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Under the Radar Announces Summer 2017 Issue with Grizzly Bear on the Cover

Issue 61 Also Includes Interviews with The War on Drugs, The National, Broken Social Scene, Slowdive vs. Ariel Pink, Phoenix, Beach House, and Much More

Jul 18, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Summer 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine app Zinio). The issue features Grizzly Bear on the cover. More

Jun 14, 2017

Baltimore duo Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) are releasing a B-sides and rarities compilation, fittingly titled B-Sides and Rarities, on June 30 via Sub Pop (and Bella Union in the U.K./Europe). More

Five Best Songs of the Week: Grizzly Bear, Beach Fossils, Broken Social Scene, and More

Plus Phoenix, Beach House, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 19, 2017

It's been a topsy-turvy week, with a new Trump scandal practically every day and tragic passing of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell in his Detroit hotel room Wednesday night. To help us through it all was a plethora of exciting new tracks.  More

Beach House Announce B-sides Compilation Details, Share New Song “Chariot”

B-Sides and Rarities Due Out June 30 via Sub Pop/Bella Union

May 17, 2017

Baltimore duo Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) previously announced that they were working on a B-sides and rarities compilation and now that release has been officially announced.  More

Beach House Announce Tour Dates, Are Working on Rarities and B-sides Compilation

Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherry Both Out Now via Sub Pop

Jan 31, 2017

Baltimore duo Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) put out two albums in 2015: Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Stars, both via Sub Pop. Now they have announced some more tour dates. More

Beach House Announce Their Final Shows of 2016

Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherry Both Out Now via Sub Pop

Sep 13, 2016

Baltimore duo Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) put out two albums in 2015. They released Thank Your Lucky Stars in October, despite just releasing their last album, Depression Cherry, at the end of August, both via Sub Pop. Now they have announced a few more tour dates to round out the year, which they say will be their last dates of 2016.  More

Watch: Beach House - “The Traveller” Video

Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherry Both Out Now via Sub Pop

Jul 28, 2016

Baltimore duo Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) put out two albums in 2015. They released Thank Your Lucky Stars in October, despite just releasing their last album, Depression Cherry, at the end of August, both via Sub Pop.  More

Beach House Announce More Tour Dates

Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherry Both Out Now via Sub Pop

May 10, 2016

Baltimore duo Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) have announced some more summer tour dates. The shows stretch from a July 11th show in Washington, DC to a September 9th appearance at the Hopscotch festival in Raleigh, NC. All the shows go on sale this Friday, May 13, with the exception of the Washington, DC show, which goes on sale this Thursday, May 12, at 10 AM. More

Outside Lands 2016 Lineup: Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Air, Grimes, Sufjan Stevens, and The Muppets

August 5 - 7 in San Francisco, Lineup Also Includes Beach House, Ryan Adams, Duran Duran, The Last Shadow Puppets, Foals, Peaches, Kevin Morby, Lana

Apr 05, 2016

Outside Lands have announced their 2016 lineup. The festival goes down August 5 - 7 at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Highlights of the lineup include Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Air, Grimes, Sufjan Stevens, Beach House, Ryan Adams, Duran Duran, The Last Shadow Puppets, Foals, Peaches, Kevin Morby, Lana Del Rey, DIIV, Big Grams, Julien Baker, Lionel Richie, Major Lazer, Jason Isbell, Lord Huron, Vince Staples, Years & Years, HÆLOS, POLIÇA, Ra Ra Riot, Rogue Wave, Caveman, Whitney, Miguel, and Chance the Rapper.  More

FYF Fest 2016 Lineup: LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala, Air, Beach House, Grimes, Hot Chip, and More

Father John Misty, Kendrick Lamar, Grace Jones, Wolf Parade, Ty Segall, DIIV, Wild Nothing, Julia Holter, and Many Others Set for Los Angeles Fest in Au

