August 11, 2011

you never found it home

I set off this morning for a highly-anticipated celebration of my birthday at the Doe Bay Music Festival, camping with a group of twenty of my friends from all over the world and all different parts of my life. Yep, that’s this weekend. It is a miracle I slept last night.

In the meantime, I can’t stop listening to this new song from Beirut, a band I have never heretofore adopted with personal love. But this song immediately changed all that. Their new album The Rip Tide is due August 30 on Pompeii Records; this song is sad and sweet and bohemian, with that shimmering brass cadence breaking through the grey piano.

Goshen – Beirut

It was first a b-side to the “East Harlem” 7″, which furthers my theory that the best songs are b-sides. Stream the full album on NPR for a little while here, or pre-order it at the Pompeii Records site.

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  • So en route.

    Dainon — August 11, 2011 @ 1:27 pm

  • Eurotrip?! Tell Good Charlotte I’m on my way!

    geoffrey — August 11, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

  • beirut is AMAHYZINGGGGGG

    V — August 11, 2011 @ 9:17 pm

  • Happy birthday :)

    I like Goshen, it’s a good song. The singer (Zach Condon?) sings it very well. I can’t really make any sense of the lyrics, but the music is good enough anyways:)

    Markus — August 12, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

  • FYI – the album was released early. it’s available digitally . and it’s wonderful.

    rick — August 15, 2011 @ 10:47 pm

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