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SIGNED: 4AD Signs Beirut

 

By: Spacelab Research Staff
Beirut has signed to the U.K. label 4AD to release the album Gulag Orkestar. Beirut is the work of Zach Condon, who's not from Lebanon, used to be from Albequerque New Mexico, and now lives in the music city know as Brooklyn.

4AD says "Condon was a straight-A student until he dropped out of high school at the age of 16 to travel Europe in a drunken haze, cavorting and partying with the locals wherever he ended up."

It was there that Zach was first exposed to Boban Markovic Orchestra, which gave him the influence he worked into Gulag Orkestar. Joined by Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost, he recorded the album at Sea Side Studios in Park Slope. 4AD describes the sound as "Neutral Milk Hotel from behind The Iron Curtain." and will release an expanded version of the album in the U.S. October.

 

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Beirut : Tour Dates :
10-04 - Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, Ontario
10-05 - Zaphod Beezlebrox - Ottawa, Ontario
10-06 - L'Arlequin - Quebec
10-07 - Le National - Montreal, Quebec
10-09 - unknown - Cleveland, OH
10-10 - unknown - Newport, OH
10-12 - Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
10-13 - Independant Media Center - Urbana , IL
10-14 - Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN
10-17 - The Crocodile - Seattle, WA
10-18 - Holocene - Portland, OR
10-20 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
10-21 - Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA
10-25 - College of Santa Fe - Santa Fe, NM
10-26 - Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
10-28 - Emo's - Austin, TX
10-31 - Sage - Gateshead, England
11-01 - ABC - Glasgow, Scotland
11-02 - Olympia - Dublin
11-03 - Academy - Liverpool
11-04 - Octagon - Sheffield
11-05 - Camden - Roundhouse London
11-11 - Les Inrocks festival - Paris
11-16 - Brown University - Providence, RI
11-17 - SUNY Oswego - Oswego, NY
11-18 - Bennington College - Bennington, VT
11-21 - Bowery Ballroom - New York City, NY
11-22 - Bowery Ballroom - New York City, NY

 

Beirut : The Gulag Orkestar Track List
01 The Gulag Orkestar
02 Prenzlauerberg
03 Brandenburg
04 Postcards From Italy
05 Mount Wroclai (Idle Days)
06 Rhineland (Heartland)
07 Scenic World
08 Bratislava
09 The Bunker
10 The Canals Of Our City
11 After The Curtain