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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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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…
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…
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…
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!
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…
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…
brandon | March 2, 2009 - 11:51 am

Progress Report: Grizzly Bear

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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…
Amrit Singh | January 21, 2009 - 12:12 pm

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

Every week, lets us select one album from its MP3 store to go on super sale (up to 75% off normal prices). At Amazon's
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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”…
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…
brandon | January 25, 2008 - 6:08 pm

Beach House – Devotion

Stereogum | January 11, 2008 - 10:30 am