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.