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By | Published on Monday 15 August 2011

Beirut

Santa Fe-born songwriter Zach Condon and his roving troupe of folk musicians, collectively known as Beirut, are streaming their new album ‘The Rip Tide’, ahead of its formal release on 29 Aug via Condon’s own label Pompeii Records.

A warm, worldly cacophony of brass tones, ukulele strums and sedate piano backdrops, speckled with charm, eccentricity and surging strings sections galore, Condon’s knack for reconciling rustic folk elements with his modern musical artistry renders the album at once a nostalgic and contemporary listening experience. Call it folk-nouveau, if you like. As for us, we just call it “really good”.

Click here to let Beirut’s ‘The Rip Tide’ wash over you ever so gently.



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