Mar 29, 2016

FYF Fest has announced its 2016 lineup and it's another impressive one. The event is due to take place August 27 and 28 at LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park. Saturday will be headlined by Kendrick Lamar and Tame Impala and Sunday will be headlined by LCD Soundsystem (who seem to be playing every festival this year) and Grace Jones. More

Beach House Announce Installation Shows at Art Galleries Performed as a Duo

Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherry Both Out Now via Sub Pop

Feb 25, 2016

Baltimore duo Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) have announced a series of installation shows, concerts they will perform as a duo at art spaces, galleries, community centers, and various alternative venues in these cities: Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Baltimore, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle. More

Justin Vernon Is Working on New Bon Iver Music, Announces Eaux Claires Festival Line-up

Line-up Includes James Blake, Beach House, Jenny Lewis, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, a Grateful Dead Tribute Led by Members of The National, and More

Feb 11, 2016

Bon Iver's main creative force Justin Vernon said last year that there were no upcoming plans for a new Bon Iver album (the last one was released in 2011), but in a new interview with Billboard he has said that he's "no longer winding down" and promises that he's "definitely been working on music."  More

Beach House Announce More Tour Dates

Thank Your Lucky Stars and Depression Cherry Both Out Now via Sub Pop

Jan 12, 2016

Baltimore duo Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) have announced a new round of tour dates, which are below. In 2015 the band released two albums only months apart: Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Stars. (Both albums ended up on our Top 100 Albums of 2015 list, by the way.)

Coachella 2016 Announces Line-up Featuring LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’ Roses, Lush, CHVRCHES, and More

Plus M83, Wolf Alice, Beach House, Grimes, Sufjan Stevens, Foals, Deerhunter, Bat For Lashes, and Others

Jan 04, 2016

Coachella has announced the line-up for their 2016 festival, which goes down in Indio, California over two weekends in April (with the same bill each weekend). Friday and Saturday are headlined by two newly reformed bands, LCD Soundsystem and Guns N' Roses (featuring the reunion of Axl Rose and Slash). Calvin Harris headlines Sunday night. More

Watch Beach House Perform “Somewhere Tonight” on “Conan”

Thank Your Lucky Stars Out Now via Sub Pop

Dec 16, 2015

Baltimore duo Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) performed on Conan last night. They did "Somewhere Tonight," which can be found on the band's second album to be released in 2015, Thank Your Lucky Stars. Check out the video below. More

Nov 06, 2015

Baltimore duo Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) performed in Luxembourg last night and busted out a surprisingly straight-forward cover of the Weezer classic "Undone - The Sweater Song." Weezer's original was the band's debut single, released in 1994.  More

Oct 19, 2015

Baltimore duo Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) released a brand new album, Thank Your Lucky Stars, last Friday via Sub Pop, despite just releasing their last album, Depression Cherry, at the end of August. It wasn't technically a surprise release, but fans were only given just over a week's notice. More

Oct 16, 2015

Baltimore duo Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) surprise announced last week that they were releasing a brand new album, Thank Your Lucky Stars, today via Sub Pop, despite just releasing their last album, Depression Cherry, at the end of August. Now you can stream the whole thing below via Spotify. More

Beach House Share Three New Songs From New Album via Their Single Finder

"She's So Lovely," "One Thing," and "Majorette" From Thank Your Lucky Stars

Oct 13, 2015

Baltimore duo Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) surprise announced last week that they are releasing a brand new album, Thank Your Lucky Stars, this Friday (October 16) via Sub Pop, despite just releasing their latest album, Depression Cherry, at the end of August. Now the band has shared three songs from Thank Your Lucky Stars: "She's So Lovely," "One Thing," and "Majorette." More

Oct 07, 2015

Baltimore duo Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) have just surprise announced on Twitter that they are releasing a brand new album next Friday, October 16. This comes less than two months after the release of the band's fifth album, Depression Cherry, which came out at the end of August.  More

Stream the Full New Album by Beach House, “Depression Cherry”

