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August 19, 2015 On its fifth album, the Baltimore duo still finds a way to settle jangled nerves and transport listeners to a warmer, softer, easier place.
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July 1, 2015 "Sparks" has that familiar dreamy Beach House beauty, but with an element of chaos in the mix. "It's that moment when music and words become feeling," says singer Victoria Legrand.
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Clockwise from upper left: Damon Albarn, Sharon Van Etten, Beach House, Slow Club
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March 4, 2014 Hosts Bob and Robin are trapped in their respective homes for this snow-day edition of the show, but warm things up with breezy cuts from Eternal Summers, Slow Club and more.
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February 25, 2013 The indie-pop duo performs songs from its latest album, Bloom, and discusses its creative process.
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Beach House's new album, Bloom, comes out May 15.
May 6, 2012 The band doesn't stray far from its musical calling card. But Bloom demonstrates subtle evolution through precise refinements to its stirring dream-pop sound.
October 31, 2011 Today's show revisits sessions with World Cafe: Next alumni who hit it big, including Beach House and Jose Gonzalez.
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December 29, 2010 Beach House formed in 2005 after a chance meeting between guitarist/keyboardist Alex Scally and vocalist/organist Victoria Legrand. The next year, the duo recorded a self-titled album, which came out to great critical acclaim. The band's latest, Teen Dream, expands on Beach House's hazy sound.
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December 14, 2010 Arcade Fire's The Suburbs was the overwhelming listener favorite, with The Black Keys, The National, Mumford and Sons and Broken Bells rounding out the Top 5. See and hear the full list.
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Beach House (Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally) gave David Dye's favorite World Cafe performance of 2010.
December 3, 2010 WXPN's World Cafe presented more than 200 studio sessions this year. For his year-end list, host David Dye combed through the tape and selected his five favorite songs from the many performances. Listen to the best of the best, and even download them for good measure.
June 29, 2010 NPR listeners cast thousands of votes for the year's best music to date and kept the race tight. But regardless of how the votes fell, it was an exciting chance to pause and look back on what an incredible year it's been for music, to rediscover our favorites, and to spend time with some of the albums and artists we missed.
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