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Baltimore, Maryland, United States (2005 – present)

Beach House is a dream pop group that formed in 2005 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. The group consists of Victoria Legrand (vocals, organ) and Alex Scally (guitar, keyboards). Legrand is the niece of composer Michel Legrand. The group has released four albums: 2006’s “Beach House”, 2008’s “Devotion”, 2010’s “Teen Dream” and “Bloom”, released in May 2012 by Sub Pop Records.

Within a year of formation, the group charmed music enthusiasts across the blogosphere with their languid songcraft, while the eerie warmth of “Apple Orchard” landed on Pitchfork’s Infinite Mixtape MP3 series in August . Two months later, Beach House issued their eponymous debut album for Carpark. Fall shows with labelmates Over The Atlantic were also scheduled.

Victoria can also be heard on Frenemies’ Birds in High School album. She and Chris Freeland created harmonies on the song Waiting for the Ambulance. Victoria can also be heard on Grizzly Bear’s 2009 release “Veckatimest” and she sings on “Slow Life”, a Grizzly Bear track featured on the official soundtrack for Twilight: New Moon.

In September of 2009 Sub Pop Records announced that Beach House had signed and that a follow up album to 2008’s “Devotion”, “Teen Dream” would be released in early 2010.

Beach House was featured as a cover story in a January 2010 issue of the Washington Post magazine.

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  • wangyu199x

    new album oh yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yesterday 5:19pm Reply
  • KevinVillage

    I'm going to marry Victoria!

    Yesterday 2:48pm Reply
  • surlesmots

    everything you have done makes me feel wonderful, so excited!

    27 May 11:30pm Reply
  • XDRory

    Yeah I'm not as excited by this statement as I think Bloom is probably their best, but then again a lot of artists have been doing the 'stripped back' thing recently and it's worked really well for them.

    27 May 10:33pm Reply
  • KevinVillage

    I want to marry Victoria!

    27 May 8:39pm Reply
  • placebo_molko

    Bloom was much epic sounding than their early stuff, and personally i found it much better, but who knows, im sure they CAN make another bloom, if they go for something minimal it might be worth it, it's not like they went back being a young and inexperienced band

    27 May 1:18pm Reply
  • XDRory

    I'm not criticising at all here, but is it possible for them to go for a simpler sound? Their albums have a consistent sound to them and don't have that large of variety of sounds to begin with.

    27 May 8:57am Reply
  • sco703

    Stoooooooooooked for Depression Cherry!

    27 May 6:46am Reply
  • MarcusLMosnter

    so apparently they are going for a simpler sound which is exactly what i was expecting so i'm really excited for depression cherry [2]

    27 May 6:31am Reply
  • seanbuckly7

    This album is will be the peak of humanity's musical talent and nothing will compare.

    27 May 2:32am Reply
  • buriedKing

    best news since bloom's release. i so excited

    27 May 1:55am Reply
  • Asdfnikol

    CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEW ALBUM, I'M SO EXCITED

    27 May 1:25am Reply
  • c0rdell

    preordered the vinyl, can't wait to see them in december

    27 May 1:21am Reply
  • BrunoFruhling

    BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR ALREADY. BYE

    27 May 12:38am Reply
  • DouglasCostaAx

    I'M DEAD

    26 May 10:59pm Reply
  • Blvd_Nights

    i actually thought their sound was going to get bigger and louder by the time a new record came out, so this the fact they're going for something more minimal and simpler has me all kinds of giddy.

    26 May 10:09pm Reply
  • lrreplaceable_

    so apparently they are going for a simpler sound which is exactly what i was expecting so i'm really excited for depression cherry

    26 May 9:37pm Reply
  • catalytically

    SCREAMINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

    26 May 9:01pm Reply
  • LostScore

    FREAKING FINALLY! THANK YOU!

    26 May 6:02pm Reply
  • SaraBeeJim

    NEW ALBUM OMFG

    26 May 5:15pm Reply
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