Depression Cherry Out August 28 via Sub Pop

Aug 20, 2015

Baltimore duo Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) are finally releasing their new album, Depression Cherry, next Friday via Sub Pop, after announcing it back in MayMore

Listen: Beach House - “PPP” and “Beyond Love”

Plus Help Determine the Duo's Upcoming Setlists

Aug 10, 2015

Last week, Beach House previewed "PPP" and "Beyond Love," both from their forthcoming album Depression Cherry, due out 8/28 on Sub Pop. They've now made both songs available on their website, albeit in a very non-traditional manner.  More

Under the Radar Announces August/September Issue with CHVRCHES on the Cover

Issue 54 Also Includes Interviews with New Order, Garbage, Foals, Beirut, Jesse Eisenberg, Low, FFS, Destroyer, Wolf Alice, Tamaryn, the Casts of Fear the Walking Dead and Wet Hot American Summer, and More

Aug 07, 2015

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the August/September 2015 issue, which is available digitally now (via Under the Radar's app and the magazine apps Zinio, Readly, and Readbug), has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It features CHVRCHES on the cover. Garbage's Shirley Manson discusses the 20th anniversary of the band's self-titled debut album. We talk to the creators and various cast members of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. Star Cliff Curtis and producer Gale Anne Hurd talk about The Walking Dead companion series Fear the Walking Dead. The issue also includes interviews with Beach House, New Order, Foals, Beirut, Jesse Eisenberg, Low, FFS, Destroyer, Wolf Alice, Tamaryn, Telekinesis, Ducktails, DRINKS, Briana Marela, LA Priest, Jaakko Eino KaleviChelsea Wolfe, and more.  More

Aug 06, 2015

Baltimore duo Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) are sharing tracks from their forthcoming new album the old fashioned way, via the radio. Now they've previewed snippets of two more songs from Depression Cherry during an interview with the NPR radio show Here & Now. Listen to the interview below and skip to the 4:30 mark to hear part of "PPP" and to the 7:00 mark to hear "Beyond Love."   More

Listen: Beach House - “Sparks” (Updated with Soundcloud Stream)

Shared via Spanish Radio Station, Now Available on Soundcloud

Jul 01, 2015

Baltimore duo Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) are sharing tracks from their forthcoming new album the old fashioned way, via the radio. Back in May the band announced Depression Cherry, their fifth album and the follow-up to 2012's Bloom. More

Oct 17, 2014

Last week Beach House finished trekking across the Great White North for their "Northern Exposure" tour, taking them all across Canada and Alaska. More

Jul 16, 2014

News for our friends up north. WAY north. More

Listen: Beach House – “Saturn Song”

Space Project Due Out April 19

Mar 05, 2014

First Spiritualized penned an ode to Neptune, and now Beach House has pledged their devotion to Saturn.  More

Under the Radar’s Top 50 Music Videos of 2013

Our Favorite Visuals of the Year

Jan 03, 2014

While the days of watching music videos on television are long gone, over the past several years the visual art form has certainly found second life (like so many other things) as an excellent online commodity. More

Dec 03, 2013

Back in 1974 Gene Clark, found member of The Byrds, released No Other. Developing into a cult favorite among musicians years after being deemed a critical and commmercial failure at the time of its release, the album will be given a bit of new life when it will be played in its entirety on the road by a gathering of some of indie rock's most notable artists, including Beach House, as well as members of Fleet FoxesGrizzly Bear, and The Walkmen. More

Aug 14, 2013

Earlier this year Beach House premiered Forever Still, a short film of their own making that captured the band performing various tracks from their album Bloom from a diverse set of desert locations. More

Aug 08, 2013

This weekend, Gothenburg, Sweden hosts the sixth annual Way Out West Festival. We sent photographer Helen Boast and writer/photographer Laura Studarus down to cover the action. Check out their gallery featuring Omar SouleymanBeach HouseTame ImpalaAutre Ne VeutAlabama ShakesJupiter & Okwess InternationalJunip, and Crystal Fighters More

