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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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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…
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 dudes…
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

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…
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…
Stereogum | November 2, 2006 - 2:43 pm
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