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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2013
UPDATE (Feb. 11): Yo La Tengo is the special guest for Beach House's April show at the Lyric, according to Beach House's Twitter . The veteran indie-rock trio from Hoboken, N.J., joins Lower Dens as the support for Beach House's first Baltimore show in more than two years. Tickets are on sale here . --------------- Posted Jan. 22: Beach House, the Baltimore dream-pop duo of Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand, have finally announced its first hometown show since Sept.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2013
“Hello Baltimore, it's been too long,” said Beach House singer Victoria Legrand from the Lyric Opera House stage on Friday night. It was an understatement: The city's most-known indie-rock duo hadn't played the area since September 2010, and even then, it was an opening slot for Vampire Weekend at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia. This was a true homecoming years in the making, and Beach House performed an 85-minute set with a confidence earned from long tours, large festival gigs and late-night TV performances.
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By Sam Sessa | sam.sessa@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 24, 2010
On March 26, two of Baltimore's most prominent bands are playing shows in Washington. Indie rockers Wye Oak are performing at the Rock 'n' Roll Hotel and dream pop group Beach House will be at the Black Cat . Both bands are duos who developed a strong local following and signed to indie labels. Wye Oak has released two albums and an EP on Merge Records, and Beach House put out their third album on Sub Pop Records. Wye Oak's new EP, "My Neighbor/My Creator," came out this month.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2013
UPDATE (Feb. 11): Yo La Tengo is the special guest for Beach House's April show at the Lyric, according to Beach House's Twitter . The veteran indie-rock trio from Hoboken, N.J., joins Lower Dens as the support for Beach House's first Baltimore show in more than two years. Tickets are on sale here . --------------- Posted Jan. 22: Beach House, the Baltimore dream-pop duo of Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand, have finally announced its first hometown show since Sept.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2012
Indie bands, be careful - advertising agencies want your sound, and if you say no, they'll hire studio musicians to do their best impression. Patrick Carney, the drummer for the Black Keys, complained of several big-name companies doing this exact procedure. Now, Baltimore duo Beach House - a band whose new album, "Bloom," hit stores this past Tuesday to strong reviews - is the latest act claiming to be kinda-copied. In a new ad for Volkswagen's Polo, there's a familiar, haunting croon over a light, springy organ.
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By Sam Sessa | October 18, 2012
Four years ago, Beach House played a show at the Baltimore DIY space G-Spot, and the audience talked through most of it. The crowd seemed more interested in conversation than the hazy dream pop played by singer/keyboardist Victoria Legrand and guitarist Alex Scally. Much has changed since then. Last night, a sold-out crowd stood rapt inside the 9:30 Club, mouthing the words and gently swaying along with Beach House's dark rhythms. Camera phones snapped pictures of the minimalist set design: A few rectangular boxes with horizontal slats in front, like wooden palettes stood upright.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2010
Beach House is growing up. Before this year, the four-year-old atmospheric pop duo from this area mainly played clubs and small festivals. Lead singer Victoria Legrand said the largest gig to date was a 1,400-person crowd at Webster Hall in New York City. There were no cushy riders, decked-out tour buses or security to keep drunken fans away. Sometimes crazy things happened after shows, as you might expect if you're an indie band with no handlers. "Crazy things like when you are in France and someone who looks like [singer]
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by Wesley Case | wesley@bthesite.com and b free daily | January 26, 2010
On a recent, warmer-than-usual Friday, Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally stand by a dock in Harbor East, while a photographer tries to frame the easily distracted duo. Legrand, constantly moving her long hair to the side, squints in the sun, and a hooded Scally calls to mallards wading by. It’s lunchtime, and a trio of men dressed in business-casual notice the shoot as they walk along Lancaster Street. "That's that band," a man says. "What's their name?" The others don’t know.
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By Sam Sessa | sam.sessa@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 24, 2010
A t first glance, Beach House's East Baltimore practice space seems like a typical moody musician's den, with turntables, drums, vintage keyboards and even a half-empty bottle of vodka. But amid the jumble of amps and instruments lie oddly childish knickknacks, like a hefty unicorn bust, hula hoops and packs of sparkly stickers. It was here, a year ago, that the Baltimore-based ambient pop duo came up with the title of their new album, "Teen Dream." Surrounded by whimsical toys and tchotchkes, singer/keyboardist Victoria Legrand and guitarist Alex Scally were tinkering with a new song when the words "teen dream" popped out of Legrand's mouth.
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,sam.sessa@baltsun.com | January 24, 2010
At first glance, Beach House's East Baltimore practice space seems like a typical moody musician's den, with turntables, drums, vintage keyboards and even a half-empty bottle of vodka. But amid the jumble of amps and instruments lie oddly childish knickknacks, like a hefty unicorn bust, hula hoops and packs of sparkly stickers. It was here, a year ago, that the Baltimore-based ambient pop duo came up with the title of their new album, "Teen Dream." Surrounded by whimsical toys and tchotchkes, singer/keyboardist Victoria Legrand and guitarist Alex Scally were tinkering with a new song when the words "teen dream" popped out of Legrand's mouth.
