NY Press talks to music blogosphere sensation Zach Condon.
Before the indie rock blogosphere creamed itself for Zach Condon and his lil’ Balkan experiment, Beirut, the 19-year-old Brooklynite wasn’t aware of daily-destination-mp3-depots … “I was never much of a computer or Internet person to begin with. Most I ever used the computer for was Pro Tools, when I recorded the album. … I still don’t use the Internet so much. I stop by a few blogs from time to time to check out what they thought of our live show, but that’s about it.”
Zach also admits his first show was a disaster (“When we got on stage everything just started bending out of tune, and I realized I’d been working my entire life with the cheapest of equipment.”)
The good news is that Zach’s got new gear! So expect less off-key ukele solos if you’re heading to NorthSix this weekend. A Hawk and a Hacksaw will be joining the band.
6/23 TK Gallery, northampton MA
6/24 Lily Pad Cambridge, MA
7/21 Bowery Ballroom, NYC (with Jens Lekman)
8/23 Warehouse Next Door, Washington DC
8/24 Khyber, Philadelphia PA