Victoria Legrand of Beach House on how perfection is made up of many mistakes

Beach House became a bit of an underground sensation with the release of its self-titled, debut album in 2006, followed by 2008's warmly enchanting Devotion. Lead singer Victoria Legrand's rich, deep, yet feminine voice and Alex Scally's delicate melodic sense on guitar creates a disarming sense of intimacy that soothes on an almost subconscious level. On its 2010 Sub Pop debut, Teen Dream, Beach House reached much wider audiences, but the band's vision was clearly uncompromising and that album was accompanied by videos made for each song. The band's latest album, Bloom, explores vistas of sound and songwriting that its work on all three of its previous albums made possible. We recently spoke with Legrand about Daniel Johnston, the true nature of perfection and the importance of the underground in an active creative life.

See also: - Beach House at Boulder Theater, 10/7/12 - Alex Scally of Beach House on the band's struggle toward three-dimensionality and its similarities with Queen - The ten best concerts this weekend: October 5-7

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.