Beach House formed in Baltimore during 2005, comprises of Alex Scally on guitar and keyboards, and Victoria Legrand on vocals and organ. The band's song, "Apple Orchard", was featured on a Pitchfork mp3 mixtape in August 2006. In October 2006, their self-titled debut album, Beach House, was released on Carpark Records (it was named the 16th best album of 2006 by Pitchfork). Their second album, Devotion, was released a couple weeks back on February 26th. Using slow-motion rhythms, ghostly vocals and dreamy carnival organs in its attempt to pull together a set of vaporous melodies, the band comes up with a spellbinding collection of songs that in its best moments recalls the hazy wonder of dream-pop predecessors the Velvet Underground and Mazzy Star.

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