If you’ve been frequenting this site for some time, you’d likely be familiar with Baltimore-based dream pop duo Beach House. Comprised of Baltimore music scene veterans Victoria Legrand (organ, vocals) and Alex Scally (guitar, vocals), the duo formed in 2004 and with the release of their self-titled debut and subsequent releases, the duo have managed to be both critically and commercially successful, thanks in part to a hauntingly gorgeous and atmospheric sound based around organ, stuttering drum programming, guitar chords fed through gentle amount of reverb and Legrand’s tender and ethereal vocals.
Interestingly, although released last October, Thank Your Lucky Stars was recorded during the same two month period as its predecessor Depression Cherry and continued an ongoing collaboration between the band and co-producer Chris Coady. Naturally, both albums build upon similar aesthetics, making them inseparably companion albums. Now you may remember that I recently wrote about “The Traveller” off Thank Your Lucky Stars. The duo were recently on Charlie Rose’s show where they performed a gorgeous and aching version of “Rough Song.”