Tag Archives: Beirut

Out This Week 8/2

Our guests yesterday, Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter, have returned after four years with their fourth album, and no doubt it was well worth the wait. I’ll admit that as much as I loved Jesse’s smoky voice and guitarist Phil Wandscher’s haunting western twang, I doubted there was much room for the band toRead more…

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Tuesday News Catchup

Now that everyone’s good and recovered from last weekend’s phenomenal Capitol Hill Block Party, it’s time to catch up on what we missed while we were out forgetting about our day jobs: Canadian singer-songwriter Feist has finally announced the follow-up to her breakout 2007 LP The Reminder. The new one’s called Metals, and will bringRead more…

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Song of the Day: Beirut – East Harlem

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more…

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Monday News Roundup

Today, Apple becomes the third technological superpower to announce their cloud-based music service, fittingly titled iCloud. The new service will let iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners stream music from their personal iTunes libaries on their various devices. iCloud is free, but for $24.99 users can purchase iMatch, a utility that scans your music libraryRead more…

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Beirut Plays New Songs In Virginia

Beirut‘s Zach Condon has been stirring up headlines of late, surprising fans with a new tour and the imminent release of an as-yet untitled new album, due out “sometime in summer.” Fan video footage has already surfaced from the band’s first stop on the tour, a set in Norfolk, Virginia where Condon & Co. debutedRead more…

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Song of the Day: Jonquil – Fighting Smiles

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more…

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Song of the Day: Beirut – The Akara

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, is “The Akara” by Beirut from their 2009 album MarchRead more…

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Album Reviews: Beirut & Sleepy Eyes of Death

Beirut/Realpeople – March of the Zapotec/Holland Beirut’s Zach Condon never ceases to outdo himself. His new EP (out February 17th on his own label, Pompeii Records) demonstrates his versatility and talent as a musician. The EP is split into two parts: March of the Zapotec, which is credited to Beirut, and Holland, which is creditedRead more…

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