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Beirut announces new album, The Rip Tide

on June 07, 2011, 6:32pm

beirut 2011 Beirut announces new album, The Rip Tide

Beirut will return with their third LP, and first in four years, on August 30th via frontman Zach Codon’s personal imprint, Pompeii Records. Titled The Rip Tide, the record features nine tracks; below, you can find a stream for two album tracks, “East Harlem” and “Goshen”, which were released yesterday as a limited-edition single. Also for media consumption are videos of Beirut performing three other cuts, “Santa Fe”, “Vagabond”, and “Port of Call”.

Alongside frequent collaborator Griffin Rodriguez and the band’s “core” crew of touring musicians, Condon recorded The Rip Tide this past winter in upstate New York. However, despite the cold temperatures, Condon told HitFix that the end result is “sunny.” He added, “I write sad songs when it’s nice outside. I write warm and happy songs when I’m up to my neck in snow for three months.”

In support of the release, Beirut will spend much of the summer touring North America and Europe. You can find their entire touring schedule below the aforementioned media and the album’s tracklist.

“East Harlem”

“Goshen”

“Santa Fe”

“Port of Call”

“Vagabond”

The Rip Tide Tracklist:
01. A Candle’s Fire
02. Santa Fe
03. East Harlem
04. Goshen
05. Payne’s Bay
06. The Rip Tide
07. Vagabond
08. The Peacock
09. Port of Call

Beirut 2011 Tour Dates:
06/08 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live ^
06/10 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic ^
06/12 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/14 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat ^
06/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Northside Festival (McCarren Park)
06/30 – London, UK @ Hyde Park &
07/03 – St. Gallen, CH @ Montreuz Jazz Fest
07/05 – Ferrara, IT @ Castello Piazza #
07/07 – Novisad, HR @ EXIT Festival
07/09 – Trencin, SL @ Pohoda Festival
07/12 – Arles, FR @ Festival Les Suds
07/14 – Meco, PT @ Super Bock Super Rock Festival
07/16 – Benicassim, ES @ Benicassim Festival
07/18 – Lyon, DR @ Festival Nuits De Fourviere
07/20 – Nyon, CH @ Paleo Festival
07/29 – Portland, ME @ State Theater
07/31 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music Festival
08/02 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix $
08/04 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix $
08/05-07 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
08/12 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
08/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival
09/02 – Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
09/04 – Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic
09/06 – Manchester, UK @ Academy
09/08 – Amsterdam, NL @ Pardiso
09/12 – Paris, FR @ Olympia
09/14 – Brussels, BE @ AB
09/16 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy

^ = w/ Twin Sister
& = w/ Arcade Fire
# = w/ The National
$ = w/ Owen Pallet

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