20 April 2007

Beach House: 4/19 @ Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

It's always cool to see alums from your school going on to do really cool things with their lives, especially when such things involve dreamy, shoegaze pop music. Such is the case with Beach House's Victoria Legrand who went from Vassar grad to indie darling. (Their self-titled debut album was ranked the 16st best of 2006 by Pitchfork) The band played a stellar show at her aforementioned alma matter yesterday. Legrand's Nico-esque vocals, accompanied by woozy keyboard loops, organ drones and reverb-drenched guitar (played by Alex Scally) made for a lush, atmospheric experience. It was like floating through a sepia-tinged dreamscape for an hour. I was thoroughly impressed.
Following the show I had a chance to chat with Victoria. After graduating in 2003, she moved to Paris and pursued an acting career (She was a Drama major). Several years later she moved to Maryland, where she met Alex and "thanks the lucky stars everyday." Aww, thanks Victoria for giving a graduating senior some well-needed inspiration.

Beach House - Master of None

Beach House - Lovelier Girl

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1 comment:

Lizzie said...

I haven't listened to the music yet (I have a movie on), so my pointless comment is that Victoria looks like a female Carl Barat.