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Beirut In Concert

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

Beirut's latest album, The Rip Tide, was recorded in New York during the winter of 2010 and takes a surprise turn away from the group's early, Čoček-influenced sound and toward more mainstream indie rock. But the band hasn't reinvented itself entirely: Anyone drawn to the trumpet and ukulele on Beirut's first album, Gulag Orkestar, will find those familiar sounds on The Rip Tide, but set amidst wurlitzer, pump organ and percussion that can sound almost electronic at times.

Set List
  • Scenic World
  • The Shrew
  • Elephant Gun
  • Vagabond
  • Postcards From Italy
  • The Concubine
  • A Sunday Smile
  • Santa Fe
  • Forks And Knives
  • East Harlem
  • Nantes
  • Goshen
  • Cherbourg
  • After The Curtain
  • Mount Wroclai (Idle Days)
  • The Penalty
  • My Night With The Prostitute From Marseille
  • The Gulag Orkestar
  • Siki Siki Baba

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