We can't stop listening to the soothing melodies of Beach House! They play the game by their own rules, turning down high profile tour slots and TV advertisements, and often book small gigs not closely commensurate with their popularity.
The band — who prefer to not be referred to a duo, but are essentially composed of singer/keyboardist Victoria Legrand and multi-instrumentalist Alex Scally, along with touring drummer Dan Franz.
It's not difficult to pinpoint just why Beach House is so popular. Their gauzy vintage synths, Scally’s intuitive slide guitar playing, and their tastefully unobtrusive drums render them sonically irresistible; those parts that flat-out serve the songs. Still, it’s just remarkable that a band with such inscrutable lyrics and often downcast instrumentation have managed to cultivate such an ardent fan base around the world. So much of their appeal stems from Legrand and Scally’s ability to each deliver formidable elements that serve as bright, blinding stars in their sonic constellation, crucial pieces of their luminous milieu. Give yourself to it fully and you’ll likely become enraptured. They’re that good: one of the finest bands of the past decade.
Take a listen.