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About Beach House (12/6/2013)
Meet the duo that's not afraid to remind everyone they're not a couple. Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally are collectively known as Beach House, but the stage is as far as the French-born songstress and the Baltimore guitarist will take their relationship.
This dream pop pair dropped their self-titled debut album back in 2006 to critical acclaim, and have followed it with three more albums: "Devotion" in 2008, "Teen Dream" in 2010 and "Bloom" in 2012. Their music has been described as 'slow,' 'dreamlike' and narcotic,' and both say they were heavily influenced by Neil Young and the films of David Lynch.
Self-described as "real small, but with really devoted fans," Beach House began as a recording project that slowly morphed into something more. The simplicity of their early set-up, however, continues to influence the way they make music. Just an organ, program drums, and a slide guitar has taken them a long way.
It was "Devotion" that won the band love from the critics, exploded their fanbase and landed them tours with the likes of Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear. "Teen Dream" was recorded in a converted church in New York, and "Bloom" appears to have reaffirmed their status as both an indie band and a duo comfortable falling under the umbrella of being critical darlings.
The duo released a short film, "Forever Still," on February 4, 2013. It was inspired by Pink Floyd's "Live at Pompeii" and features the band performing songs from "Bloom" at various sites around Tornillo, Texas.
Beach House Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|iTunes Session EP||2010|
|I Do Not Care for the Winter Sun||2010|
|Used to Be||2008|
Top 10 Beach House Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|6||Walk In The Park||256,667||80,425|
|10||Used To Be||217,868||71,728|
Beach House Bundles Up on 'Northern Exposure' Tour
Too often a North American tour means mostly dates in the United States and a few stragglers up in Canada. Well, Beach House, the Baltimore, MD-based indie band, is giving our neighbors to the north some love this fall with their “Northern Exposure” tour. Kicking off on September 18 in Anchorage, AK at Bear Tooth…Read more
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date city state venue 10/11/2014 Halifax NS The Marquee Ballroom 10/10/2014 Fredericton NB Fredericton Playhouse 10/09/2014 Quebec QC Le Cercle 10/07/2014 Montreal QC Theatre Plaza 10/06/2014 Montreal QC Theatre Plaza 10/05/2014 Ottawa ON Bronson Centre 10/04/2014 Toronto ON Lee's Palace 10/03/2014 Toronto ON Lee's Palace 10/01/2014 Thunder Bay ON Crocks - Thunder Bay 09/30/2014 Winnipeg MB Pyramid Cabaret 09/28/2014 Saskatoon SK Louis' Pub 09/27/2014 Calgary AB The Republik 09/26/2014 Edmonton AB The Starlite Room 09/24/2014 Nelson BC Spirit Bar 09/23/2014 Vancouver BC Venue 09/22/2014 Vancouver BC Venue 09/21/2014 Victoria BC Sugar Nightclub 09/18/2014 Anchorage AK Bear Tooth Theatrepub 01/25/2014 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 01/24/2014 Washington DC 9:30 Club 01/23/2014 Baltimore MD Floristree Space 01/22/2014 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer
