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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 some new songs live in the lead-up to an inevitable album announcement. Those debuts took place a few weeks ago at their show at Brooklyn's Northside Festival, their first New… More »

By: James Rettig / June 25, 2014

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 vocals from Drake, percussion from the Police's Stewart Copeland, and, making it a family affair, a verse form Snoop's daughter Cori B. and backing vocals from his wife Shante Broadus. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 21, 2013

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 in that space, the dude got my vote, based almost entirely on his live show, which I caught at Joe's Pub last July. It was an otherworldly, elevating performance:… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 7, 2013

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, now you can too ; )" Vampire Weekend's multi-instrumentalist, producer, occasional solo artist, and Carlie Rae x Annie Lennox mashup artist Rostam posted this to his TumblrMore »

By: Amrit Singh / December 4, 2012

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, Beirut, Girl Talk, Dinosaur Jr., Flying Lotus, Swans, Fucked Up, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Wild Nothing, Purity Ring, and DIIV. Autumn Andel was on hand to capture… More »

By: Stereogum / September 10, 2012

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 summer full of glorious music for him meant a summer full of unstifled groans from me. His taste in music back then -- folk, folk, and nothing but folk --… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / September 4, 2012

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 and comes with an explanatory note from Mr. Condon -- though the most important note of all for the impatient is to sit tight until the three minute… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 22, 2012

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 The Tonight Show with a floating-above-trees rendition of "Santa Fe." You can say many things about Jay Leno, and most of them will be true, but give the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 25, 2012

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 second fest go-around. John Fogerty joined the Black Keys, Annie Clark of St. Vincent sang with Andrew Bird, and Thom Yorke came out during Modeselektor's set to… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / April 23, 2012

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 event, called Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (a reference to this Whitman poem), announced it's full lineup. It goes down 5/3-5/5. And, yeah, if you're into indie rock, skewing the more… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 29, 2012

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 ballroom to dance mechanically and drink excessively, and we see a bunch of mostly-incomprehensible little stories taking place. Sunset Television directs, and the black-and-white imagery is as deeply… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 23, 2012

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 were musical guests on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. They played the Rip Tide track "Santa Fe" and came across looking more intense than you'd expect Beirut… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 25, 2011

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 Sadier of Stereolab performed her whimsical songs to kick off the evening. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / October 5, 2011

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 a spaghetti western type of story. Instead, it tells the story of a guy whose life suddenly turns sad, and then happy again, and then sad, and then weird. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 9, 2011

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, Kurt Vile, Tinawiren, Lykke Li, Best Coast, the Walkmen and dozens of other notables. Elena Morelli was there to magnificently document the epic lineup. There's a peacock in one… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 7, 2011

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 footage of the moment:… More »

By: brandon / July 25, 2011

Beirut The Rip Tide Premature Evaluation

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… More »

By: Stereogum / July 5, 2011

How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

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… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 5, 2011

Northside Festival 2011 In Photos

This year was the L Magazine's third stab at its Williamsburg-based, CMJ-reminiscent Northside Festival. And from all accounts and perspectives, it was its most successful. It was the most Northside has felt like a real thing deserving of real attention, anyway: Instead of individual venues throwing disparate shows with great bands all over town --… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 20, 2011

Beirut The Rip Tide Details

You heard "East Harlem" a couple days back. Now we've got details on the tracklist for Beirut's upcoming album The Rip Tide. It'll be out 8/30 via Pompeii Records and Revolver in the U.S. The tracks:… More »

By: jessica / June 7, 2011
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