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      Balkan Folk / International
      While there is a recent trend of bands from Eastern Europe bringing a Western sound to their regional style of music, Zach Condon and Beirut are reverse engineering the process. The Santa Fe, New Mexico band is borrowing elements from Balkan folk music and other international genres and combinin... read more
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      While there is a recent trend of bands from Eastern Europe bringing a Western sound to their regional style of music, Zach Condon and Beirut are reverse engineering the process. The Santa Fe, New Mexico band is borrowing elements from Balkan folk music and other international genres and combining them with American pop and electronic styles. The bold experimentation has provided acclaimed tour dates and even more popular albums, including the highly anticipated The Rip Tide, set to release on August 30. Beirut is currently in the midst of 2011 tour dates all around the world, playing some of the hottest venues of their career.

      Zach Condon was first exposed to Balkan folk music when he visited Europe at the age of 17. Upon returning to the US and enrolling at the University of New Mexico, he began employing that style on homemade recordings that would make up his debut album, Gulag Orkestar. The album received a fair amount of acclaim, especially in the UK Rough Trade record stores. Tour dates with a backing band followed, which included the use of uncommon instruments like the flugelhorn, glockenspiel, and euphonium. Beirut's 2007 album, The Flying Club Cup, featured more of a French influence and continued to receive favorable reviews from critics. Beirut's next release was a double EP called March of the Zapotec/Holland EP, the latter album being a release by Condon's electronic side-project, Realpeople, that was formed before Beirut.

      With the critical and commercial acclaim of The Flying Club Cup and March of the Zapotec, fans of Beirut are ecstatic over the release of The Rip Tide in late August. Fans who can't wait for more Beirut can catch them on their tour dates in 2011 which, as of early July, are currently in Western Europe. Beirut's concert schedule brings them back to North America on July 29, which will include festival tour dates in the US and Canada. The band will return to the UK and Europe on September 2 before returning to the US a few weeks later, where Beirut will end their 2011 tour dates on November 13. Catch these up-and-coming worldly musicians on their tour dates in 2011, and on their new album, before its too late!

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