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Beirut, The Rip Tide

Beirut has released two new singles for their new album, The Rip Tide, due out in August. The album was recorded this past winter in upstate New York when the east coast of the US was getting pummeled with snow. You wouldn’t know that from listening to the album though, as it’s quite upbeat and sunny.

“I write sad songs when it’s nice outside. I write warm happy songs when I’m up to my neck in snow for three months,” says Zach Condon.

Their debut LP, Gulag Orkestar, has always been one of my all time favorite albums. It’s just so timeless and complete as an album that I always come back to it. I feel like The Rip Tide is going to be another one of those albums.

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Beirut – East Harlem

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Beirut – Goshen