Artist Profile: Beach House

Written by  Published in Interviews Tuesday, 27 July 2010 15:00


Listening to Baltimore, Maryland’s dream pop duo Beach House is like basking away in a beautifully deep slumber. Their sound is centered around hypnotizing mellow instrumentation, synthesizers that at times are catchy and cryptic and vocals that seep into your mind and calm your ears.

After releasing their debut in 2006 (Self-Titled) and follow up (2008’s Devotion), Beach House was on the independent music map. Victoria Legrand (vocals/organ) and Alex Scally (guitar/keyboards) have a gentle knack for crafting somber and nostalgic songs that sparkle with lackadaisical yearning. Their third and newest offering, 2010’s Sub Pop debut, Teen Dream, is a collection of songs that soothes and calms and takes its listeners on a trip into distant, melodic reveries. Legrand often draws comparisons to Nico and the band’s influences include The Zombies and Grizzly Bear.

Beach House will begin its U.S. tour opening up for Vampire Weekend on August 29th and bring their sleep induced tunes to the masses. Go check them out and see what kind of dream their music conjures up for you.

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Michael Rincon

Michael Rincon is a resident of the desert landscape of Lancaster, Ca. As a senior journalism major at Cal State Long Beach, Michael has written for their Daily 49er newspaper, Dig Magazine and The Union. Aside from that he’s also interned at Under the Radar Magazine and is a contributing writer for As an avid music lover who fancies various types of genres, his real attention getters are indie pop/rock, electronic sounds, experimental soundscapes and any vocals that are extremely melodic, harmonious and engaging.

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