Beach House Perform Some Rarities for the First Time in Over a Decade

Beach House put together a pretty stellar setlist for their stripped-down show at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia Monday night (December 11th), including some live debuts and a few rarities they haven’t performed in over a decade.

After a surprise opening set from Philly’s own Kurt Vile, Beach House’s Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally did an intimate gig full of songs for the real heads. They performed “Many Nights” and “The Bells” — both from 2022’s Once Twice Melody: Chapter 3 — live for the very first time, and debuted “Devil’s Pool” from last April’s Become EP.

But the real surprises were the throwback rarities, including “Childhood” from their self-titled debut, which they hadn’t played in a whopping 16 years. They also did “Auburn and Ivory,” another Beach House deep cut, for the first time since 2012. And, for the first time since 2016, they performed Devotion’s “D.A.R.L.I.N.G.” and Thank Your Lucky Stars’ “She’s So Lovely.”

Unfortunately for those of us who weren’t there in person, Stereogum points out that phones were highly discouraged at the show, so we haven’t been able to find much video evidence. But, Beach House did also promise that there will be more stripped-down throwback sets where this came from, so we’ll all be staying tuned.

See the setlist below.

Last year, Beach House contributed to Volume 1 of For the Birds: The Birdsong Project, a massive benefit compilation benefitting the National Audubon Society.

Setlist:

Saltwater
She’s So Lovely
Pay No Mind
Devil’s Pool
D.A.R.L.I.N.G.
Bluebird
Childhood
The Traveller
Master of None
Rough Song
Turtle Island
Wildflower
Auburn and Ivory
Many Nights
Gila
Wherever You Go
The Bells
Somewhere Tonight
On the Sea

Tonight’s set
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Author: Michael

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