NEWS: BEIRUT – REVEAL BRAND NEW VIDEO TO ‘VAGABOND’

Beirut are confirmed to play 2012′s Field Day Festival, at London’s Victoria Park on 2nd June and have released a brand new video for the track ‘Vagabond’. Taken from the acclaimed album, The Riptide, the video was again directed by Sunset Television “We were really excited when Beirut asked us to direct another video, and knew we wanted to make something completely different from “Santa Fe.”  “Vagabond”... Read More

LIVE: Beirut – 06/09/2011

- ACADEMY 1, MANCHESTER - Waltz With Bashir. Ever seen it? It’s an animated film that centres on the Israel/Lebanon war of 1982. At the film’s culmination, Israeli troops move in onBeirut. At night they fire flares into the night sky so that the Christian Phalangists can massacre Palestinians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps, and it suddenly cuts to actual news footage. As beautiful as it is devastating, this is probably the best film of... Read More

Album Review: Beirut – The Rip Tide

Beirut (aka Zack Condon) is quite the peculiarity.  His song writing technique is tantamount to musical colonialism (with all the positive and negative connotations involved) as he claims and manipulates great swathes of sovereign musical territory, and bedecks them with layers of semi-operatic baritone. On Gulag Orkestar he gobbled up much of Eastern Europe; on The Flying Club Cup France was devoured and on March of the Zapotec Mexico was also annexed… Condon’s... Read More