Rock & Pop

Beach House

When: Tue., Aug. 7, 8 p.m. and Wed., Aug. 8, 8 p.m. 2018

Baltimore dream-pop duo Beach House creates music that reverberates with a quiet intensity, just like its fan base — a community of likely introverts with a penchant for mellow music best suited for late-night drives, yet mighty enough to sell out two consecutive nights at the Fox Theater. Its newest album, released in May this year, is titled simply 7, as it’s the band’s seventh full-length record. This intentional simplicity urges the listener to examine the music itself more closely. Beach House claims a total upheaval in terms of its writing and recording process for this album, and Pitchfork called 7 its “heaviest and most immersive-sounding album.” In reality, 7 mostly finds Beach House sticking to its usual winning formula of layers of yawning synth, singer Victoria Legrand’s languorous vocals drenched in metaphor. Lyrically, though, the group does tackle some interesting new themes of beauty arising in darkness and the double-edged sword of glamour.

Madeline Wells

Price: sold out

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