Apr 21, 2013

April 19 marked the second weekend of Coachella’s 2013 run. We sent photographer Helen Boast down to cover the action.  More

Watch: Beach House – “Wishes” Video

Directed by Eric Wareheim and Starring Ray Wise

Mar 07, 2013

Ray Wise (Mad Men) stars in the Eric Wareheim-directed video for Beach House’s Bloom cut, "Wishes." More

Feb 04, 2013

Back in December dream pop duo Beach House announced that they would release a special musical short film titled Forever Still. More

Watch: Beach House – “New Year”

Scenes From the Studio

Jan 02, 2013

Hot on the heels of announcing their short film Forever Still, today Beach House released a video called “New Year,” compiled of footage shot while recording Bloom.  

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Beach House To Release Short Film

Titled Forever Still

Dec 14, 2012

Following in the footsteps of Dave Longstreth and the Dirty Projectors, dream pop duo Beach House have announced the release of a short film titled Forever Still. More

Nov 14, 2012

Beach House have come forward to debut a dark rollercoaster of a music video for their Bloom track "Wild." More

Watch: Beach House Play “Fallon”

Perform "Wild" and "Wishes"

Jul 25, 2012

Reminding everyone of their highly-praised new album Bloom recently saw release, Baltimore dream-pop duo Beach House made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to deliver a bit of their signature sound. More

Jul 04, 2012

On July 3, 2012, Beach House (plus opener Wild Nothing) played El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.  More

Watch: Beach House – “Lazuli” Video

Band Also Announces “Frightened Eyes” Tour

Jun 07, 2012

In a move that feels like a Ghostbusters homage, Beach House haunt their listeners in the new video for Bloom cut, “Lazuli." More

Under the Radar Announces Full Details for June/July Issue Featuring Yeasayer on the Cover

Issue also Includes Beach House, Liars, Hot Chip, Sigur Rós, Hot Chip, Father John Misty, Aubrey Plaza, and more

May 26, 2012

Under the Radar’s June/July 2012 Issue features Yeasayer on the cover as well as interviews with Beach House, ChromaticsPeaking LightsM. WardEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosLower DensSoulsavers featuring Dave GahanFather John Misty vs. Aubrey PlazaSigur RósHot Chip, and others.  More

May 23, 2012

Featuring plenty of effectual transitions from the TV cameras, Beach House brought their inoculating pop vibes to the set of British program Later... with Jools Holland to perform the standout track "Myth" off their recently release album BloomMore

May 21, 2012

Before heading into the weekend last Friday Beach House stuck around New York City after playing a concert at the Bowery Ballroom to make an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. More

May 18, 2012

Earlier this week dream-pop duo Beach House released their highly anticipated new album Bloom. More

Beach House Streams “Bloom”

New Album Out May 15

May 07, 2012

Next week Baltimore-based dream pop duo Beach House will release Bloom, the much anticipated follow-up to their 2010 album Teen Dream. More

Beach House Announce Forthcoming Tour Dates

Bloom Out May 15 Via Sub Pop

May 02, 2012

Beach House is taking the delicate tunes from their new album Bloom (out May 15 via Sub Pop) on the road. We have the dates.  More

Listen: Beach House - “Equal Mind”

B-side to Record Store Day Single

Apr 23, 2012

This past weekend Beach House released their single "Lazuli" as a special Record Store Day exclusive 7''. Paired as a B-side was the track "Equal Mind" which has inevitably found its way online to stream. More

Apr 13, 2012

Somehow landing access to it before its slated Record Store Day release, Dutch radio station 3voor12 has posted the new Beach House single "Lazuli," which is to be included in the dream-pop duo's forthcoming new album BloomMore

