While many musical duos stick to the formula of one guitarist and one drummer, dream pop band Beach House is letting a drum machine do the percussion work to let Alex Scally's slide guitar and Victoria Legrand's organ shine through. Though Beach House's three albums and tour dates have been praised by critics, this Baltimore duo remain a local and underground success, which is just fine with their fans. However, with Beach House's skill growing more and more well known, as it will on upcoming 2011 tour dates, they might not stay underground for much longer.
Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand met through a mutual friend after Legrand moved from Paris to Baltimore. Thanks to Pitchfork's enthusiasm over the duo -- including Pitchfork Media releasing Beach House's first "single", "Apple Orchard" -- they released their self-titled debut album in 2006. The album became a great start for Beach House, and the duo received even more acclaim for their second album, Devotion. The album featured a guest appearance by Daniel Johnston and led to much larger tour dates, including a performance at SXSW.
While Beach House became a hit from the start, it is their latest album, Teen Dream, that has brought them widespread acclaim; thanks, in part, to production from their new label, Sub Pop. It led to even more music festival appearances in 2010, and includes a couple of remaining tour dates in 2011. Beach House's remaining concert dates that are scheduled for 2011 are at the Fuji Rock Festival on July 31 and at Iceland Airwaves on October 13. It's likely that more performances will be added in the near future, so check Eventful for all the latest on Beach House's 2011 tour dates.
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