Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Beirut: Lon Gisland EP

Beirut's Zach Condon seems to be taking a page out of the Arctic Monkeys' playbook by striking while the iron is still hot. Arctic Monkeys released Who the Fuck are the Arctic Monkeys not 3 months after the release of their debut. The results were mixed to say the least (ok, it sucked). Beirut has at least chosen a different calendar year to release his new EP (with a band behind him this time), Lon Gisland, in stores although as GvB (not that GvB) noted yesterday, it's available now on eMusic, just 7 months after the release of Gulag Orkestar. "Elephant Gun" (download available at GvB) is sure to satiate his ardent fans but how they reacte to the remainder of the album remains to be scene. In addition to the new song above, the EP consists of two instrumental tracks, a new version of "Scenic World" which by the way, is far better than the album version, and another new tune: "Carousels." Listen below.

MP3: Beirut - "Carousels"
Pre-Order at Amazon, January 30, 2007 release

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