Beirut release their new single ‘East Harlem’ b/w ‘Goshen’ on 6th June 2011. Released via Zach Condon’s own label, Pompeii Records (via Forte Distribution), the single is available on limited edition blue or white 7” vinyl and digitally on 7th June.
‘East Harlem’ and ‘Goshen’ are the first new songs from Beirut since 2009’s ‘March of the Zapotec EP’ revealing an expanded approach from a band that has always been nomadic. ‘East Harlem’ is an immediate pop song, with an upbeat uke, piano and trumpet melody tailor made for seven-inch satisfaction. ‘Goshen’ balances out the mirth with heartfelt piano and intimate vocals - perhaps band leader Zach Condon’s greatest singing performance ever. Together, the songs portend of good things to come.
Beirut will be on tour for an extended run of shows for what promises to be a very exciting year for the band.
6th June / Dallas, US, South Side Music Hall (w/ Twin Sister)
8th June / Austin, US, ACL Live (w/ Twin Sister)
10th June / New Orleans, US, Republic (w/ Twin Sister)
14th June / Washington, US, Black Cat (w. Twin Sister)
14th June / New York, US, Northside Festival
30th June / London, UK, Hype Park (w/ Arcade Fire)
3rd July / St. Gallen, Switzerland, Montreuz Jazz Fest
5th July / Ferrara, Italy, Castello Piazza (w/ The National)
7th July / Novisad, Serbia, EXIT Festival
9th July / Trencin, Slovakia, Pohoda Festival
12th July / Arles, France, Festival Les Suds
14th July / Meco, Portugal, Super Bock Super Rock Festival
16th July / Benicassim, Spain, Benicassim Festival
18th July / Lyon, France, Festival Nuits De Fourviere
20th July / Nyon, Switzerland, Paleo Festival
29th July / Portland, US, State Theatre
02/09 / Dorset, UK, End of the Road Festival
04/09 / Stradballyr, Ireland, Electric Picnic
06/09 / Manchester, UK, Academy
08/09 / Amsterdam, Holland, Paradiso
12/09 / Paris, France, Olympia
14/09 / Brussels, Belgium, AB
16/09 / London, UK, Brixton Academy
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