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Beach House Biography


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Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Years Active: 2004–present
Genres: Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Baroque Pop, Shoegaze


Beach House is a dream pop duo formed in 2004 in Baltimore, Maryland, consisting of French-born Victoria Legrand and Baltimore native Alex Scally.

Their self-titled debut, “Beach House,” released in 2006, was critically acclaimed.

This was followed by their second release, “Devotion,” in 2008. In 2009, Legrand provided backing vocals on the song "Two Weeks" by the indie rock band Grizzly Bear. She would collaborate with the band again by providing vocals to "Slow Life,” the band's contribution to the soundtrack for the film “Twilight: New Moon.”

The band released their third studio album, “Teen Dream” in January 2010, also to positive critical reviews and commercial success. Produced by Chris Coady, “Teen Dream” was Beach House's Sub Pop debut. The album reached #6 on the Billboard Alternative Albums chart and #48 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.