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Concerts

Beirut's Zach Condon at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

December 14, 2011 Listen to the band's performance at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.

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Studio Sessions

Beirut's third album, The Rip Tide, is out now.

November 7, 2011 Zach Condon's group showcases its sweet melancholy on the heels of Beirut's new album The Rip Tide.

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Beirut.

October 4, 2011 The world-traveling band ditches the passport in favor of looking homeward for musical influences.

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January 3, 2008 Hear the band, which blends Western and Eastern European styles, in an in-studio performance.

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March 16, 2007 Beirut's sweeping music seems vaguely old-fashioned and Eastern European.

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Interviews & Profiles

Beirut's latest album is The Rip Tide. Zach Condon, the band's leader, says the title was inspired by a brush with a life-threatening ocean wave.

September 10, 2011 Though wanderlust is the backbone of his band's music, Zach Condon says constant travel has a price.

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Jon Natchez, in a KEXP studio with his band Yellow Ostrich, in March.

June 16, 2011 Jon Natchez discusses playing behind Beirut, The Antlers, Okkervil River and dozens of other bands.

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January 26, 2009 From All Songs Considered: David Byrne, AC Newman, Beirut, Rokia Traore, and more.

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December 20, 2007 Tens of thousands of listeners voted for the year's best CDs, with Radiohead coming out on top.

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December 17, 2007 Beirut's "Nantes" traffics in a new genre that could be called poignant ballroom cabaret pop.

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October 18, 2007 A rare re-issue from David Byrne; Balkan Brass via the New York band Beirut; Wood spoons, laptop...

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August 9, 2007 We don't always get it right when it comes to reviewing the best CDs out there. On this edition ...

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May 4, 2006 At 19, Beirut's Zach Condon makes worldly music that delves into the past.

News

Jon Natchez, in a KEXP studio with his band Yellow Ostrich, in March.

June 16, 2011 Jon Natchez discusses playing behind Beirut, The Antlers, Okkervil River and dozens of other bands.

Reviews

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January 26, 2009 From All Songs Considered: David Byrne, AC Newman, Beirut, Rokia Traore, and more.

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December 17, 2007 Beirut's "Nantes" traffics in a new genre that could be called poignant ballroom cabaret pop.

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October 18, 2007 Zach Condon's sophomore set draws on Balkan, French influences.

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October 16, 2007 New releases from Aretha Franklin, Beirut and Kenna.

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May 4, 2006 At 19, Beirut's Zach Condon makes worldly music that delves into the past.

More Stories

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February 19, 2013 Known for his live looping, Kishi Bashi hires a string quartet to cover one of his favorite songs.

Mexican American artist Lila Downs

February 29, 2012 The Mexican American singer shares music that changed her life, from Miles Davis to Orishas.

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"Abducted," by Cults, tops the list of Bob Boilen's favorite songs of 2011.

December 28, 2011 Listen to Bob Boilen's favorite songs of the year, from Cults to Caveman and Milagres to M83.

Sufjan Stevens performing at the bandshell at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park on August 3, 2011.

December 27, 2011 Bob Boilen salutes his 15 favorite live concerts. What were your most memorable shows this year?

Justin Vernon, a.k.a. Bon Iver.

December 14, 2011 Though spring releases mostly held their ground, a few dark horses swooped into top slots.

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Cover art for Adele, '21.'

December 5, 2011 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Adele and more artists from A to B.

Beirut performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on Mon., June 13, 2011.

September 21, 2011 Beirut performs worldly, inspired songs from its new album The Rip Tide at the NPR Music offices.

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Beirut's new album, The Rip Tide, comes out August 30.

August 7, 2011 Zach Condon's baroque instrumentation has a new focus and restraint on Beirut's latest.

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December 5, 2006 John Richards, morning DJ for KEXP in Seattle, shares his picks for the year's best CDs.

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