22 December 2011 - Short Message

Best of #Music for #Fashion People in 2011 (about): album 'The Rip Tide' by Beirut

On 9 June 2011, Fashionoffice posted a short message about the release of the first single 'East Harlem' by Beirut from the album 'The Rip Tide' (released in August 2011). 'East Harlem' is a story about Manhattan and the distances between the NY districts and how far it can seem to get from one end to the other.

Zach Condon introduced with his band 'Beirut' European folk traditions accompanied by a trumpet from Paris, glockenspiel and ukelele and mixed them with Brooklyn/New York style for the first time on the album 'Gulag Okestar' in 2006 which became soon very successful. In 2011, Beirut hits again the rankings of music listings. On the band's website beirutband.com, this year's rankings are published such as the inclusion into UK's daily newspaper The Guardian's Best Albums of 2011, where the album appears in a ranking together with Cat's Eyes, the album 'Computers and Blues' by The Streets, or 'Mirrorwriting' by Jamie Woon.

The US media organization NPR (provides information services, music programming for more than 900 independent stations) publishes the statement of Bruce Warren with the song 'Santa Fe' (video below) from the album 'The Rip Tide': "Condon creates a sense of place where "The Peacock" and "Payne's Bay" capture the dramatic, picturesque visions of a culturally out-there musical bohemian." npr.org

Video: 'Santa Fe' by Beirut; made by Sunset TV.


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