Mar 20, 2012

Ever since single “Myth” got us all in a tizzy over the though of a new Beach House album, we’ve been jonsing for more info about their forthcoming disc Bloom. More

Mar 08, 2012

As you might have guessed by the dreamy single “Myth” that Beach House dropped the other night, the band has a new album on the way. More

Listen: Beach House – “Myth”

No Word Yet on a New Album

Mar 07, 2012

While there’s still no official word on a new album (a rumored tracklist was denied by all official parties) tonight—seemingly out of the blue—Beach House posted a new track to their website. Take a listen to "Myth" here.  More

Watch: Videos of Serge Gainsbourg tribute at The Hollywood Bowl

With special guests Beck, Ed Droste, Victoria LeGrand, Zola Jesus, and more

Aug 29, 2011

Last night the Hollywood Bowl hosted a special tribute show to the late French singer, actor, and director Serge Gainsbourg. More

Treasure Island Festival 2011 Lineup Announced – Death Cab for Cutie, St. Vincent, and more

Performers Also Include Cut Copy, Beach House, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Friendly Fires, Empire of the Sun, Battles, and others

Jul 26, 2011

Today, Treasure Island Music Festival announced their 2011 lineup. More

Portishead Announce Fall U.S. Tour

Follows Band Curated I’ll Be Your Mirror Festival

Jul 11, 2011

As previously announced, British trip-hop legends Portishead will be curating and headlining ATP's I'll Be Your Mirror festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey, October 1 and 2. More

Beach House Debut a New Song

No Word on a New Album

May 18, 2011

Atlas Sound wasn’t the only one airing out new material at last weekend’s ATP fest. Beach House dropped a dreamy new number into their set. We have the video.  More

Beach House Play Swedish TV

Band Stops By Klubbland

Jan 24, 2011

This week, Swedish television program Klubbland aired an episode with Beach House, who stopped by back in November to perform a few cuts from best-of list busting, Teen Dream. More

Buy Our Current Issue to Access the Digital Sampler Featuring Sufjan Stevens, of Montreal, and more

Includes Exclusive Unreleased Tracks by Rose Elinor Dougall, Motorifik, and Club 8

Jan 14, 2011

Every issue of Under the Radar includes a free digital sampler that can be accessed via the download code printed in the issue. Our Year-End issue's sampler (which is sponsored by Shure) includes exclusive unreleased tracks by MotorifikRose Elinor Dougall, and Club 8, as well as songs by of MontrealPlants and AnimalsThe Radio Dept., Tame ImpalaWild NothingSufjan StevensTwin ShadowLost in the TreesBeach HouseAvi Buffalo, and Owen Pallett. We have the details.  More

Beach House Takes the Stage at Conan

Play “10 Mile Stereo”

Dec 21, 2010

Closing out their landmark year, Beach House took to the Conan stage last night.  We have the clip.  More

Beach House Does Not Care For the Winter Sun

Free Seasonally Appropriate Track

Dec 16, 2010

Capping off their banner year, today Beach House released beautifully downtrodden track, “I Do Not care For the Winter Sun." More

Nov 16, 2010

Beach House is hitting the road one last time in support of this year’s stand-out album Teen Dream More

Oct 10, 2010

Check out photos from Day One of ACL Music Festival in Austin, TX. We sent photographer Robert Redfield down to capture the action. Click here to view the full gallery. More

Austin City Limits Lineup Announced

Yeasayer, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, and Monsters of Folk, Among Others, Set to Play

May 18, 2010

Festival fans rejoice, the lineup for 2010’s Austin City Limits has been announced. Lineup includes Muse, Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, and Vampire Weekend, among others. We have the full details. More

Round-up of Recent Interviews: Florence and the Machine, Jónsi, Vampire Weekend, Doves, and more

So Many Interviews, So Little Time: Phoenix, Matt and Kim, Beach House, Camera Obscura, Local Natives, and others

