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No discussion yet on this album. Methinks its very purdy.

T. Weiss (Timmy), Saturday, 18 November 2006 19:05 (fourteen years ago) link

a flash in the pan

Stephen Bush (Stephen B.), Saturday, 18 November 2006 19:42 (fourteen years ago) link

Great record. Under produced, it sounds like a demo, but that is half the charm. Her voice actually sounds a lot better live. There are some really beautiful melodies. I look forward to hearing more from Beach House.

lawrencerock (lawrencerock), Saturday, 18 November 2006 19:43 (fourteen years ago) link

this is like the 3rd rock band from Baltimore in the past year or two that's started getting a bunch of national press without me ever hearing them or seeing a show, shit's making me feel out of touch

Alex in Baltimore (Alex in Baltimore), Saturday, 18 November 2006 19:53 (fourteen years ago) link

I saw them at the Echo on Thursday night - they were good (and her voice was spectacular), but the mix was really off (they used a discman for their percussion section and then put it WAY up in the mix while pushing her vocals way down in it) and I kinda left disappointed.

Record's top three of the year for me, though. Parts of it sound like The Marble Index as produced by Phillip Glass, which pleases me muchly.

James.Cobo (jamescobo), Saturday, 18 November 2006 20:23 (fourteen years ago) link

al i have to say that, knowing what little i do about yr taste, i don't think you'd like beach house very much

it's a really good record -- and "go team" and all that -- but i'm kind of surprised by the blanket omg reception it's getting

bo janglin (dubplatestyle), Saturday, 18 November 2006 20:35 (fourteen years ago) link

sorry i thought this was the thread for that jayz song

yours fondly, harshaw. (mrgn), Saturday, 18 November 2006 20:37 (fourteen years ago) link

oh yeah i'm not saying 'boy this sounds right up my alley,' hence my having not run to the store to get it. but perhaps you underestimate my tolerance for languid indie.

haha, it took me a second to figure out this wasn't about "Beach Chair," too

Alex in Baltimore (Alex in Baltimore), Sunday, 19 November 2006 06:09 (fourteen years ago) link

Gorgeous record

Roque Strew (RoqueStrew), Sunday, 19 November 2006 09:30 (fourteen years ago) link

ten months pass...

i just saw them last night and it was a gorgeous set, with that nice drifting, lazily precise sound (and decent mix). they're also both great people, had a bunch of drinks with them afterwards.

the table is the table, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 02:14 (thirteen years ago) link

three months pass...

Any thoughts on 'Devotion?'

fukasaku tollbooth, Saturday, 26 January 2008 16:39 (thirteen years ago) link

Lush and pretty, especially "Turtle Island", but I need to give it a closer listen.

Simon H., Saturday, 26 January 2008 17:03 (thirteen years ago) link

Is that "Chamber of Hearts" song on it?? They played that over a year ago when I saw them and it was really, really great, better than anything on their first album (which I enjoyed)

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Saturday, 26 January 2008 17:08 (thirteen years ago) link

Big fan. It is almost a rerun of the previous album, which is fine by me. Maybe a little more ooomph in the production

Billy Pilgrim, Saturday, 26 January 2008 17:10 (thirteen years ago) link

really like "gila" a lot

gman, Sunday, 27 January 2008 21:14 (thirteen years ago) link

yea, 'gila' is a gem in this box of cubic zirc

The Macallan 18 Year, Sunday, 27 January 2008 21:33 (thirteen years ago) link


Jan 26 2008 7:48 PM

Greetings, Shalom Aloha I am Art Vandalle, ERT I am very thanks to you for my additon to your pages of myspace. Your music is a great elation to my spirits. I especially enjoy when I am bathing. Keep up the greatness of your work hope to see you soon at a concert. Much blessingsness

Art Vandalle,ERT (VAN-dell)

jaxon, Sunday, 27 January 2008 22:15 (thirteen years ago) link

"Greetings Shalom Aloah" is pretty brilliant

J0rdan S., Sunday, 27 January 2008 22:18 (thirteen years ago) link

two months pass...

Devotion is an *amazing* album, but I'm thinking every review should probably mention Kendra Smith.

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 8 April 2008 08:29 (thirteen years ago) link

If I found the first one pleasant enough but am not really feeling the need for more of that thing, does Devotion have any surprises for me?

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 8 April 2008 14:49 (thirteen years ago) link

it does sound like kendra smith, and sounds (musically) a fair amount like galaxie 500. devotion is wonderful though, first thing I've heard by them, and just heard it for the first time yesterday

akm, Tuesday, 8 April 2008 16:49 (thirteen years ago) link

I was swooning over this album for a good three or four weeks straight. I still really like it, though I have less desire to put it on now.

pgwp, Tuesday, 8 April 2008 17:43 (thirteen years ago) link

all the right ingredients, boring album - TERRIBLE lyrics...

