivals and tinier rooms and keeping the BPM on that low-grade drum machine at a very, slow,… More »

By: Stereogum / December 11, 2007 - 2:38 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2007 [Saturday; 7/14] Rating: 8.1

No classic albums played in their entirety, but any fest day during which your mind is blown thrice is indeed a good fest day. As noted, there’s a hipster agenda at play at Pitchfork Music Festival (duh), but the lineup is anything but hegemonic: Scottish shoegaze, coke rap, psych-folk, Yoko … Saturday’s bill… More »

By: Stereogum / July 16, 2007 - 12:30 am

Beach House & Todd Barry Do PRI

The beloved Baltimore duo brought their drum machine, keyboard, and guitar to Public Radio International for a short and sweet set, recording for the Fair Game radio show. Head there for the MP3s of their performance, including “Childhood,” “Master Of None,” and “Tokyo Witch.” A pass through “Tokyo” lets you hear Alex’s guitar chord inversio… More »

By: Stereogum / January 18, 2007 - 9:26 am

New Beach House Video – “Master Of None”

Filmed at a fiesta in Alex’s Baltimore basement, this friend-directed clip is all slow resolves, super-saturated colors, and slow-motion shots of friends celebrating and dudes passing out on keyboards. Amazing video? No. But partying with Beach House looks like a triptastic time. (via P4K)… More »

By: Stereogum / January 11, 2007 - 1:04 pm

Stereogum’s Favorite Live Shows Of The Year

While we’re almost done with thinking about the year that was, we can’t let it go by without recapping the year in our favorite concerts. Most of the shows we saw were in the LES (’cause it’s closer than say LA), but if we were there, it was eligible for inclusion on this here list… More »

By: Stereogum / December 27, 2006 - 4:04 pm

Pitchfork’s Top Tracks Of The Year

With all of the lists coming at ya this time of year, it’s tempting to fuck selective attenuation and just ignore ‘em all — but today Pitchfork published their top tracks list and, naturally, we were down to take a look. The Knife, Hot Chip, and Clipse were the only artists to place two tune… More »

By: Stereogum / December 18, 2006 - 10:58 am

Stereogum Does CMJ: Beach House @ Cake Shop

The Cake Shop serves coffee, tea, and an assortment of alcoholic beverages, but no Kool Aid. And yet, a post-show sidewalk eavesdropper would’ve been right to ask if we’d all just drank a gallon of the sugary goodness, ’cause it was nothing but raves, toasts, and superlatives for this dreamy Baltimore duo. We’d taken a… More »

By: Stereogum / November 2, 2006 - 2:43 pm
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