Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Baltimore's favorite dream pop duo has now become the world's favorite, and Beach House finally came home from their massive 2010 world tour last weekend. They played the 2640 Space with Washed Out Saturday night, and it was an evening that did not disappoint their hometown crowd.
The highlight of the night was the sound, as Monozine brought in a brand new sound system that has never been used before at the church. Folks have often complained of sounds being lost in the deep rafters of the large building, but this system was enormous and it really showed. Victoria's voice bellowed over the crowd in a god-like manner that would only be appropriate in a space as holy as such, and low/high end sounds bounced off the walls with delight and ease.
Beach House's set list was heavy in material from their recent monster of an LP, Teen Dream which dropped via Sub Pop, but some classics were also displayed like "Gila", "Master of None", and "Turtle Island". There was fog, there were spinning glittery emeralds, and the lighting was spot-on as you'll see in Valerie's amazing photos below.
Photos by Valerie