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Beach House: Village Underground, London

Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 27 May 2012

THE EARLY 1990S SHOEGAZE SCENE is not widely regarded as British music's finest moment. Peopled by bands such as Lush and Slowdive — who crafted sumptuous, serene art-rock that was heavy on non-specific introspection and FX pedals — it was to prove a mere footnote to the era of acid house and Britpop.

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