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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 »

The week began on, like, Tuesday with the launch of Apple Music and it pretty much ended on Thursday because of the three-day weekend, and frankly, not a whole hell of a lot happened in between. It kinda felt like everyone besides Trent Reznor took the week off and nobody even bothered to release any… More »

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Progress Report: Grizzly Bear

NAME: Grizzly Bear PROGRESS REPORT: Mixing…
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’…
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 come…
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 Brando…
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

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. Whe…
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…
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…
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…
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 dude…
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.
Stereogum | December 27, 2006 - 4:04 pm