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Beirut – “No No No”

By Will Oliver, June 18th 2015 — with 1 comment

Beirut - No No No

It’s always good to get new music from Beirut, which makes it very exciting to announce that Zach Condon’s group will make their triumphant return with new album No No No on September 11 via 4AD.

Today they released the video for the ultra charming and very Beirut first single “No No No.” It’s an instant winner that is all too perfect for summer listening.

The video was directed by Brother Willis, who captures the band at their quirkiest with an live performance that goes awry. It’s a good time.

Check it out below, and if you’re free this Sunday night grab tickets to their show at Bowery Ballroom. The show was just announced and tickets are still on sale. It’s a little more intimate than their show at Radio City this fall.
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Beirut at 50 Kent (June 14, 2014)

By Will Oliver, June 25th 2014 — with 9 comments


It’s been three years since Beirut released The Rip Tide, and a year since their last show in New York City, which took place last year at Governors Ball. We can only hope that a new album is around the corner, but there’s no official word. The fact that they performed a few weeks ago at the new Brooklyn outdoor concert space 50 Kent is an encouraging sign either way. The show took place on June 14 as a part of the Northside Festival. Read the rest of this entry »

Beirut @ Governors Ball (June 9, 2013)

By Will Oliver, June 13th 2013 — with 1 comment

The wild reception that Beirut received upon arriving on stage rivaled the likes of a mega rock band with crazed screams and cheers that would honestly surprise you. You could tell that Zach Condon and the rest of Beirut were taken aback by all of it, even though it’s all well deserved.

Not many bands can captivate an audience with the classic old school sound that Beirut employs. But they make it work and it breathes more life than most bands could ever achieve. When you hear a song as classic as “Postcards From Italy” second in a set, you know the band must be something special.

Beirut are truly one of a kind, a band that has quietly ascended to one of my favorites.
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Beirut Reveal The Rip Tide Album Art

By Will Oliver, June 29th 2011

Beirut will release new album, The Rip Tide on August 30 via Zach Condon’s very own Pompeii Records. We have a taste of the new LP in the form of the magestic single “East Harlem”, which is available to stream below:

The album is available for pre-order here. The first pressings of each come in a special foil-stamped, clothbound editions, which the band says is “rather like an old hardcover book”.

[new] Beirut – East Harlem

By Will Oliver, June 4th 2011 — with 2 comments

Beirut is back with a limited 7″ vinyl that features “East Harlem” a gem that the band has been playing live. It’s Beirut at their finest, sounding organic yet fresh, the characteristic that makes them the fantastic band that they are. Zach Condon’s unmistakable vocals are simply sublime safely situated behind his smooth backing band.

“East Harlem” is available to purchase here. For now you can stream the song thanks to Revolver USA. It’s a lovely way to head into your weekend.

Beirut – East Harlem:

Beirut – East Harlem by Revolver USA

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