Beirut - The Rip Tide

Monday, 22 August 2011, 23:55 | Category : Reviews
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Until now, you’d have been excused for thinking that there were two Beiruts – one the creator of lush, brass-fuelled Balkan or Mexican sway-alongs (see the first two and a half albums) and the other the purveyor of obtuse bedroom electronics (Realpeople Holland and the Rough Trade digital EP). But somehow, on Zac Condon’s fourth [...]

At last, a new Beirut album

Friday, 10 June 2011, 8:10 | Category : Good new stuff, Songs
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The past week has brought plenty of good news about new albums. For me, receiving press releases for St Vincent, She Keeps Bees and new faves King Post Kitsch has been pretty exciting, but then these were all eclipsed on Tuesday with the news of the new Beirut album Rip Tide, due out on 29 [...]