RIYL: Andrew Bird, Devandra Banhart, The Tallest Man On Earth
Beirut is back with a full length album reminiscent of the early days of the band. Fun Fact: Condon wrote the title track in the Italian town of Gallipoli! That being said, fan are excited to hear something new after a 3 year hiatus from a studio album. Grab this one in 2 limited forms. Links are below (or¬†Insta-buy¬†has the clear webstore version).
Gallipoli, Beirut‚Äôs fifth album, started life when Zach Condon returned to his old Farfisa organ, the same one he used to write¬†his first two albums,Gulag Orkestar¬†(2006) and¬†The Flying Club Cup¬†(2007). After stints writing and recording in both New York and Berlin, with time for Zach to recover from a broken arm factored in, band plus producer Gabe Wax (Speedy Ortiz,¬†Soccer Mommy, Adrianne Lenker / Big Thief) headed to Puglia in Italy to finish the album.
With the remote rural setting¬†‚Äúthe right amount of isolated‚ÄĚ, an¬†intense month of 12 to 16-hour days in the studio with day trips around the coastline followed. Inspired by the surroundings,¬†Gallipoli¬†is unintentionally more visceral than Beirut‚Äôs more recent albums, alive with an energy that is further enhanced by every creak and groan of their instruments, every detuned note, and all amp buzz and technical malfunction being left in the cracks of the songs.
Format: 12" Vinyl - Artist Exclusive Variant
Release Date: February 01, 2019
Pressed on Artist Exclusive, "Transparent Clear" 12" Vinyl, standard weight, gatefold jacket. Limited to 1000 units worldwide. Vinyl package includes code for MP3 download of album.
Available on limited turquoise vinyl through 4AD
Ships on or around release date, February 01, 2019.
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