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The Rip Tide is the third record from trumpeter Zach Condon's band Beirut, known for their Balkan, and indie-folk stylings. The album was recorded in Upstate New York during a cold winter, yet it still manages to retain the sunny, uplifting sound that is synonymous with the outfit. Single “East Harlem” features lush melodies that resonate with Condon’s guised lyrics as well as an array of ukuleles, horns and keys., Rovi


Formed: 2006 in Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

One of 2006's most unexpected indie success stories, Beirut combines a wide variety of styles, from pre-rock/pop music and Eastern European Gypsy styles to the alternately plaintive and whimsical indie folk of the Decemberists to the lo-fi, homemade psychedelic experimentation of Neutral Milk Hotel. At the heart of this sonic hybrid was a teenager from Albuquerque, New Mexico, a fact that made Beirut's debut album, Gulag Orkestar, all the more surprising. Something of a musical prodigy, multi-instrumentalist...
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