Baltimore duo Beach House craft delicately gorgeous dream-pop. Their sound hinges on two fairly unconventional instruments, slide guitar and organ, which lend their songs a lean, organic feel.
The duo, consisting of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, first garnered widespread success and acclaim with their third album, 2010's Teen Dream. This year's Bloom cemented their reputation as one of indie rock's best and most interesting young bands.
While in town for a sold-out show at First Ave a couple weeks ago, Beach House stopped by The Current studios to chat with Mark Wheat, take over our airwaves and play some of the songs they're feeling lately.
1. Beach House — Holy Dances
2. William Bell — Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday
3. The Marvelettes — No More Tear Stained Make-Up
4. Francoise Hardy — Song Of Winter
5. Susan Cadogan — If You Need Me
6. OMD — Souvenir
7. My Bloody Valentine — To Here Knows When
8. Beach House — New Year
Beach House — Holy Dances
William Bell — Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday
The Marvelettes — No More Tear Stained Make-Up
Francoise Hardy — Song Of Winter
Susan Cadogan — If You Need Me
OMD — Souvenir
My Bloody Valentine — To Here Knows When
Beach House — New Year
- Beach House paint with bold colors at sold-out First Ave show
- Album Review: Beach House - Bloom Over the last six years, Baltimore-based duo Beach House has quietly honed a lovely, enveloping sound. On their fourth album, "Bloom," the band delivers the best music of their career.
- Beach House performs in The Current studio Three albums into an astronomic career, Beach House is the critically renowned project of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, Baltimore natives who make ethereal dream-pop sound easy.