Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 108

Thread: Beirut Announces New Album

  1. #1
    Chest Rockwell Gribbz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    21,351

    Default Beirut Announces New Album

    Awwww yeah.


    New Beirut Album Coming This Summer
    The last month or so has seen an increased level of activity from sonic postcard-sender Zach Condon's Beirut project; he's hitting the road for a fairly extensive tour soon and he contributed a Caetano Veloso cover to the Red Hot Organization's forthcoming benefit compilation, Red Hot + Rio 2 (stream it above). If you guessed that this means that there's a new album in the cards as well, then give yourself a gold star, because you pretty much nailed it.

    Condon recently told HitFix that the as-yet-untitled record is set for release "sometime this summer" and was recorded this past winter in upstate New York. He told HitFix that the new album is "sunny," saying, "I write sad songs when it’s nice outside. I write warm and happy songs when I'm up to my neck in snow for three months."

    HitFix also points out that Condon contributed new and previously recorded music to the score for the documentary Bombay Beach, directed by music video lenser Alma Har'el.
    http://pitchfork.com/news/42429-new-...g-this-summer/
    3/25 - Explosions in the Sky - Paramount Theater
    4/14 - Deerhunter - The Mohawk
    4/29 - 5/1 - Levitation - Carson Creek Ranch
    5/16 - Four Tet + Ben UFO - Vulcan Gas Company

  2. #2
    Milkshake suprefan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Burbank CA
    Posts
    43,938

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    Thom Thom appearance in 5,4,3,2,1.....................

  3. #3
    old school citizenerased's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    East Bay, CA
    Posts
    2,659

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    YES

  4. #4

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    About time, it's been 3 and a half years since the last LP release.

    I hope "this summer" means the album gets released before I see them live on August 2nd.

  5. #5
    Loveable Curmudgeon TallGuyCM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Doc Sportello's hood
    Posts
    20,450

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    This is amazing news. I mean, it's already May, so at this point in the year usually this type of news is more often "______ will release an album in December" or something of the sort. So fuck yeah.
    2/03 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Fonda
    2/04 - Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Immanuel Presbyterian
    2/11 - Super Furry Animals - Roxy
    2/26 - Bill Callahan - Masonic Lodge (?)
    3/10 - Wolf Eyes - Echo (?)


    last.fm, if you care

    Twitter, if you dare

  6. #6
    Chest Rockwell Gribbz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    21,351

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    This is amazing news. I mean, it's already May, so at this point in the year usually this type of news is more often "______ will release an album in December" or something of the sort. So fuck yeah.
    Exactly. Hopefully we get West Coast dates sooner than later.
    3/25 - Explosions in the Sky - Paramount Theater
    4/14 - Deerhunter - The Mohawk
    4/29 - 5/1 - Levitation - Carson Creek Ranch
    5/16 - Four Tet + Ben UFO - Vulcan Gas Company

  7. #7
    old school clumsy342's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    4,508

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    I definitely like Beirut. but... everything sounds so similar. I hope the new album offers up some more variation.


  8. #8
    Chest Rockwell Gribbz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    21,351

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    Check out March of the Zapotec/Holland. The former was recorded with a Mexican mariachi band, and the latter has an electronic aspect to it.
    3/25 - Explosions in the Sky - Paramount Theater
    4/14 - Deerhunter - The Mohawk
    4/29 - 5/1 - Levitation - Carson Creek Ranch
    5/16 - Four Tet + Ben UFO - Vulcan Gas Company

  9. #9
    old school citizenerased's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    East Bay, CA
    Posts
    2,659

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    And The Joys of Losing Weight which is a bunch of early untitled demos that are way different, pretty Magnetic Fields inspired.

  10. #10
    Chest Rockwell Gribbz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    21,351

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    Yeah, I remember reading that Aphex Twin was one of Zach's influences growing up. Can't recall where the interview came from though.
    3/25 - Explosions in the Sky - Paramount Theater
    4/14 - Deerhunter - The Mohawk
    4/29 - 5/1 - Levitation - Carson Creek Ranch
    5/16 - Four Tet + Ben UFO - Vulcan Gas Company

  11. #11
    Happy Feet Coachella Bound's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    City of Wasted Dreams, CA
    Posts
    5,557

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    This is amazing news. I mean, it's already May, so at this point in the year usually this type of news is more often "______ will release an album in December" or something of the sort. So fuck yeah.
    yeah this is deff more like the album is finished, time to get excited and start promoting. My guess is early july

    what spot will they get nxt Coachella...?
    Coachella 07 (the introduction), 08 (the bands), 09 (the documentary), 10 (the people i came with), 11 (the relationship test... we passed), 12 (whatever the weather, Dirty Epic forever), 13 (the year of the troll)

    - PEARL JAM WHY YOU HATE COACHELLA? -

  12. #12
    Chest Rockwell Gribbz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    21,351

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    Hmmm. They were billed 6th in 2009. Maybe 3rd or 4th billed in 2012? Hard to say. I guess it depends on how well their new album is received.

