In the past couple of years I have listened to countless bands but no other band touches me deep in my soul quite like Beirut. Maybe it is because of their distinct sound or Condon’s one of kind vocals, or even the sure love for music that speaks volumes in every one of their composed tracks. Most likely it is a combination of it all and I can’t get enough. Beirut’s second full length album, The Flying Club Cup is a progression of sound, a delightful dance of French chanson and one of my favorite albums of the year. I see them live this Thursday, October 11th at the Avalon Hollywood.

mp3: Nantes

mp3: A Sunday Smile

The Flying Club Cup 2007 (Ba Da Bing!)

Album available HERE and HERE


13 Responses to “Beirut, The Flying Club Cup”

  1. g on October 9th, 2007 5:52 am

    great recommendation…. thank you

  2. Rachel on October 9th, 2007 8:02 am

    You are quite welcome. Have you heard their debut album the “Gulag Orkestar”?

  3. Pip on October 9th, 2007 8:19 am

    I heart Condon, too.

  4. Rachel on October 9th, 2007 8:52 am

    Ha!! :-P Freaking A.

  5. g on October 9th, 2007 9:47 am

    i have not heard it…. ill have to check it out.

  6. Wayne on October 9th, 2007 5:06 pm

    The Flying Club Cup is truly glorious, maybe even better then Beirut’s debut album. It is so luxurious and elegant. So rich and warm. I wasn’t sure if Zach could do it again, but he has esily.

  7. Rachel on October 9th, 2007 8:18 pm

    Totally well said Wayne. :)

  8. Rich on October 10th, 2007 4:28 am

    Listening for the first time now. Niiiiice….

  9. Rachel on October 10th, 2007 8:04 am

    Don’t you just love it? I love that “Nantes” track, one of my favs from the album, but there are many. Glad you like it!

  10. secret on October 12th, 2007 1:36 pm

    Oh! Thank you! I absolutely love Beirut, and I didn’t know they had a new record out.
    Unfortunately, none of my friends like Beirut. I can’t figure out why, they’re lovely.

  11. Joe Jamison on October 13th, 2007 9:28 am

    I have Gulag Orkestar…it’s great. The variety of songs is refreshing…I’ll have to check the new one out – I’ll pick it up on Tuesday when I go to buy the new Delta Spirit:)

  12. tara on October 13th, 2007 10:16 am

    nantes is the MOST FUN song ever. i love the carnivalish feel to their music. im so glad you got me interested in them rach. i just love that i feel like im at a carnival in france when i listen……..

  13. Rachel on October 15th, 2007 7:59 am

    I am glad you all love Beirut as much as I. It makes me smile. :)

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