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ewiggy
10-03-2007, 08:52 AM
this morning i got caught completely off guard by some new music. it gave me goosebumps and made me tear up from its goodness.

Beirut has a new album coming out October 9th. it has been leaked everywheres for awhile, but they are doing some interesting promotion for it. it's called The Flying Club Cup..


I'm thinking about calling [the new album] The Flying Club Cup...Back in the early 1900s, like the 1910s or 1920s, there used to be this hot air balloon festival in Paris-- it's titled after that and after this very bizarre 1910 photo I found [by Leon Gimpel]. It's one of the first color photos ever made, at the World's Fair, and it...shows all these ancient hot air balloons about to take off in the middle of Paris. I just thought it was the most surreal image I'd seen in a long time.

and it sounds like..


I was listening to a lot of Jacques Brel and French chanson music-- pop songs shrouded in big, glorious, over-the-top arrangements and all this drama-- and that was in some sense unfamiliar territory to me. So I started buying new instruments and relying on things I wasn't necessarily comfortable with, like French horns and euphoniums, carrying these big, epic big brass parts that I used to do all on trumpets, and working with accordion and organ instead of all ukulele-- very much throwing myself in the world of classical pop music, I guess you could say.

if you go to this website (http://flyingclubcup.com/), the band has paired up with La Blogothèque to do one Take Away Show (http://www.blogotheque.net/takeawayshows/) video for each track on the album. right now there are 8 videos and it looks like 4 more will be added.

on video #5 (http://flyingclubcup.com/spip.php?article6), for the song Cliquot, it's shot in the living room of an apartment, and Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear sings with a full band, including Zach Condon playing trumpet and backup vocals.

mountmccabe
10-03-2007, 09:35 AM
Oooh, cool!

lindseyb
10-03-2007, 10:02 AM
cool, i hope they play coachella this year. i met zach at glastonbury, he was really nice.

MissingPerson
10-03-2007, 12:11 PM
Take Away Shows are always incredible, and Beirut's really something. I'm trying not to spoil the album on myself though. :D

oooduga
10-03-2007, 12:13 PM
Take Away Shows are always incredible, and Beirut's really something. I'm trying not to spoil the album on myself though. :D

yea i like the one Menomena did alot.

the little kids at the end of Wet and Rusting are so cute in a non pedhophile way