Flashback Friday: MAGNET’s Decade At The Beach House

It must be the start of summer, kids, because the new Beach House is open. While you try-before-you-buy four of the 11 tracks—“Black Car,” “Dark Spring,” “Dive” and “Lemon Glow”—off 7 (out today on Sub Pop and featuring collaborative assistance from MAGNET hero Sonic Boom), kick back, pour yourself a fruity adult beverage and think back to endless summers past spent with Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand.

We first formally met this dynamic duo a decade ago with our devotion to Devotion:

Essential New Music: Beach House’s “Devotion”

Then we covered the album’s cover of a Daniel Johnston song:

Take Cover! Beach House Vs. Daniel Johnston

It turns out we weren’t the only ones devoted to life at the Beach House. Meet superfan Fran Healy of Travis, who wrote about the band in MAGNET not once …

Travis’ Fran Healy Is Happy To Hang Around: Beach House’s “Teen Dream”

… but twice:

Travis’ Fran Healy Is Happy To Hang Around: Meeting Your Heroes

East River Pipe dove right into the deep end as well:

East River Pipe’s Nontrivial Things: Beach House

And Fitz And The Tantrums could barely contain themselves:

From The Desk Of Fitz And The Tantrums: Beach House

We couldn’t contain ourselves, either, naming Beach House’s third LP, Teen Dream, the best album of 2010:’s-top-20-albums-of-2010/

We enjoyed Alex and Victoria’s hospitality so much, two years later we named follow-up Bloom the third-best album of 2012:

MAGNET’s Top 25 Albums Of 2012

Fifth LP Depression Cherry didn’t make our list of top albums of 2015, but we did call it Essential New Music:

Essential New Music: Beach House’s “Depression Cherry”

Which leads us to lucky 7. So who’s that Sonic Boom guy who helped out on the new album? We’ll let Dean & Britta set the guest table:

From The Desk Of Dean & Britta: Spectrum