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On first listen, Beirut’s third full-length, the first since 2007’s The Flying Club Cup, glides by almost too easily. The more time you spend with it, though, the more it becomes clear The Rip Tide’s initial easy familiarity (and subsequent deepening) is a testament to Zach Condon’s continued growth as a songwriter. He’s able to… More »

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be see… More »

When I was in high school I had a Meat Is Murder t-shirt. The one with the lyrics to the album’s title track on the front: “It’s not natural, normal or kind / The flesh you so fancifully fry / The meat in your mouth / As you savor the flavor / Of murder,” etc. More »

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Beirut – “Gibraltar” Video

Beirut announced their return a few months ago by sharing "No No No," the title track from their first album since 2011's The Rip Tide.
Caitlin White | August 18, 2015 - 10:14 am
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Watch Beirut Play “No No No” On Seth Meyers

Next month, Beirut are set to return with No No No, their first album in four years. And last night, they were the musical guest…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2015 - 8:28 am

Beirut – “No No No” Video

Beirut's first album in four years, No No No, will be out in September. They shared the title track along with the album details a…
Caitlin White | June 18, 2015 - 10:08 am
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Beirut – “No No No”

Beirut are back this fall with No No No, Zach Condon and company's first album since 2011's The Rip Tide, and today they've shared the…
Chris DeVille | June 1, 2015 - 12:11 pm
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Watch Beirut Play New Songs “Rumeli” & “No No No” At Northside

It's been about three years since Beirut released their last album so it's about that time in the cycle where they start to test out…
James Rettig | June 25, 2014 - 9:32 pm
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Snoop Lion – “No Guns Allowed” (Feat. Drake & Cori B.)

Diplo's steady co-piloting in Snoop Dogg's self-reinvention into Snoop Lion continues with this Major Lazer-co-produced track "No Guns Allowed." The Beirut-interpolating track features guest vocal…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 21, 2013 - 2:55 pm
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Kishi Bashi – “A Sunday Smile” (Beirut Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Kishi Bashi was left off our list of 2012's Best New Artists, an omission that sparked some controversy in the comments. As I mentioned i…
Michael Nelson | February 7, 2013 - 1:52 pm
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Katy Perry x Beirut – “Scenic Cold” (Rostam Mashup)

"this is from a few years ago, never released it out into the world, but played it when people asked me to DJ at things,…
Amrit Singh | December 4, 2012 - 9:54 am

MusicfestNW 2012 In Photos

Yesterday, Portland’s MusicFestNW wrapped up five days of concerts at over a dozen venues throughout the city. Among the acts who performed were Passion Pit,…
Stereogum | September 10, 2012 - 4:15 pm
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Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A…
Aaron Lariviere | September 4, 2012 - 4:52 pm
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Beirut – “The Rip Tide” Video

The title track from last year's Beirut LP The Rip Tide finally gets the seafaring video of Zach Condon's dreams. It's directed by Houmam Abdallah
Amrit Singh | June 22, 2012 - 11:19 am
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Watch Beirut On The Tonight Show

If anyone tuned in early to see Barack Obama on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night, they got a nice little surprise: Beirut ending…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2012 - 10:13 am
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Coachella 2012 Weekend 2 In Photos

With their first Coachella 2012 performances a not-quite-distant memory, over the weekend some artists engaged in live collaborations to make for unique experiences in their…
Andrew Youssef | April 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm
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The National-Curated Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Fest Announces Lineup: The Walkmen, St. Vincent, Beirut, The Antlers, More

In January, Brooklyn Academy of Music announced that it would host a spring festival curated by the National's Bryce and Aaron Dessner, and today that…
Corban Goble | February 29, 2012 - 5:36 pm
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Beirut – “Vagabond” Video

In the video for “Vagabond,” a song from Beirut’s 2011 album The Rip Tide, a group of strangers, many of them military-affiliated, gathers in a…
Tom Breihan | February 23, 2012 - 10:33 am
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Watch Beirut On Fallon

Beirut just appeared on Letterman about a week ago, and they didn't wait long before making another trip to late-night TV. Last night, the band…
Tom Breihan | October 25, 2011 - 9:28 am
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Beirut, Laetitia Sadier @ Greek Theatre, Los Angeles 10/4/11

Touring in support of their third album The Rip Tide, Beirut escaped earlier inclement weather to play a gorgeous set at the Greek Theatre. Laetitia…
Andrew Youssef | October 5, 2011 - 11:07 am

Beirut – “Santa Fe” Video

The video for the bouncy, synthed-up single from Beirut's new album The Rip Tide is shot like an old spaghetti western, but it doesn't tell…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2011 - 1:42 pm
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End Of The Road Festival 2011 In Photos

Last week, the UK’s Larmer Tree Gardens hosted a hilariously deep bill for the End Of The Road Festival, a lineup that featured Joanna Newsom,…
Corban Goble | September 7, 2011 - 10:39 am
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Watch Beirut Join The National On “Fake Empire”

Zach Condon joined the National for a performance of "Fake Empire" at the Paleo festival in Nyon, Switzerland last week (7/19). Here's some professional looking…
brandon | July 25, 2011 - 2:36 pm
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