Photos of Beach House at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY on June 8th, 2019
Photos of Beach House at ACL Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX on July 31st, 2018
Photos of Beach House at 2016 Sound On Sound Fest in Austin, TX
Photos at Beach House at 2016 Pickathon in Happy Valley, OR
Photos at Beach House at 2016 Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL
Photos at Beach House at Webster Hall in New York, NY on March 14th, 2016
Photos at Beach House at House of Blues in Houston, TX on October 1st, 2015
Photos at Beach House at 2013 FYF Fest in Los Angeles, CA
QRO’s review of Beach House at The Tivoli in Brisbane, QLD, Australia on January 13th, 2013
Photos at Stubb’s in Austin, TX on September 20th, 2012
Photos at Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, TN on September 14th, 2012
Photos at 2012 Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Spain
By the time you’re releasing your seventh album, you’re not a new act anymore. Baltimore’s Beach House have dubbed their seventh release 7, and if they don’t pop like they did when they were kids, it is a consistent continuation of their airy musical style.
Photos at 2011 All Tomorrow’s Parties at Alexandra Palace in London, U.K.
Photos at 2011 Sasquatch! Music Festival in George, WA
Review at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL on October 11th, 2010
Photos at 2010 Haldern Pop Festival in Rees-Haldern, Germany
Photos at 2010 Toronto Island Music Festival
Photos at The Engine Room in Tallahassee, FL on April 25th, 2010
Photos at Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn, NY on August 30th, 2009
Photos at 2008 Siren Music Festival on Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY
Though opener “Dark Spring” begins with a refrain that brings to mind Arcade Fire’s “Rebellion”, 7 is distinctly a Beach House record, in all their ways. The strong moody air of songs like “Spring”, the beauty of “Pay No Mind” and “Black Car”, the glow of “Lemon Glow” – it’s all there. The slow glow of “Dive” goes into a more rock glow, while closer “Last Ride” marries their quiet ominous side with the band’s brightness.
This far into their career, Beach House aren’t going to reinvent their sound or shock you by going EDM or something, thankfully. But it shouldn’t be taken for granted that they can deliver as consistently as they do.