Beirut - The Rip Tide
NME.COM feature on Beirut - The Rip Tide album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 30 August 2011
Zach Condon has finally found himself
The word ‘precocious’ has long trailed Beirut ’s Zach Condon. He released his debut album, ‘The Gulag Orkestar’ , at 19, inspired by discovering Balkan folk music during a period spent in Europe after quitting high school. From that album, it was clear that Condon was a singular young man, convincingly old before his time thanks to his handsome, oaky brogue, and in search of any...
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Short run includes Zach Condon and co's largest UK show to date
Folk band preview their third album ahead of its August 29 release
'The Rip Tide' is released this summer
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Light a candle's fire
Carries a good name
What would you ask a campfire
That scares me just the same
Your days in one
This day undone
(The kind that breaks under)
All day at once
Another rose wilts in East Harlem,
And uptown, downtown,
A thousand miles between us.
She's waiting for the night to fall.
You're on in five, it's time you rise or fail.
They've gone before, stood by your door all day.
For what it's worth, defend your kind from shame.
The lights are down, go on inside, they've paid.
And this is the house where I
I feel alone
Feel alone now
Left a bag of bones,
A trail of stones,
For to find my way home.
Now, as the air grows cold,
And I, I called through the air that night
A calm sea voice with outline
I could only smile, I've been alone some time
And all, and all, it's been fine