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Old 02-20-2008, 10:53 PM   #16
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These 2 Jools Holland performance vids are almost becoming what that one Sigur Ros concert was for Joyful a few years back. Almost.

Speaking of which, Joyful, how are you liking? Have you picked up the Frenchy album yet?
So nice to have my special times remembered by others, and especially since it has nothing to do with my talking about them ad nauseum.

I have indeed picked up both records and played them nonstop for awhile. I even tried to get my officemate to like them but she made fun of them and called it "oom pah pah music." But that didn't stop me from telling everyone else I know about them.

Like you, I think maybe I took to the first record a little bit more at first but I like them both a lot, and I love the videos.
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Cheers to buying Flying Club Cup. Jeers to people not liking Beirut.

Yeah, it seems like most people have had that reaction with the albums. It's odd though, I seem to find myself not wanting to listen to Gulag much lately. Now you just need the Lon Gisland EP. Trust me, it's worth it!
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Scroll down to the second-to-last video. It's the one where Zach is drunjk [/i]
Zach is always drunk
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Zach is always drunk
Confirmed.
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:56 PM   #20
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Zach is always drunk
Drunk?!
Whatever do you mean?!
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Old 02-21-2008, 05:06 PM   #21
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As in Zach has a drinking problem?
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If I could perform surprisingly listenable impromptu covers while while drunk, I have a feeling I would have this same "problem" as well.

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I love their stuff on Gulag Orkestar, but when I saw them live I was disappointed. Broke my heart. I was so excited to hear them live, too.
Same here. Saw them in Dublin last summer and they were really under-rehearsed. Zach Condon did the worst version of Hallelujah solo on a mandolin at the end and it was so awful it was nearly painful to watch - he forgot the words about four or five times. Dreadful.

Gulag Orkestar is the album to start with - it's sold with the Lon Gisland EP over here. I don't care too much for Flying Club Cup myself.
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:48 PM   #24
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Well, that's unfortunate.
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Sounds like there may be some sort of changes to Beirut in the future, as Zach posted this on their website today.

A Letter from Zach

It's with great regret that I have to tell all of you that Beirut is canceling their summer European shows. My reasons for doing this are many, a lot of them personal, but I still feel I need to provide something of an explanation.

The past two years have been a mindblowing experience. From the first indications that people were putting songs from Gulag [Orkestar] up on their blogs to our incredible tour of Australia and New Zealand that we just completed, everything that has happened has been beyond anything I'd ever hoped could happen with the music I wrote and recorded in my bedroom. Once things started happening, I decided I wanted to do everything as big as possible. So, I set about putting together a large band, and giving that band a huge sound, and making the most spectacular records we possibly could.

I know this can sound like an artist shithead kind of comment, but going through all that really does have its low points along with the highs. The responsibilities of gathering people around your vision, working with great people like those who work directly for the band and those at the label, wanting to insure that every show is as good as humanly possible so that every single person in the audience sees that we put in a real effort, all of that leads to a lot of issues in terms of doing right by people who have done you right.

It's come time to change some things, reinvent some others, and come back at some point with a fresh perspective and batch of songs.

Please accept my apologies. I promise we'll be back, in some form.

-Zach



"An artist shithead kind of comment"

I'm just glad to hear him mention "a fresh batch of songs", even if it's just an idea at this point.

Joyful, have you purchased the Lon Gisland EP yet? One of my friends finally found and bought it today and was gushing about it, so I'm listening to it again right now. It really is extremely solid for an EP. Definitely worth the money, but the proof is in the puddin':
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lol, again?


Elephant Gun is the shit :Pray: :Pray:
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Joyful, have you purchased the Lon Gisland EP yet? One of my friends finally found and bought it today and was gushing about it, so I'm listening to it again right now. It really is extremely solid for an EP. Definitely worth the money, but the proof is in the puddin':
Elephant Gun
I haven't found it anywhere here and haven't ordered it but I do have Elephant Gun (must have been a free download on pitchfork or somewhere) and it's great! I'm listening to it now trying to decide if it will be the closing song one of the mixes I'm making for a friend who's driving to Alaska and is in desperate need of road music.
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They're finally going to be playing their hometown, my town, in June.
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They're finally going to be playing their hometown, my town, in June.


New Mexico > Europe
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New Mexico > Europe
June 2, come on down. It's a great small venue on a patio. Same place I saw DeVotchka.
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