    I'm kinda surprised they weren't there this year. I mean, they're playing almost every other festival in 2011.
    3/25 - Explosions in the Sky - Paramount Theater
    4/14 - Deerhunter - The Mohawk
    4/29 - 5/1 - Levitation - Carson Creek Ranch
    5/16 - Four Tet + Ben UFO - Vulcan Gas Company

  13. #13
    Coachella Junkie fikus222's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Oakland
    Posts
    9,266

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Gribble View Post
    Check out March of the Zapotec/Holland. The former was recorded with a Mexican mariachi band, and the latter has an electronic aspect to it.
    I love Venice, do they ever play it live?
    10/29 Hot Chip @ The Fox Theatre
    11/07 Rufus Du Sol @ The Mezzanine (?)
    11/13 Mr Little Jeans @ The Rickshaw Stop
    11/20 Keep Shelly in Athens @ Awaken

  14. #14
    Milkshake suprefan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Burbank CA
    Posts
    43,938

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Gribble View Post
    Hmmm. They were billed 6th in 2009. Maybe 3rd or 4th billed in 2012? Hard to say. I guess it depends on how well their new album is received.

    I'm kinda surprised they weren't there this year. I mean, they're playing almost every other festival in 2011.
    All about timing, nothing else. And you cant bill them THAT high on Coachella. If you do, and popped em on main stage, nobody watching would really know the music. Hopefully next time they play Outdoor at night, that would be fitting.

  15. #15
    Chest Rockwell Gribbz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    21,351

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    Quote Originally Posted by fikus222 View Post
    I love Venice, do they ever play it live?
    I don't think so. At least not recently. However, they do play a non-electronic version of My Night with the Prostitute from Marseille (which sounds fantastic):


    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    Hopefully next time they play Outdoor at night, that would be fitting.
    Agreed. I could also see them playing the Mojave again... mainly because of the capacity increase.
    3/25 - Explosions in the Sky - Paramount Theater
    4/14 - Deerhunter - The Mohawk
    4/29 - 5/1 - Levitation - Carson Creek Ranch
    5/16 - Four Tet + Ben UFO - Vulcan Gas Company

  16. #16
    Milkshake suprefan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Burbank CA
    Posts
    43,938

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    Or Outdoor at sunset, that would rule.

  17. #17
    old school ods..'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    HK - LV - LA
    Posts
    5,671

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    Or Outdoor at sunset, that would rule.
    That's where I visualize their set. I'm excited to hear the new album!

  18. #18
    Loveable Curmudgeon TallGuyCM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Doc Sportello's hood
    Posts
    20,450

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    Man, Beirut Outdoor at Sunset would already be my most anticipated set for next year, and the lineup isn't even announced yet.
    2/03 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Fonda
    2/04 - Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Immanuel Presbyterian
    2/11 - Super Furry Animals - Roxy
    2/26 - Bill Callahan - Masonic Lodge (?)
    3/10 - Wolf Eyes - Echo (?)


    last.fm, if you care

    Twitter, if you dare

  19. #19
    ASS FACE ThomThom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    9,617

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    No Chris, getting a full set in a nice theater with a drink in your hand surrounded by other Beirut fans is a little more ideal.
    Quote Originally Posted by superfan View Post
    And I have a dick for you to eat if youre hungry still.

  20. #20
    Coachella Junkie rage patton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Vancouver BC
    Posts
    26,695

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    Quote Originally Posted by clumsy342 View Post
    I definitely like Beirut. but... everything sounds so similar. I hope the new album offers up some more variation.
    Really? You think so? I think Gulag Orkestar and The Flying Club Cup are completely different sounding albums. The former is heavily influenced by eastern european balkan music, while the latter is more influenced by jazz and lounge music from the south of France. Furthermore, The Flying Club Cup is a very highly produced album, whereas Gulag Orkestar was recorded mostly in Zach's bedroom, resulting in a much more organic and less produced sound. I really think the two albums sound almost nothing alike.
    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    And it's been long established that Chris hates fun.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hatinisbad View Post
    I took my niece this year and it was her first Coachella. It was so fun to see it through her eyes. She thought it felt like a magical scene from Shreck. The one where all the fairy tale creatures meet for the first time in Shreck's swamp.

