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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 few weeks ago, and have debuted a video for that song today. Zach Condon’s thoughtful, warm voice is still the driving force on this song, accompanied by brass flourishes and… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 18, 2015 - 10:08 am

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 title track today. Backed by a subtly intensifying drum part and a slowly building array of triumphal brass, it’s a bouncy yet subdued take on the band’s signature blend of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 1, 2015 - 12:11 pm

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 - 9:32 pm

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. Ariel… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 21, 2013 - 2:55 pm

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: just violinist/vocalist… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 7, 2013 - 1:52 pm

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 Tumblr via his TwitterMore »

By: 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, 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 - 4:15 pm

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 - 4:52 pm

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 mark. Once… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 22, 2012 - 11:19 am

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 man this:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 25, 2012 - 10:13 am

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 perform “Shipwreck.” The… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / April 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm

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 arrangement-heavy… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 29, 2012 - 5:36 pm

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 pretty a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 23, 2012 - 10:33 am

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 to look o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 25, 2011 - 9:28 am

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 - 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 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. It… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 9, 2011 - 1:42 pm

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 of… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 7, 2011 - 10:39 am

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 - 2:36 pm

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 to… More »

By: Stereogum / July 5, 2011 - 1:23 pm

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 see… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 5, 2011 - 1:07 am
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