Music: Beach House

Beach House’s gauzy head-trips are marked by the hypnotic voice of frontlady Victoria Legrand. Within the band’s recorded output — which is now at four increasingly ear-pleasing albums afte

Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand of Beach House (Photo: Liz Flyntz)
Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand of Beach House (Photo: Liz Flyntz)

Beach House’s gauzy head-trips are marked by the hypnotic voice of frontlady Victoria Legrand. Within the band’s recorded output — which is now at four increasingly ear-pleasing albums after the release of 2012’s Bloom, its second for SubPop — Legrand comes off as an otherworldly figure, an ethereal being who emits dreamy, mood-altering songs rife with ambiguous lyrics and enough atmosphere to fill a Terrence Malick triple-bill. 

A Beach House live show possesses similarly transportive powers. Legrand — her eyes perpetually hidden behind a mess of dark bangs and her body obscured by large suit jackets — interacts minimally with the crowd, which only allows the band’s music to become all the more immersive.

Beach House performs 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at Bogart's. $24. Bogarts.com.


Scroll to read more News Feature articles
Join the CityBeat Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join CityBeat Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.