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 »
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.
During The National’s concert at the Open Air St.Gallen music festival in Swizerland a few weeks ago, the band was joined by Beirut on stage during their performance of “Fake Empire”. Zach’s vocals certainly stand out when put next to Matt’s.
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”.
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.