Photo Recap: Beach House and Entrance @ Deluxe

Baltimore duo Beach House performed to a sold out crowd at Deluxe last week, still touring behind Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Stars,  their enormous back-to-back Sub Pop releases from 2015. Victoria Legrand, Alex Scally and company put on a show that was haunting yet beautiful, summoning a near-decade’s worth of unbelievable album material to fill their set. Words like shimmering, dreamlike, and vast often get used to describe Beach House’s sound, but seeing them live confirms that those adjectives apply to their live show as well: thick fog crept across the stage from beginning to end, diffusing sharp LEDs into a ghostly haze while the band’s synths and guitars wafted over the audience.

Recent Thrill Jockey signee Entrance opened the show, performing songs from his Promises EP. The show found former pych-rocker Guy Blakeslee belting out a stripped-down performance, his unwavering vocals quieting the chatter of those walking in. The security guard next to me in the photo pit even commented, “damn, he can sing.”

 

Beach House

 

Entrance

 

Words and photos by Doug Fellegy (via Flickr)

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