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By Sam Sessa | October 18, 2012
Four years ago, Beach House played a show at the Baltimore DIY space G-Spot, and the audience talked through most of it. The crowd seemed more interested in conversation than the hazy dream pop played by singer/keyboardist Victoria Legrand and guitarist Alex Scally. Much has changed since then. Last night, a sold-out crowd stood rapt inside the 9:30 Club, mouthing the words and gently swaying along with Beach House's dark rhythms. Camera phones snapped pictures of the minimalist set design: A few rectangular boxes with horizontal slats in front, like wooden palettes stood upright.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2012
Indie bands, be careful - advertising agencies want your sound, and if you say no, they'll hire studio musicians to do their best impression. Patrick Carney, the drummer for the Black Keys, complained of several big-name companies doing this exact procedure. Now, Baltimore duo Beach House - a band whose new album, "Bloom," hit stores this past Tuesday to strong reviews - is the latest act claiming to be kinda-copied. In a new ad for Volkswagen's Polo, there's a familiar, haunting croon over a light, springy organ.
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Wesley Case | May 2, 2012
When Beach House, the Baltimore dream-pop duo of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, released 2010's "Teen Dream," the band was immediately thrust into the forefront of the indie-music world. Pitchfork named it the fifth best album of the year; Rolling Stone placed it at No. 17 . Indie-rock chart-toppers Vampire Weekend invited the band on an impressive North American tour that included stops at New York City's Radio City Music Hall and Merriweather Post Pavilion . Following the steps of Animal Collective, the duo seemed positioned to become the new "it" band in taste-making circles.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2010
Beach House is growing up. Before this year, the four-year-old atmospheric pop duo from this area mainly played clubs and small festivals. Lead singer Victoria Legrand said the largest gig to date was a 1,400-person crowd at Webster Hall in New York City. There were no cushy riders, decked-out tour buses or security to keep drunken fans away. Sometimes crazy things happened after shows, as you might expect if you're an indie band with no handlers. "Crazy things like when you are in France and someone who looks like [singer]
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By Sam Sessa | sam.sessa@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 24, 2010
On March 26, two of Baltimore's most prominent bands are playing shows in Washington. Indie rockers Wye Oak are performing at the Rock 'n' Roll Hotel and dream pop group Beach House will be at the Black Cat . Both bands are duos who developed a strong local following and signed to indie labels. Wye Oak has released two albums and an EP on Merge Records, and Beach House put out their third album on Sub Pop Records. Wye Oak's new EP, "My Neighbor/My Creator," came out this month.
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by Wesley Case | wesley@bthesite.com and b free daily | January 26, 2010
On a recent, warmer-than-usual Friday, Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally stand by a dock in Harbor East, while a photographer tries to frame the easily distracted duo. Legrand, constantly moving her long hair to the side, squints in the sun, and a hooded Scally calls to mallards wading by. It’s lunchtime, and a trio of men dressed in business-casual notice the shoot as they walk along Lancaster Street. "That's that band," a man says. "What's their name?" The others don’t know.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2013
“Hello Baltimore, it's been too long,” said Beach House singer Victoria Legrand from the Lyric Opera House stage on Friday night. It was an understatement: The city's most-known indie-rock duo hadn't played the area since September 2010, and even then, it was an opening slot for Vampire Weekend at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia. This was a true homecoming years in the making, and Beach House performed an 85-minute set with a confidence earned from long tours, large festival gigs and late-night TV performances.
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Wesley Case | May 2, 2012
When Beach House, the Baltimore dream-pop duo of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, released 2010's "Teen Dream," the band was immediately thrust into the forefront of the indie-music world. Pitchfork named it the fifth best album of the year; Rolling Stone placed it at No. 17 . Indie-rock chart-toppers Vampire Weekend invited the band on an impressive North American tour that included stops at New York City's Radio City Music Hall and Merriweather Post Pavilion . Following the steps of Animal Collective, the duo seemed positioned to become the new "it" band in taste-making circles.
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By Sam Sessa | sam.sessa@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 24, 2010
A t first glance, Beach House's East Baltimore practice space seems like a typical moody musician's den, with turntables, drums, vintage keyboards and even a half-empty bottle of vodka. But amid the jumble of amps and instruments lie oddly childish knickknacks, like a hefty unicorn bust, hula hoops and packs of sparkly stickers. It was here, a year ago, that the Baltimore-based ambient pop duo came up with the title of their new album, "Teen Dream." Surrounded by whimsical toys and tchotchkes, singer/keyboardist Victoria Legrand and guitarist Alex Scally were tinkering with a new song when the words "teen dream" popped out of Legrand's mouth.
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,sam.sessa@baltsun.com | January 24, 2010
At first glance, Beach House's East Baltimore practice space seems like a typical moody musician's den, with turntables, drums, vintage keyboards and even a half-empty bottle of vodka. But amid the jumble of amps and instruments lie oddly childish knickknacks, like a hefty unicorn bust, hula hoops and packs of sparkly stickers. It was here, a year ago, that the Baltimore-based ambient pop duo came up with the title of their new album, "Teen Dream." Surrounded by whimsical toys and tchotchkes, singer/keyboardist Victoria Legrand and guitarist Alex Scally were tinkering with a new song when the words "teen dream" popped out of Legrand's mouth.
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