Where the hell have I been? Asleep at the wheel obviously because what did I see when I logged in to emusic? The new single from Beirut, Pompeii! It is available at emusic and it is nothing like Gulag Orkestar or the Lon Gisland EP; both tracks incorporate a little electronic sound; proving that Zach Condon is only just beginning his journey down the road of musical greatness. So I must lift my glass and toast Beirut as they continue to reinvent their sound and define their very own genre of music.
I give you one track for your sampling pleasure, it will only be available to download for a limited time.

mp3: Fountains and Tramways (mp3 expired) Beirut

Pompeii 2007


3 Responses to “Oh Sweet Sweet Beirut”

  1. coxon le woof on March 5th, 2007 10:15 am

    Certainly is different.

    And pretty darn good on first listen.

    May need a few more spins. But then so did the debut. Nice to have you back. Sorry I’ve not been commenting as much but life has been hectic.

    Glad you picked Punch Drunk Love as a top movie. Ace film. As is everything else PT Anderson does. magnolia is one of my favourire films eveeeeerrrrr!!!

  2. coxon le woof on March 5th, 2007 11:51 am

    A few more spins later and I have to say this song is ace. I may even go so far as to say it’s my favourite Beirut song yet!

    Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  3. Rachel on March 5th, 2007 7:56 pm

    Coxon, thanks I am so very pleased you are loving the new Beirut sound, it has been on repeat over here.
    And do not fret my dear life is hectic and I totally understand the commenting thing, I hope you know I am always checking in as well at To Die By Your Side

    “Ace Film” Indeed, couldn’t of said it better myself. And Magnolia was the first PTA film I saw and I have been a die hard fan ever since. Cheers!

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