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 03:20 (thirteen years ago) link

I think it's rather lovely. Haven't paid much attention to the lyriz tho

wilter, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 03:21 (thirteen years ago) link

Apparently the singer is related to Michel Legrand, composer behind Umbrellas of Cherbourg, among other things.

pgwp, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 05:42 (thirteen years ago) link

She's hawt in that "always looks like she's trying not to laugh" kinda way

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 05:57 (thirteen years ago) link

two months pass...

listening to this album for the first time, this is beautiful and perfect for right now.

Bee OK, Thursday, 26 June 2008 02:52 (thirteen years ago) link

I like "Gila". Lazy, sad. Nice guitar.

Turangalila, Thursday, 26 June 2008 04:23 (thirteen years ago) link

This album is good but it's lost its luster as the months have gone by. "Gila," "Heart of Chambers," and one or two others are still really strong but I'm not feeling pulled back to this record. It's just sorta sitting in my library now.

pgwp, Friday, 27 June 2008 01:46 (thirteen years ago) link

I saw them live not too long ago, and I liked their sound, but I think Mazzy Star did something similar, but much, much better. "So Tonight That I Might See" is a great album that deserves more of your time if you like this.

res, Friday, 27 June 2008 13:06 (thirteen years ago) link

But her voice is really great. She could elevate pretty much any material with it. "Home Again" wouldn't be one-tenth the song it is without her voice.

Keaney Tong, Friday, 27 June 2008 17:00 (thirteen years ago) link

That's true.

pgwp, Friday, 27 June 2008 20:02 (thirteen years ago) link

she sounds a lot like Kendra Smith, which is a big plus in my book (and Opal >>>>> Mazzy Star)

zappi, Friday, 27 June 2008 20:04 (thirteen years ago) link

i know and love Mazzy Star but don't know Opal at all. Devotion is beautiful and deserves it's own love.

Bee OK, Saturday, 28 June 2008 02:42 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

I'm really enjoying this, more than I thought I would.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 31 July 2008 14:58 (thirteen years ago) link

Enjoy it a lot, but I wish they had a producer who would push them. The Spector-isms are awesome & have their place, but there's a wealth of untapped potential in this band.

J0hn D., Thursday, 31 July 2008 15:33 (thirteen years ago) link

What I've heard of this new disc sounds almost exactly like their first disc. It's kept me from downloading the new disc. Am I missing some progression in their sound from disc one to disc two?

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 31 July 2008 15:39 (thirteen years ago) link

the songs are better by a wide margin

J0hn D., Thursday, 31 July 2008 15:46 (thirteen years ago) link

That first record came close to creating a new mini-genre. I love the sound of it so much, it took me a long time to let go of it and embrace the new album.

Owen Pallett, Thursday, 31 July 2008 15:55 (thirteen years ago) link

i like Devotion a lot.

'Master of None' off their debut is one of my fave songs of the past few years.

poortheatre, Thursday, 31 July 2008 16:11 (thirteen years ago) link

"Master of None" is pretty amazing on its own. But Devotion is a lot stronger from start to finish. Agree with John though, i get the sense when listening to them that they can take a huge step forward. Still, for their second album the progression is a good one.

myndbloom, Thursday, 31 July 2008 16:43 (thirteen years ago) link

Really fun to watch her sing live too.

myndbloom, Thursday, 31 July 2008 16:44 (thirteen years ago) link

Yes. Amazing live. When I saw them in Toronto, she reminded me sometimes of Judee Sill. I told her so, and she said, "Who's she?" at the same time her bandmate said, "Oh no!"

Owen Pallett, Thursday, 31 July 2008 21:06 (thirteen years ago) link

That's good to hear, that they're good live. Maybe one of my two problems with them (the other is that their rhythms/chord progressions get repetitive, and I'm kind of in a glass house on that front) is that I don't always get a sense of involvement - it was more the case on the first record though. Her growth as a singer between the two seems pretty pronounced to me.

Good to see you Owen!

J0hn D., Thursday, 31 July 2008 21:19 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, you really understand just how good of a singer she is when you see them live. Not to overrate their live show, though - it's still just two people hangin' out on stage. The white outfits are nice, but it's not like there are any pyrotechnics.

Anyway - J0hn is completely on the mark. This band is capable of genius if they possess the ambition to reach for it.

pgwp, Saturday, 2 August 2008 01:47 (thirteen years ago) link

such a great album, it's in my top five for 2008 at the moment.

