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Favourite Gig: Beach House

Beach House are back in town present their latest effort, ‘7’ (2018). The Baltimore duo  of singer Victoria Legrand and guitarist Alex Scally keep the bar high with their latest work, a return of their trademark meloncholic sound that seems to pull from both the sunshine-pop ’60s and the synth-driven ’80s. With ‘7’, the band continues to grow, adding still more layers of complexity to their already sophisticated and rewarding synth-pop sound.  In concert tonight at Razzmatazz.

Hit of the week: Beach House ‘Dark Spring’

Dream Pop duo Beach House have released a new video for the song “Dark Spring” a track taken off their upcoming7th album 7, which is set to be released via Sub Pop records on May 11th. The video, directed by Zia Anger is shot in stark black and white, with many of its shots and edits recalling classic film noir movies.

Musically speaking the song is a more uptempo affair, riding a bubbling synth line and an urgent drum pattern. As usual, the icy vocals of Victoria Legrand and the winding guitar work of Alex Scally take center stage, giving the song an epic sense of feel. They will visit Primavera Sound this next spring.

Best Covers: Beach House “Undone — The Sweater Song”

Beach House’s latest record, Thank Your Lucky Stars, has been out for a few months now. The dream-pop duo took the stage for a show in Luxembourg . During the set, Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally covered Weezer’s 1994 classic “Undone — The Sweater Song.” (Perhaps they felt inspired by the decidedly ’90s direction of the band’s new single, “Do You Wanna Get High?”) The original song appears on 1994’s Weezer.  Beach House will be playing next friday at 2AM at Primavera Sound.

Doble concert de Beach House

Beach House tornen a la ciutat per presentar els seus dos nous disc en un mes, ‘Depression Cherry’ i “Thank Your Lucky Stars” (2015), un nou pas endavant en la carrera del duo de Baltimore format per la cantant Victoria Legrand i el guitarrista Alex Scally després de l’aclamat ‘Bloom’ (2012). Tres anys de silenci discogràfic en una carrera sempre ascendent on la banda ha deixat les cançons en el seu mínim esquelet, tornant a la simplicitat que predominava en els seus primers treballs. El seu so fosc i melancòlic beu d’aquells grups de finals dels 80 adscrits al segell 4AD i també del pop dels 60, transformant aquestes influències en una alenada d’aire fresc en l’estat musical actual. Avui i demà a la sala Apolo. Entrades exhaurides.