Beach House @ Emo's Tonight
Beach House formed in Baltimore during 2005, comprises of Alex Scally on guitar and keyboards, and Victoria Legrand on vocals and organ. The band's song, "Apple Orchard", was featured on a Pitchfork mp3 mixtape in August 2006. In October 2006, their self-titled debut album, Beach House, was released on Carpark Records (it was named the 16th best album of 2006 by Pitchfork).
Their second album, Devotion, was released a couple weeks back on February 26th. Using slow-motion rhythms, ghostly vocals and dreamy carnival organs in its attempt to pull together a set of vaporous melodies, the band comes up with a spellbinding collection of songs that in its best moments recalls the hazy wonder of dream-pop predecessors the Velvet Underground and Mazzy Star.
Beach House are playing tonight (3/7) at Emo's, in their lounge (should be an intimate setting). You can buy tickets [here] or at the door for $10. Papercuts and Brother Will open the show. It's a good way to start the weekend. Take a listen to the mp3s.