A Beach House performance is nothing short of a fantasy. The iconic dream-pop duo, comprised of vocalist/keyboardist Victoria Legrand and guitarist/vocalist Alex Scally, played to a packed College Street Music Hall in New Haven, CT, last week to kick off their current US headlining tour. Fans swarmed the venue well before doors, standing out in their black and white checkered apparel in support of the band’s latest album, 7. Beach House has been around the block and then some, recently releasing their seventh studio album after thirteen years of being a band, so it’s no surprise that they have as dedicated of a fan base as they do.
In regards to their performance, their show was absolutely seamless. Their colorful backlit visuals created hauntingly beautiful silhouettes that gave the band an air of mystery. Their smooth synths and velvety vocals carried throughout the venue with ease, surrounding the crowd like a sweeping musical wave. Although the use of strobes and the twinkling night sky-inspired backdrop livened things up a bit, their set was extremely calming to witness. Weaving in and out of their impressive discography, Beach House played a solid mixture of songs, including fan-favorites “Space Song,” “Master of None,” and “Drunk in LA,” before closing the night with an encore comprised of “Real Love” and “Dive.”
While Beach House’s headliner has merely just begun, many dates have already sold out, proving that this is one summer tour you shouldn’t miss.
COVERAGE: JORDYN BESCHEL