Bee OK, Saturday, 2 August 2008 02:14 (thirteen years ago) link

Right, there's nothing amazing about their live show. They both sat most of the time when I saw them. But her voice is something to behold in a live venue & watching her facial contortions is a pleasure unto itself.

myndbloom, Saturday, 2 August 2008 22:53 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

Recorded in upstate New York, in a converted church called Dreamland with producer/engineer Chris Coady (who has worked with TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blonde Redhead, and a bunch of others) Teen Dream is the third album from the Baltimore-based duo Beach House, and their Sub Pop debut. The new album gives voice to a full universe of unbridled imagination, and the manifestation of Teen Dream has been a welcomed and all-consuming obsession for Beach House the past 9-12 months. Teen Dream will arrive packaged with a companion DVD featuring a video for each song on the album, each by a different director.

Track listing

1. Zebra
2. Silver Soul
3. Norway
4. Walk In The Park
5. Used To Be
6. Lover Of Mine
7. Better Times
8. 10 Mile Stereo
9. Real Love
10. Take Care

Bee OK, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 22:46 (eleven years ago) link

will be released on January 6, 2010.

also has just leaked, looking forward to this record.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 22:49 (eleven years ago) link

i like that cover.

figuratively, but in a very real way (amateurist), Wednesday, 18 November 2009 01:12 (eleven years ago) link

still haven't listened to Thank Your Lucky Stars. Depression Cherry became my favorite recently. vinyl copy of Bloom developed a skip that makes me so angry I resent the whole album. Saw one of my favorite concerts at the Hollywood Bowl circa Teen Dream. Devotion has our song.

Dat Login was the dname u doofus (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 19 January 2018 15:51 (three years ago) link

TYLS is equal to or better than Cherry

Moodles, Friday, 19 January 2018 19:24 (three years ago) link

going to give it a shot over the weekend

Dat Login was the dname u doofus (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 19 January 2018 22:24 (three years ago) link

Yeah agree with you Moodles. TYLS also sounds great after DC as a pick me up record.

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 19 January 2018 22:42 (three years ago) link

three weeks pass...

****new beach house****

call all destroyer, Thursday, 15 February 2018 02:53 (three years ago) link

psyched for this. they shot a music video in an art deco movie theater here nearly a year ago, i wonder when that's going to turn up

flappy bird, Thursday, 15 February 2018 02:54 (three years ago) link

oh nice, more in the sparks vein

kolakube (Ross), Thursday, 15 February 2018 03:30 (three years ago) link

flappy bird: That video is out! I think. For "Chariot," from the b sides comp.

Josh (phantompenguin), Thursday, 15 February 2018 03:46 (three years ago) link

ha yeah i just watched that and yeah that's definitely it

flappy bird, Thursday, 15 February 2018 04:11 (three years ago) link

The new song came up on a Spotify playlist I was listening to on shuffle. I was 95% sure it was gonna turn into a soundcloud rap track until Victoria started singing

piper at the gates of d'awwww (voodoo chili), Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:55 (three years ago) link

a flash in the pan
― Stephen Bush (Stephen B.), Saturday, November 18, 2006 2:42 PM (eleven years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink


flappy bird, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 17:53 (three years ago) link

new album 7 out May 11.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 17:54 (three years ago) link

i love you beach house

scoff walker (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 18:24 (three years ago) link

Fuck ya

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 20:11 (three years ago) link

So glad they didn't take a hiatus following the last two shot run

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 20:12 (three years ago) link

i was listening to beach house when i got in a car accident on monday :(

depression cherry kind of traumatizing now

marcos, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 20:32 (three years ago) link

Hope you're ok

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 21:07 (three years ago) link

love this band

in twelve parts (lamonti), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 23:00 (three years ago) link


jaywbabcock, Thursday, 8 March 2018 01:21 (three years ago) link

their career path has been remarkable & ideal imo: a gradual rise spread out over a decade from very humble beginnings to arguably one of the 10 most popular & certainly influential indie bands in the world.

flappy bird, Thursday, 8 March 2018 01:38 (three years ago) link

Personal list of artists with the most consistent quality per decade:

60s: Mingus
70s: Can or Black Sabbath (although their late 70’s albums are not as consistently brilliant as the rest)
80s: Prince
90s: Stereolab
00s: Spoon
10s: Beach House

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 8 March 2018 05:48 (three years ago) link

We also worked with Sonic Boom (Peter Kember). Peter became a great force on this record, in the shedding of conventions and in helping to keep the songs alive, fresh and protected from the destructive forces of recording studio over-production/over-perfection.


scoff walker (diamonddave85), Thursday, 8 March 2018 18:53 (three years ago) link

Holy shit. Anticipating the fuck out of this. My guess is it will bridge the gap between the last two and bloom but this is based on nothjng

kolakube (Ross), Thursday, 8 March 2018 19:19 (three years ago) link

love when the drums kick in on dive.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Friday, 9 March 2018 08:36 (three years ago) link

Guitar part on dive really brings to mind temptation by new order for me

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 9 March 2018 15:29 (three years ago) link

four weeks pass...

