NPR Music Presents First Listen Live With


Thursday · September 10, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

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NPR Music presents First Listen Live with Beirut performing music from NoNoNo live at The Bell House.

Beirut main man Zach Condon recorded his debut album, ‘Gulag Orkestar,’ at the age of 18 after dropping out of college in Santa Fé, New Mexico and running away to live in Paris, France.

Creating a unique international pop sound which spread like wildfire on the independent scene, he proved hugely influential among the musical community, finding fans as varied as Florence Welsh, Adele, Debbie Harry (Blondie), Ellie Goulding, David Byrne (Talking Heads), Vance Joy and George Ezra.

Two more critically acclaimed albums followed - The Flying Club Cup and The Rip Tide - which cemented Beirut’s reputation as a musical trailblazer, selling a million records along the way.

Whilst still a teenager, Zach led his Beirut band around the world, selling out multiple nights at legendary venues such as The Hammersmith Apollo and The Sydney Opera House and becoming a must-see band on the festival circuit with memorable performances at Glastonbury, Primavera and Coachella.

Now in his 20’s, Zach has come home to the 4AD label where he launched his career to release a fourth Beirut album titled No No No (released September 11th). Recorded over a two week period in New York amidst one of city’s the coldest and snowiest winters, it’s Condon’s most vibrant and spirited record to date. Unlike previous outings, the band set-up is significantly pared down with guitar, piano, bass and drums forming the bulk of arrangements.

All songs recorded at Strange Weather, except ‘No No No’ engineered by Griffin Rodriguez at Shape Shoppe West and Laurence Eaves at Dumbo Studio One and ‘At Once’ engineered by Griffin Rodriguez at Shape Shoppe West. Mixed at Strange Weather by Gabe Wax and Zach Condon.

Beirut are:
Zach Condon (vocals)
Paul Collins (bass)
Nick Petree (drums)
Ben Lanz (trombone)
Kyle Resnick (trumpet)
Aaron Arntz (piano)
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215