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Brand new studio album from Beirut on his own label Pompeii Records. Beirut leader Zach Condon’s music is often synonymous with the exotic mysteries of world travel. Since Beirut’s last album, 2007’s The Flying Club Cup, sang a love letter to France (with a 2009 stop-off in Mexico for the March of the Zapotec EP) many have asked where his songs would voyage next.
Lots of guesses, but few predicted the inward journey Condon has achieved on "The Rip Tide", an album with the most introspective and memorable songs of his young career. Recorded in Upstate New York, Brooklyn and, of course, Condon’s hometowns of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, The Rip Tide marks a distinct leaping off point for Beirut. Musically, songs have a harmonic immediacy that contrasts the complexities of Zapotec’s Mexican full orchestra compositions.
These songs started as small melodies, conceived on piano or ukulele, then built upon by the entire band’s contributions in the studio, before undergoing a paring down and retrofitting by Condon. What results is a record that sounds like it could have been recorded in one session, with exciting rhythms matching the upbeat horns and contrasting the mournful strings.
|1||A Candle’s Fire||Add to Playlist||Play|
|2||Santa Fe||Add to Playlist||Play|
|3||East Harlem||Add to Playlist||Play|
|4||Goshen||Add to Playlist||Play|
|5||Payne’s Bay||Add to Playlist||Play|
|6||The Rip Tide||Add to Playlist||Play|
|7||Vagabond||Add to Playlist||Play|
|8||The Peacock||Add to Playlist||Play|
|9||Cuixmala||Add to Playlist||Play|
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