Video: Beirut – “The Rip Tide”


Beirut evocatively brings “The Rip Tide” to life with beautiful video If you were as taken with Beirut’s lovely 2011 album as I was, you should find satisfaction in the new video for The Rip Tide‘s gorgeously entrancing title track. The majestic imagery of the lone sailboat floating amidst an endless ocean swathed in rich [...]

FYF Fest 2012 Lineup Announced

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The Los Angeles-based music festival FYF Fest has just announced its 2012 lineup. For the first time, the festival will take place over two nights rather than one, returning to the Los Angeles State Historic Park on Sep. 1 and 2. This year’s lineup features a strong group of relevant indie bands and DJs. Some [...]

You should Be Watching the Coachella Re-broadcast


With all this Readng and Glastonbury announcement nonsense, I totally forgot about Coachella, until (honestly) last night. I hope on this morning to the happy discovery that Coachella are generously re-broadcasting the acts that have already played for their lovely internet friends. I decided to see what was being broadcast on their three available channels, [...]

St.Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, The Walkmen to Play the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival


This spring, The National’s Bryce and Aaron Dessner will curate  the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival. Thea three-day music festival will take place May 3-5th at the Brooklyn Academy of Music May 3-5th,  and will feature performances from St. Vincent, Beirut, Sharon Van Etten, Atlas Sound, The Walkman and many more. Passes go on sale  March 6th [...]

Watch: Beirut – Vagabond


Ever wondered what a WWII era ballroom dance didn’t look like? From interpretive dance to chickens running amok, Beirut’s newest video for “Vagabond” is exactly this. “Vagabond” is off 2011’s The Rip Tide, and it’s visual parter was created by Sunset Television. Check out the video below!

Album Review: Beirut – The Riptide

One of the reason’s Zach Condon’s Beirut is such an interesting project to follow is its ambition. Every album serves to add not just to the library of songs, but to the bands overall style. The lessons learned in “the Gulag Orkestar”, Beirut’s first studio release, still stick with them today.

Live Review: Lollapalooza 2011 – Saturday


1:30 – Chico Trujillo If I had to make lists for the best and worst ways to start off a day at Lollapalooza, one of the worst would be rain, but one of the best would be a pumped up Latin band.  We got both on Saturday, and luckily the band made the scattered showers [...]

Beirut Moves Up Album Release Date


Beirut’s forthcoming album The Rip Tide was originally scheduled for a August 30th release, but the band has decided to move the digital release of the album to August 2nd. The physical release is still scheduled August 30th. Take a listen to “East Harlem,” the first single from the album. Beirut – East Harlem by [...]