May 07, 2010

For the past couple weeks, our writers (namely Laura Studarus, Frank Valish, and Hays Davis) have been working hard to bring you website-exclusive interviews. We've posted a total of 12 interviews since late April, 10 of which were conducted at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Making it easy to keep up, we've complied an alphabetical list of our most recent interviews. Find links to our interviews with Doves, Jónsi, Vampire Weekend, Beach House, Camera Obscura, Phoenix, Matt and Kim, Florence and the Machine, Local Natives, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Big Pink, and more. More

Beach House Talk About Inspiration, Their “New Song,” and Life on the Road

"There's Sensual Energy, There's Violent Energy, There's Hopeful Energy"

Apr 27, 2010

Earlier this year, vocalist/keyboardist Victoria Legrand and guitarist Alex Scallyalso known as Beach Housereleased their third album, Teen Dream. A collection of gauzy chamber-pop songs so enchanting Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste repeatedly twittered about its "insanely perfectly gorgeous amazingness," the album has garnered the hard-working duo a string of well-deserved accolades and (very) preemptive declarations of "best album of the year." More

Phoenix, Pavement, and Vampire Weekend All to Headline Hollywood Bowl This Summer

Openers Include: Grizzly Bear, Sonic Youth, and Beach House

Apr 23, 2010

Didn't catch every band at Coachella you were hoping to see? Never fear! This summer, Hollywood Bowl is hosting several Under the Radar-friendly bands, including Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, and Pavement. We have the dates. More

Photos from Coachella 2010 Day Two Gallery - Devo, The Dead Weather, Muse, MGMT

Plus Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Dirty Projectors, Beach House

Apr 20, 2010

Staff photographer and Under the Radar's Co-Publisher/Co-Founder, Wendy Lynch Redfern, was down in Coachella, CA for Coachella 2010. Check out a gallery of her photos from the second day of Coachella 2010. The gallery includes photos of Devo, The Dead Weather, Muse, MGMT, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Dirty Projectors, Beach House. Click here to view the full gallery. More

Beach House and Washed Out Line Up Tour Dates

Teen Dream Out January 26th on Sub Pop

Jan 11, 2010

Word comes today that the luxuriously downbeat Baltimore duo Beach House are taking Georgia's Washed Out out on the road for the first time this spring. More

Beach House Release Details on Third Album

Teen Dreams is Out January 26th

Oct 20, 2009

We're pretty avid Beach House fans here at UTR Towers, so when they hooked up with the indie juggnernaut Sub Pop earlier this year, our ears perked up like the ice cream man was coming 'round the bend. Now we have more salivation-worthy news: the gauze-pop duo's third album is coming January 26, 2010 on CD/LP. More

Beach House Signs to Sub Pop

New Album Due Early 2010

Sep 10, 2009

After releasing two albums for Carpark Records, Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand, aka Beach House, have announced their third album will be released on Sub Pop in early 2010. We have album info and tour dates. More


Interviews

Aug 29, 2017

Though it seems like a distant memory, there once was a time when nearly every band that had a significant following would release a "B-sides and rarities" collection.  More

Beach House

Hear the Universe

Aug 28, 2015

Though it has been only a little over 10 years since she started Beach House with bandmate Alex Scally, vocalist/keyboardist Victoria Legrand has the perspective of a much older musician. More

Beach House

Sex, Inspirations, and Video Collaborations

Apr 27, 2010

Earlier this year, vocalist/keyboardist Victoria Legrand and guitarist Alex Scallyalso known as Beach Housereleased their third album, Teen Dream. A collection of gauzy chamber-pop songs so enchanting Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste repeatedly twittered about its "insanely perfectly gorgeous amazingness," the album has garnered the hard-working duo a string of well-deserved accolades and (very) preemptive declarations of "best album of the year." Under the Radar caught up with the pair at Coachella between their set and a well-deserved dinner to discuss youth, sex, and working on the road. More


