It’s surprising that Beirut bandleader Zach Condon has become the critical darling he is. The story goes that he dropped out of New Mexico’s Santa Fe High School aged just…

The word ‘precocious’ has long trailed [a]Beirut[/a]’s Zach Condon. He released his debut album, [b]‘The Gulag Orkestar’[/b], at 19, inspired by discovering Balkan folk music during a period spent in…

Facts about this album; Zach Condon usually plays the trumpet or ukelele with Beirut, as a wrist injury makes playing the guitar painful and taxing Zach Condon first…

Zach Condon, the man who is Beirut, is so absurdly talented and steeped in obscure European folk for a 21-year-old that it’s not surprising certain other musicians want to punch…