Smart bets: Beach House

It’s back to the basics for Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally of Beach House. In a media release, they say that the band’s momentum on the touring circuit “naturally drove us toward a louder, more aggressive place — a place further from our natural tendencies.” The musicians’ vocals and synth-y soundscapes retain their mystic quality on the new album, Depression Cherry, but drums take the back seat to a gentler final product. The existential explorers call the LP “a color, a place, a feeling, an energy … that describes the place you arrive as you move through the endlessly varied trips of existence.” Beach House is performing those new, nature-inspired meditations in more than 50 cities across the globe, including Asheville. Jessica Pratt opens the show at The Orange Peel Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 9 p.m. $25/$28. theorangepeel.net. Photo by Liz Flyntz

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Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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