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 8 April 2018 19:55 (three years ago) link

hell yeah that's good

Droni Mitchell (Ross), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 19:09 (three years ago) link

cover art for this album is amazing

stupid how many people seem upset on RYM that it's called "7" - it's their seventh record...

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Friday, 13 April 2018 15:07 (three years ago) link

well RYM feels like the seventh circle of hell so that makes sense to me

joshywinty (josh), Friday, 13 April 2018 17:55 (three years ago) link

lol man

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Friday, 13 April 2018 17:56 (three years ago) link

i am excited about this album

marcos, Friday, 13 April 2018 18:00 (three years ago) link

yeah, everything i've heard has sounded great! i'm holding off until the rest of it is released

Karl Malone, Friday, 13 April 2018 18:00 (three years ago) link

listening to depression cherry right now, there are so many beautiful moments on this record especially "days of candy" solo that starts at 2:57 ~~~ whoooooohhhh~~~

marcos, Friday, 13 April 2018 19:05 (three years ago) link

Beyond love ruins me

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Friday, 13 April 2018 19:07 (three years ago) link

Beach House - 7 (2018)

Bee OK, Saturday, 14 April 2018 00:57 (three years ago) link

Thanks bee OK

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Saturday, 14 April 2018 01:36 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

Teen Dream turns 10 today.

ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Sunday, 26 January 2020 10:35 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

I probably haven't listened to Beach House in a couple of years (time flies), but put on "7" and "Teen Dream" just now and it's all so almost unbearably pretty.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 01:45 (eight months ago) link

Music is all about FEELINGS man and the stuff that hits me the hardest I don’t want to stumble upon or listen to while I’m frying an egg or emptying the trash

calstars, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 01:49 (eight months ago) link

Wrong thread
Anyway yeah I was wondering what they’re up to ...

calstars, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 01:49 (eight months ago) link

Frying eggs, obv.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:43 (eight months ago) link

Sorry Ma, Forgot to Hit You in the Feels

Qui-Gon's Noble End (morrisp), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 03:00 (eight months ago) link

eight months pass...

Anyway yeah I was wondering what they’re up to ...

3 years since 7 came out. *drums fingers on table*

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 10 September 2021 17:30 (one week ago) link

I want to say they might be working with ... Lanois?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 10 September 2021 17:51 (one week ago) link

Quarantine Dream

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 10 September 2021 18:14 (one week ago) link

IIRC they scored an installation, but yeah I'd like a new record too.

Music is all about FEELINGS man and the stuff that hits me the hardest I don’t want to stumble upon or listen to while I’m frying an egg or emptying the trash

Actually this is what annoyed me about when I saw them on the 7 tour: there were all these people in the crowd laughing and talking to each other like they wanted to show that they KNEW things, which is totally against the spirit of this band

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Friday, 10 September 2021 18:34 (one week ago) link

they posted this to their IG acct last week:

they're my all-time favorite band, so I follow them very closely. on a podcast appearance, Victoria mentioned that they were already working on new music before the pandemic hit, and the pandemic just caused them to keep working on more music, not knowing when they'll stop. it'll continue to move towards a sonically cinematic realm in the way that the past albums have but in a more explicit way like 7. they've also hinted that they're interested in touring less(?) and making/releasing music more. so we may be coming into an embarrassment of riches when the time comes!

winters (josh), Friday, 10 September 2021 20:30 (one week ago) link

whoops -- did the image link wrong

basically, a fan commented on their latest IG post asking about a new album, and they responded saying they're currently working on it!

winters (josh), Friday, 10 September 2021 20:31 (one week ago) link

DJI, Friday, 10 September 2021 20:54 (one week ago) link

they've also hinted that they're interested in touring less(?) and making/releasing music more. so we may be coming into an embarrassment of riches when the time comes!

― winters (josh), Friday, September 10, 2021 8:30 PM (yesterday)

shame about the touring since I always enjoy seeing them live....I have noticed on the last few albums that Victoria's not singing as forcefully as she used to - definitely noticed it in the live shows too. so one reason for them touring less would be to relieve the strain on her having to perform multiple nights in a row. whatever form they appear, it's gonna be great though, they can't seem to make a bad record.

^TwIn*InFiNiTiVeS^, Saturday, 11 September 2021 08:37 (one week ago) link

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