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7. Beach House
I can’t wait for Coachella! And not because I can’t wait for Coachella, but because I can’t wait for these posts to end.
Ironically, the last time I saw Beach House, I couldn’t wait for Beach House end. And not because I don’t like Beach House, I love Beach House, but because I love The Stone Roses much more. Back in 2013, Beach House played the Outdoor Stage in the time slot right before The Stone Roses were scheduled to hit the Main Stage.
Instead of enjoying the Baltimore, Maryland dream pop duo, all I could think:
I can’t believe I’m going to get to see The Stone Roses. I wonder if I should leave right now to get a good spot. I can’t wait for Beach House to be done. The Stone Fucking Roses are right here in The Promised Land.
I couldn’t get The Roses out of my head. Needless to say, Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally didn’t have my undivided attention. They’ll have it this year, they’re my highest ranked Sunday band on this godforsaken list.
The duo is fresh off of releasing two studio albums in 2015. Depression Cherry dropped in late August, and then surprisingly, Thank Your Lucky Stars arrived less than two months later. Prior to those two albums, the band has four other critically acclaimed albums to their credit. The folks in charge of giving albums the critically acclaimed status consider Teen Dream as one of the best albums of 2010.
If I get my way, Beach House will close the Outdoor Stage. That would be the cherry on top on my 2016 Coachella weekend.