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date city state venue 08/25/2013 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles State Historic Park 08/24/2013 Monterey CA Monterey Fairgrounds 08/24/2013 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles State Historic Park 08/24/2013 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles State Historic Park 08/08/2013 Sao Paulo SP Cine Joia 08/06/2013 Oslo 03 Middelalderparken 08/04/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 08/02/2013 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 08/02/2013 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 08/02/2013 Chicago IL Grant Park 07/31/2013 Portland ME State Theatre 07/20/2013 Dublin D Iveagh Gardens 07/18/2013 Beccles Sfk Henham Park 07/16/2013 Utrecht UT Tivoli Oudegracht 07/12/2013 Brugge Vlg Minnewaterpark 06/15/2013 Manchester TN Manchester Farm 06/13/2013 Manchester TN Manchester Farm 06/13/2013 Charlotte NC Neighborhood Theatre 06/07/2013 New York NY Randalls Island 06/07/2013 New York NY Randalls Island 06/06/2013 Washington DC 9:30 Club 04/26/2013 Baltimore MD Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric 04/24/2013 Cincinnati OH Bogarts 04/23/2013 Oxford MS Lyric Theatre Oxford 04/21/2013 Marfa TX Goode Crowley Theatre 04/19/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/17/2013 Big Sur CA Henry Miller Library 04/16/2013 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 04/15/2013 Las Vegas NV House of Blues Las Vegas 04/12/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/10/2013 Pomona CA The Glass House 04/09/2013 Phoenix AZ Crescent Ballroom 04/08/2013 El Paso TX Tricky Falls 04/06/2013 Detroit MI Magic Stick 03/26/2013 London Lnd O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 03/25/2013 London Lnd O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 03/22/2013 Paris ?? La Cigale 03/17/2013 Porto ?? Hard Club 03/16/2013 Lisbon 11 TMN AO VIVO 03/15/2013 Madrid Mad La Riviera 03/13/2013 Barcelona Catalonia La  de Apolo 03/11/2013 Milan ?? Magazzini Generali 01/20/2013 Tokyo Liquid Room 01/18/2013 Osaka ?? Club Quattro 01/12/2013 Bangalow Nsw A & I Hall 01/09/2013 Melbourne Vic Forum Melbourne 01/03/2013 Newtown ?? Enmore Theatre
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date city state venue 11/20/2012 Paris Ile Le Trianon 11/19/2012 Amsterdam Nhl Paradiso 11/18/2012 Brussels Bru Ancienne Belgique 11/17/2012 Lausanne Vaud Les Docks 11/16/2012 Koln NW Gloria Theater 11/14/2012 Munchen BY Feierwerk 11/13/2012 Vienna 9 Flex 11/10/2012 Berlin Berlin Astra Kulturhaus 11/08/2012 Oslo 03 Sentrum Scene 11/07/2012 Stockholm AB Berns Salonger 11/06/2012 Copenhagen Danish Capital Regio Vega House Of Music 11/05/2012 Hamburg HH Kampnagel 11/03/2012 Bristol Bst Anson Rooms 11/02/2012 London London Roundhouse 10/31/2012 Manchester Man The Ritz 10/30/2012 Leeds W York Leeds University 10/29/2012 Glasgow Glg The Arches 10/28/2012 Dublin D Vicar Street 10/27/2012 Cork C Cork Opera House 10/26/2012 Belfast Belfast Mandela Hall 10/17/2012 Washington DC 9:30 Club 10/16/2012 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer 10/15/2012 Boston MA Wilbur Theatre 10/14/2012 Montreal QC Club Soda 10/13/2012 Toronto ON Kool Haus 10/11/2012 Chicago IL Riviera Theatre 10/10/2012 Milwaukee WI Pabst Theater 10/09/2012 Minneapolis MN First Avenue 10/08/2012 Omaha NE Slowdown 10/07/2012 Boulder CO Boulder Theater 10/05/2012 Boise ID Egyptian Theatre 10/04/2012 Seattle WA The Showbox 10/03/2012 Seattle WA The Showbox 10/01/2012 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 09/30/2012 Portland OR Roseland Theater 09/29/2012 Eugene OR McDonald Theatre 09/28/2012 Oakland CA Fox Theater 09/26/2012 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 09/25/2012 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 09/24/2012 Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre 09/21/2012 Dallas TX South Side Ballroom 09/20/2012 Austin TX Stubbs BBQ 09/20/2012 Austin TX Stubbs BBQ 09/19/2012 Houston TX House of Blues - Houston 09/18/2012 New Orleans LA Tipitinas 09/17/2012 Tallahassee FL Club Downunder 