Fans reacted to lighting cues — like when a curtain of starry lights turned on during “PPP” — and they evolved as the show went on.
Sometimes, there were projections (“Silver Soul”); then the starry lights started flashing (“10 Mile Stereo”); for “Take Care,” the Club’s disco ball came into play. date since releasing a pair of albums last year, “Depression Cherry” and “Thank Your Lucky Stars,” Legrand cracked half-jokes and called out the couples in the crowd who were swaying to the band’s dreamy, hypnotic music. “The easiest way to give that is a smile, a touch, a flower.
“I enjoy limitations and it has been the key to how me and Victoria work,” says Scally.
“If you’ve only two sets of hands, it really governs how you write and, for me, it makes everything more essential.
Over the past 10 years, the duo have perfected a sound which is wholly their own.
That soft, woozy, infectious and melancholic wave of sound is their trademark, every jot as identifiable as any logo you’d care to mention.
We began chatting about Beach House rarities, both of us being diehard fans of the band, and he happened to mention that Victoria Legrand was in a band of the band. The band was called Daggerhearts with Victoria Legrand (vocals/keyboard), Dirck Ober (guitar) and Lauren Turek (bass/backing vocals).
Terry had discovered the band’s name several months earlier and was in the process of obtaining a long sought after and extremely rare copy of their only pressed vinyl album called Who We Were.
When the song hit its synth-driven peak, the lights turned red and she dramatically dropped the hood, briefly revealing her face.
During the next song, “Wild,” the band remained mostly hidden, until a flash of white lights illuminated the stage.
Seeing Legrand and her musical partner, guitarist Alex Scally, clearly for the first time, the crowd cheered.
Beach House isn’t always the most interesting band to watch onstage, but the no-frills backdrop and light rig gave Monday night’s 90-minute show extra drama.
I like to think that fate brings to us the people and the things we are destined to find.