Beirut

A fusion album of Balkan wedding dances, indie rock ingenuity, shambolic melodies, and gypsy debauchery doesn’t sound like the makings of a hit record, even in the increasingly eclectic indie rock world, yet even before Gulag Orkestra (2006 Ba Da Bing) was released, the hype surrounding Beirut and, particularly, the band’s teenage frontman Zach Condon, was near fever pitch. In an indie rock landscape more and more dominated by obtuse art rock and an infinite amount of post punk pathos, the peculiar, foreign sounds of Beirut feel like taking deep breath of fresh air. The production aesthetics of Gulag... Read More

Genre:
Rock, Alternative/Indie, World
City Of Origin:
Albuquerque, ,New Mexico United States
Formed Date:
2006
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