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Beach House - Depression Cherry Album Review


Album number five from Baltimore Dream Pop duo Beach House is another impressive achievement. Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally have been keen to point out that Depression Cherry is an evolution out of step with the commercial success and larger stages they have been lavished with following previous releases. While these newest songs sound more insular and less triumphant than the astonishing material found on Bloom in 2012, I'd argue that this darker iteration of Beach House is just as compelling.

Beach House - Depression Cherry Album Review

If there's a comparison to be made it's most obviously with My Bloody Valentine. It's not just that Depression Cherry's stark maroon cover brings to mind a soured version of the red rose coloured artwork from Loveless. Rather the vocal loops and programmed occasionally industrial sounding drums bring to mind Kevin Shields unique brand of Noise Pop. Yes, Beach House present a more sedate version of MBV's visceral legacy, but they're certainly distant cousins.

The moment that brought the comparison to mind was the opening bars of the deceptively complicated and arrestingly noisy 'Sparks'. A distorted echoing vocal sample of Legrand singing the repeated refrain "slow and patient life" (recorded on an iphone during a sound check in Bristol) forms the backbone of the track. The sample is ever present, phasing in and out behind melodies that wash over it. The real attention grabbing moment comes seconds later though when Scally's jarring guitar breaks the mantra as the track explodes into life with keyboards and drums weaving a tapestry of noise under an ethereal lead vocal that references a teenage awakening of sorts. The swirling noise builds to a joyous conclusion as Legrand declares "make it, wave it, alive". With something that sounds this compelling its no surprise it was chosen as the album's lead single.

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Way Out West Festival

Alex Scally of Beach House - Way Out West Festival - Day 1 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Thursday 8th August 2013

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Jessica Sanchez 18th Birthday Party at The Revolve Beach House

Jessica Sanchez - Jessica Sanchez 18th Birthday Party at The Revolve Beach House - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Monday 5th August 2013

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Beach House and Jessica Sanchez
Beach House and Jessica Sanchez
Beach House and Jessica Sanchez
Beach House and Jessica Sanchez

Video - Playboy Model Anna Sophia Berglund Hosts Bikini Beach House In Vegas


Californian Playboy model Anna Sophia Berglund poses for photos in a black bikini, sarong and Christian Louboutin heels. She is hosting the Bikini Beach House at Crazy Horse III Gentlemen's Club in Las Vegas.

Berglund, 26, was Miss January of 2011 for Playboy Magazine and was one of the finalists for Playmate of the Year in 2012. The title was taken, however, by Jaclyn Swedberg.

Berglund has also had several TV appearances, including the comedy 'Cavemen', 'Desperate Housewives' and Disney Channel's 'Hannah Montana' as well as the Playboy reality show 'The Girls Next Door'.

Anna Sophia Berglund hosts Crazy Horse III's Bikini Beach House' Bash in Las Vegas

Beach House and Las Vegas Saturday 28th July 2012 Anna Sophia Berglund hosts Crazy Horse III's Bikini Beach House' Bash in Las Vegas

Beach House and Las Vegas
Beach House and Las Vegas
Beach House and Las Vegas
Beach House and Las Vegas
Beach House and Las Vegas

Beach House, Bloom Album Review


Expectations were high well before 2012 had even kicked off for the mass of upcoming ventures from across the board. We had (and still have) high anticipation for superhero ventures with The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers, the exciting (we had no idea just how exhilarating) end to the English Premier League and the Euros and London Olympics to look forward to too. All this and the world is supposed to end at some point as well!

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Beach House, Teen Dream Album Review


Review of Beach House's album Teen Dream

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Beach House, Used To Be Single Review


Single review of Used To Be by Beach House.

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Beach House, Devotion Album Review


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