Tag: Alex Scally

    Beach House’s Alex Scally Writes Some “Really Rotten Office Music” for New Lola Pierson Play



    Photo by Robyn Quick

    In recent years, playwright and director Lola Pierson has become a fixture of Baltimore’s theater scene. Her group Un Saddest Factory organized four years of the celebrated and always sold-out Ten Minute Play Festival. And now her new independent theater company Acme Corporation is putting on her latest play — “Office Ladies” — which scored a very optimistic preview in the Sun and a glowing review in the City Paper.

    The play, like much of Pierson’s previous work, includes “a lot of meta-theater stuff in it and a lot of nonlinear narrative,” as well as “a lot of people not really talking to each other.” And if that doesn’t sound like the makings of a charming, engaging theater experience, then you’ve probably never seen a Lola Pierson play before. Turning cerebral and formally adventurous character studies into well-paced comedies is a special skill of hers.

    A Big Couple of Days for Baltimore-Duo Beach House


    Beach House have fans caught a couple of exciting announcements in the last couple of days. The Baltimore-based duo is set to play Pitchfork Music Festival this summer, organizers announced today. They’ve also just released a music video for “Lazuli,” one of the tracks of their new album Bloom.

    The video captures the mystical, grandiose moods that run through “Lazuli,” and really through the entirety of Bloom. It jogs the local and the cosmic, moving between focuses like the dilations of that eye between 4:22 – 4:44.  Check it out below.

    Pitchfork Music Festival is a three-day concert sponsored by the popular indie-music-oriented website.  It runs July 13-15 in Chicago’s Union Park.  Beach House is one of a couple of Baltimore bands playing the event – Lower Dens will also be making an appearance. You can see Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally play on Pitchfork’s Red stage at 7:25pm on the 15th.

    Beach House started out of Baltimore, and released their self-titled first album in 2004 to significant critical acclaim.  Bloom, the group’s fourth album, marks an even higher point on the band’s still upward trajectory.