Beach House is a dream pop duo formed in 2004 in Baltimore, Maryland, consisting of French born Victoria Legrand and Baltimore native Alex Scally. Their self-titled debut, Beach House, released in 2006, was critically acclaimed. This was followed by their second release, Devotion, in 2008. The band released their third studio album, Teen Dream in January 2010, also to positive critical reviews and commercial success. Their fourth album, Bloom, was released in 2012 to similar acclaim.
The band's song "Apple Orchard" was featured on a Pitchfork Media mp3 mixtape in August 2006. In October 2006 their self-titled debut album, Beach House, was released on Carpark Records. It was listed as #16 in Pitchfork's Best Albums of 2006.