Sunday, November 11, 2007

Postcards from Beirut


Oh how I love Beirut, the band that is. I've been in love with them for a year or two now (you have probably seen their music on some of my top 10 song lists). Listening to their music is like an instant trip to Europe, a step back in time and party with gypsies all at once. Their music is explosive, that's the only word I can really think to describe it lol. They have 2 full length Cd's :Gulag Orkestar and The Flying Club Cup, as well as numerous singles and EP's. My recommendation: buy it all! haha but if you cant, I do recommend purchasing the songs below I have on my music player.

I love their CD covers too!

***Below is a music video for Elephant Gun. I think they totally capture the spirit of Beirut in this one. The dancers are my favorite, to some they may seem overtly sexual, but in the dance world, this is so organic and beautiful. ENJOY :)

10 comments:

jayne said...

omg i adore beirut! it the best band story ever- drop out of school head off to europe, get inspired by gypsies! and it totally makes me feel like i'm a member of johnny depp's crew in chocolat haha. totally unique. i love elephant gun! :), im asking for the new cd for christmakah

Rachel-n-Ryan said...

Seriously, how do you know of all these bands? I LOVED this song!

In Yr Fshn said...

Also love Beirut! Nantes is my favorite song, followed closely bu Elephant Gun. I listen to them a lot. Like Jayne, I love the whole story.

The Clothes Horse said...

Europe and gypsies, sounds like my kind of music.

Cris Lazoru said...

Beirut is sooo good.

C.

Katie said...

I love their sound. How do you know all these bands? You amaze me.

Vintage Bunny said...

I love those covers,arent they great

alexgirl said...

Yay! I've been talking about them nonstop lately. Glad you dedicated a whole post to the genius. I play the newest album nonstop.

Bojana said...

I've heard so much about them, but never actually heard them!!

Have to check it out

ambika said...

Gah, I keep meaning to pick this up and inevitably forget!