  21. #21
    Milkshake suprefan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Burbank CA
    Posts
    43,938

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    Quote Originally Posted by ThomThom View Post
    No Chris, getting a full set in a nice theater with a drink in your hand surrounded by other Beirut fans is a little more ideal.
    He likes being surrounded by hipsters and douches moreso it seems.

  22. #22
    Loveable Curmudgeon TallGuyCM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Doc Sportello's hood
    Posts
    20,450

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    You guys sure are good at putting words in my mouth.
    2/03 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Fonda
    2/04 - Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Immanuel Presbyterian
    2/11 - Super Furry Animals - Roxy
    2/26 - Bill Callahan - Masonic Lodge (?)
    3/10 - Wolf Eyes - Echo (?)


    last.fm, if you care

    Twitter, if you dare

  23. #23
    Member beeerplease's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    oahu wahoo
    Posts
    648

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    YESYESYESYES!!!!

    FOUR TET. HOT CHIP. SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO. BOOKA SHADE. LEE SCRATCH PERRY. BEACH HOUSE.

    Richie Hawtin. James Blake. Loco Dice.

  24. #24
    ASS FACE ThomThom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    9,617

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuyCM View Post
    You guys sure are good at putting words in my mouth.
    Among other things...
    Quote Originally Posted by superfan View Post
    And I have a dick for you to eat if youre hungry still.

  25. #25
    Coachella Junkie
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    13,146

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album


  26. #26
    ankle biter guedita's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    EPA
    Posts
    27,723

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    Why aren't you emailing me directly with these gems, Pot?
    2/12/: The Budos Band @ The New Parish
    2/12: Sunset @ Mighty
    2/14: Robag Whrume @ PW
    2/25: The Dead Ships @ Bender's
    2/25: Kamsai Washington @ The Independent
    2/25: Julien Baker @ Bottom of the Hill
    3/3: Lower Dens @ The Independent
    3/12: David Crosby @ The Aladdin Theater
    3/18: Blanck Mass @ The Rickshaw Stop
    3/23: Quilt @ The Independent
    3/27: Joanna Newsom @ The Fox Theater
    4/1: Ben Klock, DVS1 @ PW
    4/13: Underworld @ Fox Theater Pomona
    4/15-17: Coachella

  27. #27
    Milkshake suprefan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Burbank CA
    Posts
    43,938

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album




  28. #28
    Coachella Junkie fikus222's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Oakland
    Posts
    9,266

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    I am definitely in like with these new songs, especially Santa Fe.
    10/29 Hot Chip @ The Fox Theatre
    11/07 Rufus Du Sol @ The Mezzanine (?)
    11/13 Mr Little Jeans @ The Rickshaw Stop
    11/20 Keep Shelly in Athens @ Awaken

  29. #29
    Chest Rockwell Gribbz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    21,351

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    Awesome. Really feeling that 2nd song. Nice find, Supre.
    3/25 - Explosions in the Sky - Paramount Theater
    4/14 - Deerhunter - The Mohawk
    4/29 - 5/1 - Levitation - Carson Creek Ranch
    5/16 - Four Tet + Ben UFO - Vulcan Gas Company

  30. #30
    Coachella Junkie fikus222's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Oakland
    Posts
    9,266

    Default Re: Beirut Announces New Album

    2 more new songs:



    10/29 Hot Chip @ The Fox Theatre
    11/07 Rufus Du Sol @ The Mezzanine (?)
    11/13 Mr Little Jeans @ The Rickshaw Stop
    11/20 Keep Shelly in Athens @ Awaken

Similar Threads

  1. Beirut
    By jjbaldwi in forum Line Up/Artists
    Replies: 109
    Last Post: 01-11-2010, 05:20 PM
  2. Beirut
    By c-sanch in forum Line Up/Artists
    Replies: 57
    Last Post: 11-25-2009, 08:59 PM
  3. War in Beirut!!!
    By Blinken in forum Misc. Lounge
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-08-2008, 04:17 PM
  4. BEIRUT, FINAL FANTASY and THE ALBUM LEAF
    By JUCHO in forum Rumors/Gossip/Wish List
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-20-2008, 12:57 PM
  5. Beirut anyone?
    By Rochec in forum Line Up/Artists
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-22-2007, 10:25 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •