Album Review: Beirut - 'The Rip Tide'

Beirut - 'The Rip Tide'

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...

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Album review: Beirut

Album review: Beirut

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 fell in love with Balkan folk music, which dominated the first Beirut...

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Beirut

Beirut

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 him. ‘Elephant Gun’ is yet more entirely charming, thoroughly...

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