09/16/2012 Atlanta GA Variety Playhouse 09/15/2012 Nashville TN Marathon Music Works 09/14/2012 Knoxville TN Bijou Theatre 09/13/2012 Richmond VA The National 08/31/2012 Salisbury Dor Larmer Tree Gardens 08/28/2012 Duisburg NW Grammatikoff 08/27/2012 Groningen GR Vera 07/23/2012 New York NY Central Park Summerstage 07/21/2012 Millvale PA Mr. Small's Funhouse 07/20/2012 Columbus OH Newport Music Hall 07/19/2012 Cleveland OH House Of Blues Cleveland 07/18/2012 Pontiac MI Crofoot Ballroom 07/17/2012 Indianapolis IN The Vogue 07/13/2012 Louisville KY Louisville Waterfront Park 07/13/2012 Chicago IL Union Park 07/13/2012 Louisville KY Louisville Waterfront Park 07/12/2012 Memphis TN Minglewood Hall 07/11/2012 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 07/10/2012 Lawrence KS Liberty Hall 07/09/2012 Tulsa OK Cain's Ballroom 07/07/2012 Albuquerque NM Sunshine Theater 07/06/2012 Aspen CO Belly Up Aspen 07/03/2012 Los Angeles CA El Rey Theatre 07/01/2012 San Diego CA House of Blues San Diego 05/15/2012 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 05/13/2012 Asheville NC The Orange Peel 05/12/2012 Athens GA Georgia Theatre 05/11/2012 Birmingham AL Bottle Tree 05/10/2012 Jacksonville FL Freebird Live 05/09/2012 Orlando FL The Beacham 05/08/2012 Miami Beach FL The Fillmore Miami Beach 05/06/2012 Charleston SC Music Farm 05/05/2012 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 05/04/2012 Charlottesville VA Jefferson Theater
Beach House Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 10/16/2011 San Francisco CA Treasure Island 05/29/2011 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 02/26/2011 Washington DC 9:30 Club 02/25/2011 New York NY Webster Hall 02/24/2011 Philadelphia PA Trocadero Theatre 02/23/2011 New York NY Webster Hall 02/18/2011 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 02/17/2011 Los Angeles CA The Fonda Theatre 02/16/2011 Los Angeles CA The Fonda Theatre
Beach House Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 09/17/2010 New York NY Radio City Music Hall 09/12/2010 Boston MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 09/11/2010 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 09/07/2010 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 09/05/2010 Chicago IL Aragon Ballroom 09/01/2010 Eugene OR McDonald Theatre 08/29/2010 Redmond WA Marymoor Park 08/28/2010 Vancouver BC Malkin Bowl 06/20/2010 Buffalo NY Town Ballroom 06/17/2010 Cleveland OH Beachland Ballroom 06/16/2010 Pittsburgh PA Diesel Club Lounge 05/08/2010 Baltimore MD 2640 Space 05/07/2010 Philadelphia PA First Unitarian Church 05/06/2010 New York NY Webster Hall 05/01/2010 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 04/29/2010 Atlanta GA The Earl 04/28/2010 Nashville TN Mercy Lounge 04/27/2010 Birmingham AL Bottle Tree 04/25/2010 Houston TX Engine Room 04/25/2010 Tallahassee FL Sidebar Theater 04/24/2010 Baton Rouge LA Spanish Moon 04/23/2010 Houston TX Walter's 04/22/2010 Austin TX Emo's Austin 04/21/2010 Dallas TX Granada Theater 04/19/2010 Phoenix AZ Rhythm Room 04/15/2010 San Luis Obispo CA Downtown Brewing Company 04/14/2010 San Francisco CA Bimbo's 365 Club 04/12/2010 Seattle WA Neumos 04/11/2010 Vancouver BC Rickshaw Theatre 04/10/2010 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge 04/09/2010 Boise ID Neurolux Lounge 04/07/2010 Denver CO Bluebird Theater 04/06/2010 Lawrence KS Granada 04/05/2010 Omaha NE The Waiting Room 04/04/2010 San Antonio TX Carver Cultural Center 04/03/2010 Milwaukee WI Pabst Theater 04/02/2010 Chicago IL Metro 04/01/2010 Pontiac MI Crofoot Ballroom 03/30/2010 Boston MA The Opera House (Boston) 03/28/2010 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club