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The Flying Club Cup - Vinyl Reissue

    The Flying Club Cup is the second studio album by Balkan folk-influenced band Beirut, originally released on October 9, 2007. 

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    LP includes MP3 Download Code.

    Beirut

    The Rip Tide - Vinyl Reissue

      The third studio album by the American indie folk band, Beirut, originally released on August 30, 2011. Include digital album download coupon. 

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      LP includes MP3 Download Code.

      Beirut

      Gulag Orkestar - Vinyl Reissue

        The first studio album by the American indie folk band, Beirut, originally released on September 25, 2006. Include digital album download coupon. 

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        LP includes MP3 Download Code.

        Gallipoli, Beirut’s fifth album, started life when Zach Condon returned to his old Farfisa organ, the same one he used to write his first two albums, Gulag Orkestar (2006) and The Flying Club Cup (2007). After stints writing and recording in both New York and Berlin, with time for Zach to recover from a broken arm factored in, band plus producer Gabe Wax (Speedy Ortiz, Soccer Mommy, Adrianne Lenker / Big Thief) headed to Puglia in Italy to finish the album.

        With the remote rural setting “the right amount of isolated”, an intense month of 12 to 16-hour days in the studio with day trips around the coastline followed. Inspired by the surroundings, Gallipoli is unintentionally more visceral than Beirut’s more recent albums, alive with an energy that is further enhanced by every creak and groan of their instruments, every detuned note, and all amp buzz and technical malfunction being left in the cracks of the songs.

        STAFF COMMENTS

        Barry says: There's always been something mesmerising about Beirut, their exotic choice of rhythms and instrumentation coalescing with their minimal songwriting style and almost ethereal vocal projection. You'll be delighted to know that this one is every bit the excellent follow-up to 2015's 'No No No', and (thankfully) a little longer. Superb stuff.

        Following 2006's astonishing debut "Gulag Orkestar", Zach Condon AKA Beirut returns with "Flying Club Cup". In between the two albums, he has been living in Paris immersing himself in France's culture, fashion, history and music, in much the same way as he absorbed Balkan culture for his debut album. Condon's musical gaze has now looked to the likes of Jacques Brel and Francois Hardy for inspiration, and "Flying Club Cup" is another sweeping and triumphant European folk album that combines these new ideas with elements of his previous work too. Where as "Gulag Orkestar" was mainly a solo effort, for this album Condon has acted as a band leader putting together a core group of eight musicians and together they've managed to recreate his cultural borderless vision with this expansive and enthralling album.

        Orchestrated folk-pop for fans of Sufjan Stevens, Calexico, Arcade Fire, the Magnetic Fields, Klezmer, Neutral Milk Hotel, and the Boban Markovic Orchestra. There are no guitars on this album; instead, horns, violins, cellos, ukeleles, mandolins, glockenspiel, drums, tambourines, congas, organs, pianos, clarinets and accordions all build and break around Zach Condon's deep voiced crooner vocals, swaying to the Eastern European beats like a drunken 12 piece carnival band. Guests include Jeremy Barnes (Neutral Milk Hotel) and Heather Trost (A Hawk And A Hacksaw). "Gulag Orkestar" is a glorious sweep of music, striking in its emotional content and stunning in its scope.

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        Darryl says: Zach Condon's epic debut album, sounding like the best drunken Eastern European party ever. Perfect for swaying along to after one too many Summer ales!!!

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        2xCD Info: UK version on 4AD now with a bonus disc, "The Lon Gisland" EP.


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