Here's a perfect live set for these hazy mid-August days: A recent performance by Baltimore's Beach House in the Remis Auditorium at the Museum of Fine Arts here in Boston. It was the final night of their cross-country team-up with the Clientele, and it'd be hard to think up with a more appropriate tourmate match (the Clientele's set is here).
BH's Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally used the opportunity to share a few new songs, which they'll likely be putting down to tape later this month when they head into the studio to record a follow-up to their self-titled debut disc, released domestically last October on Carpark, and a couple weeks ago in the UK on Bella Union. You can buy it at either one of those sites, depending on where you're reading this from.
Video: The original version of the "Master of None" video, and a just-released new version to mark the UK release of their debut album. A Beach House YouTube search is going to get you mostly footage of waterfront property, but you may be able to find a few live vids in there somewhere.
Pitchfork chatted with the duo about their new material, and their plans to hit the studio this month.
Even though they'll be focused on recording, Beach House will still treat Baltimore, DC, and NYC-area fans to a few shows with San Fran's Papercuts before the summer's end. Check their MySpace page for all four dates.
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