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In the four years since Zach Condon’s francophilia hit its gorgeous, horn-blaring high with 2007’s The Flying Club Cup, a quick detour through Mexico for the hit-and-miss March of the Zapotec EP has been the only visible marker of our hero’s musical whereabouts.  It wasn’t until the release of their latest single, the wonderful “East Harlem”, that the band’s upcoming third LP, The Rip Tide, was firmly on the map again and if the tracklist is anything to go by, it looks like Condon, whose trip to Europe inspired Gulag Orkestar, has left his travels behind for places like home (simultaneously his hometown “Santa Fe” and his part-time residence, “East Harlem”), “Payne’s Bay”, and the single b-side (the namesake of a town in Indiana (thanks Google)) “Goshen”. NOTE: On further investigation, Goshen is also an area in New York, which may make more sense.

The b-side and album track burns slowly, possibly more so than any Beirut song thus far, and Condon’s croon is accentuated by the usual suspects – the percussive-based group of brass, strings and vocal harmonies that give Beirut their shine – and a delicate piano riff. You can listen to the track for yourself below and pre-order The Rip Tide, set for release August 30th, here.

Beirut – Goshen by ListenBeforeYouBuy





Kiran
07.03.11
one of my favourite bands

scorpionatorizer
07.03.11
fuck new indie

HBFS
07.03.11
Album fucking rules

wabbit
07.03.11
knew Kiran would have posted this.

robin
07.03.11
best band ever

AggravatedYeti
07.03.11
I think I like this song more than anything on The Flying Cup Club...

robin
07.03.11
wish this was the album artwork for the record!

AggravatedYeti
07.03.11
beagle overload.

esp the bug eyed one to the bottom right. amazing.

plane
07.03.11
This is wonderful. Great '90s ballad feel to it.

Kiran
07.03.11
i can only google so much

defjaw83
07.03.11
First time I've heard these guys. Loved it

Kiran
07.03.11
i highly recommend both gulag orkestar and the flying club cup and you may as well get the lon gisland EP too if you're keen. they are all terrific.

joshuatree
07.04.11
i used to live near goshen in indiana which is why i clicked on this i don't really care about beirut

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