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Beach House

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  • Formed: Baltimore, MD
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Recent Activity: 10.03.16 Oct 3, 2006. ⏳🆒🌊💿 https://t.co/pBcDyWzgBF
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Despite its summery name, Beach House creates music that is dark, dreamy, and alluringly hypnotic. Baltimore residents Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand (the niece of French composer Michel Legrand) formed the duo in 2005, with Legrand's hushed, Nico-like vocals and Scally's delicate instrumentation paving the way for their first batch of songs. Within a year, Beach House had charmed indie music enthusiasts across the blogosphere with its languid songcraft, and the eerie warmth of "Apple Orchard" landed on Pitchfork's Infinite Mixtape MP3 series in August 2006. Two months later, Beach House issued its eponymous debut album for Carpark. The band remained with the Carpark label for one additional album, 2008's Devotion, before graduating to Sub Pop and releasing Teen Dream in early 2010. The duo built on the acclaim of Teen Dream with 2012's Bloom, meticulously constructing a unified sound and vision meant to be experienced as an entire album rather than a collection of songs.

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Who Are…Mt. Wolf

By Marissa G. Muller, Contributor

When Kate Sproule started Mt. Wolf in 2011 with her childhood friend Stevie McMinn and his college mates, she'd hardly sung a note. Still, she was so committed to pursuing music that she turned down her first post-college job offer to stick with the band. It's a risk that seems to have paid off: Mt. Wolf's delicate indie rock stands out among London's current sound sculptors, savvily blending bass music, folktronic and indie R&B. Only… more »

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Interview: Beach House

By Marissa G. Muller, Contributor

On their fourth album Bloom, Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand present a stronger picture of the overcast dream-pop aesthetic they've maintained since their 2006 debut. And, much like an abstract painting, Teen Dream's glossier older sibling offers plenty of mystery. It features some of their most obtuse verses ("You build yourself a myth/ And know just what to give") and some of their darker narratives (In "Wild," the young narrator recalls living with a drunk… more »

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36 Songs To Soothe the Pain

By Wondering Sound Staff, Contributor

Whether you're happily married or told Cupid to shove it a long time ago, we can all agree on one thing: to quote the one-and-only Nazareth, "Love hurts/ Love scars/ Love wounds/ And mars." Or something. That's why we went ahead and compiled a list of 36 Songs To Soothe the Pain, from the bloodletting confessionals of Neko Case, Bright Eyes and Sunny Day Real Estate to the melancholic melodies of Sigur Rós, the Shangri-Las… more »

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eMusic Selects: Family Band

By Jayson Greene, Senior Editor

[eMusic Selects is a program designed by eMusic to give exposure to unsigned or undersigned bands. This month's selections are Strand of Oaks and Family Band] The arresting, winter-bitten folk songs of Family Band feel like dispatches from some older, crueler place and time: a typhoid-wracked 18th-century town, perhaps, or a medieval village gripped by witch trials. In reality, it is the project of two latter-day Brooklyn expats — Kim Krans, a visual artist, and her… more »

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eMusic Selects: Deastro

By Todd Burns, Contributor

No offense to eMusic's previous Selects artists, but I get the sense that the only one of the bunch that could become a genuine pop star is one Randolph Chabot. Under the name Deastro, Chabot writes the sort of pop songs that make you swoon - and then wraps them in a hyper-colored gloss of synthesizer sturm und drang. M83 is a reference point for Keeper's, his eMusic Selects release, but it's not quite accurate:… more »

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