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.