Reviews

B-Sides and Rarities

B-Sides and Rarities

Sub Pop

Jun 30, 2017

Beware the B-sides and rarities album. Hardly an attempt to woo new fans, and commonly a ploy to keep devotees entertained between albums, B-sides and rarities albums may include some intriguing material but usually contain half-baked tracks that weren't good enough to make it off the cutting room floor in the first place. More

Thank Your Lucky Stars

Thank Your Lucky Stars

Sub Pop

Oct 19, 2015

When Baltimore dream-pop duo Beach House announced the existence of a new album less than two months after the release of this year's excellent Depression Cherry, it was a surprise to many of their fans. The band declared that the album was "not a companion to Depression Cherry or a surprise or B-sides," claiming that they were merely experimenting with release schedules.  More

Depression Cherry

Depression Cherry

Sub Pop

Aug 24, 2015

Oh, the burden of expectations. After a promising self-titled debut, and then two consecutive knockouts in 2010's Teen Dream and 2012's Bloom (which must go on the shortlist of most beautiful albums of the 21st century), one could forgive Beach House a clunker. More

Coachella Day 1 Recap: Johnny Marr, Local Natives, Beach House, Purity Ring, and More

Apr 20, 2013

A smorgasbord of performances by the likes of IO EchoLord Huron,DāM-FunKPoliça  Johnny Marr  Local Natives  Beach House  Purity Ring and How to Destroy Angels awaited us. More

Beach House (With Wild Nothing), El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

July 4th, 2012

Jul 05, 2012

One does not turn to Beach House for effusive stage banter. With a series of shadows dancing across their faces from sidelights, and backlighting provided by a sheet of theatrical stars, the Baltimore-based duo kept chatting at Tuesday night’s show to a bare minimum. That is, save for a few perfunctorily thank yous. “It’s not that I don’t want to talk to you,” said keyboard/vocalist Victoria Legrand, acknowledging the duo’s seemingly aloof presence, “It’s just that it’s complicated.”   More

Bloom

Bloom

Sub Pop

May 11, 2012

Beach House isn't really an "ain't" kind of band, but the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" piece of folk wisdom runs strongly on Bloom. Despite the album title, the duo picks right up where it left off on 2010's Teen Dream.

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Serge Gainsbourg Tribute: Beck, Zola Jesus, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Victoria Legrand and more

Aug 29, 2011

It’s deceptively easy to see the career of French musician Serge Gainsbourg as one continuous punchline. With his distinctive vocal style—a muttered sing-speech—parodied almost into oblivion since his rise to popularity in the 1960s, the inclusion of his music in film or television seems to automatically indicate the horny bachelor, the ill-conceived seduction, or (horror of horrors) hipsters aiming to embrace kitsch with both hands. Last night at the Hollywood Bowl however, cool was the name of the game—as Beck, Zola Jesus, Victoria Legrand (of Beach House), Mike Patton, Ed Droste (of Grizzly Bear), The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Lulu Gainsbourg, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, sang, spoke and cooed their tributes to the late performer. More

Vampire Weekend, Beach House, and The Very Best at The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA

September 27th, 2010

Oct 01, 2010

Although autumn had officially hit several days earlier, one would have been hard pressed to find any signs of the new season at Vampire Weekend’s unseasonably hot Hollywood Bowl debut Sunday night. Also making their sweat-drenched bowl debuts were African/Swedish band The Very Best, and Baltimore, Maryland’s Beach House.  More

Coachella 2010 Day 2 Recap: Beach House, Camera Obscura, Muse, and More

April 17th, 2010

Apr 18, 2010

Day two started out much like day one, in fulltilt. Despite a bevy of physical ailments left over from yesterday's marathon, making it to Camera Obscura's set on time was worth another painful sprint across the field. However day two was light on the heavy hitters, and after the initial close call, I didn't have to hustle to see sets from Beach House, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Hot Chip, MGMT, and Muse. More