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NME : It's two minutes of pretty pop, plain and simple. Time and again, the most powerful element of Gulag Orkestar , and what ought to be emphasized, is Condon's acrobatic, powerful, emotionally nuanced voice. It could carry any style of music.
Fixate for a second on the stuff he's doing on "Rhineland Heartland ". The lyrics are dopey, but his trills and whirls are mind-blowing. Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing. The Gulag Orkestar. Zach Condon. Postcards from Italy. Mount Wroclai Idle Days. Rhineland Heartland. Scenic World. The band's first performance was in New York, in May , to support its debut album, Gulag Orkestar. Condon named the band after Lebanon's capital , because of the city's history of conflict and as a place where cultures collide.
Condon attended Santa Fe High School , until dropping out when he was Condon attended community college for a short period, before traveling to Europe at the age of 17 with his older brother, Ryan. Ba Da Bing! Beirut's first music video was for " Elephant Gun ", directed by Alma Har'el who also directed the band's second video, "Postcards from Italy". Lon Gisland EP was the full band's first release, in Beirut's second album, The Flying Club Cup , was recorded largely at a makeshift studio in Albuquerque and completed at Arcade Fire 's studio in Quebec.
The music on the album has a French influence due to Condon's interest in French chanson during its recording. On April 3, , Beirut canceled a previously announced summer European tour. In early June , amidst touring the US, Beirut announced that their newest album, The Rip Tide , which had been recorded the previous winter in upstate New York,   was to be released on August The album was recorded, managed, and released under Condon's own Pompeii Records.
The album was recorded following a period of turmoil in Condon's life, facing a divorce and having been admitted into a hospital in Australia for exhaustion following extensive touring. However, Condon recovered fully thanks to a new relationship and his return to New York. Beirut also announced a tour for the album. On October 22, , Condon announced Beirut's next album, Gallipoli , which was released on February 1,Beirut - Gulag Orkestar music Vinyl LP album at CD Universe, The third studio album by the American indie folk band, Beirut, originally released on September.