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Beirut On World Cafe

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'I Was That Kid': Beirut's Zach Condon On Self-Discovery

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Clockwise left to right, Adult Mom, Zach Condon of Beirut, Chelsea Wolfe, Jessie Jones. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Six Songs For The Energy-Deficient

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Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums Of 2011

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Beirut On World Cafe

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Beirut: Tiny Desk Concert

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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. Kristianna Smith hide caption

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Beirut: A Jet-Setter Settles Down

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