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Beirut announces new album, shares title track “No No No” — listen

on June 01, 2015, 12:05pm

Photo b​y Shawn Brackbill

Indie folk favorites Beirut have announced a brand new album called No No No. The follow-up to 2011’s superb The Rip Tide, the band’s fourth LP overall is due out September 11th via 4AD.

Frontman Zach Condon came to the new music after a troubling two years. Fighting severe exhaustion, dealing with a messy divorce, and worn out from three years touring the world, Condon was admitted to an Australian hospital in late 2013. He canceled the band’s tour, and retreated to his Williamsburg home. “For the first time in my life, I was facing extreme self doubt,” Condon said in a press release. “I had hit rock bottom.”

Thankfully, the love of a good woman and a summer escape to Turkey rejuvenated him. When he returned to Brooklyn to begin writing new music, however, he hit a wall. He would produce entire albums worth of songs, only to trash them because the melodies weren’t right. He took a new approach and started from scratch in the fall of 2014 with his bandmates, bassist Paul Collins and drummer Nick Petree. Together, they wrote the songs that would become the new LP, and over two of the coldest, snowiest weeks in New York City history, they recorded No No No.

According to press for the album, the new songs are more stripped down than previous works, with Condon abandoning “the more obscure instruments for which he was initially known.” Still, there’s a “caffeinated exuberance” throughout the nine-track effort, as demonstrated on the lead single and title track. Check it out below, followed by the album art and tracklist.

No No No Artwork:

beirut no no no

No No No Tracklist:
01. Gibraltar
02. No No No
03. At Once
04. August Holland
05. As Needed
06. Perth
07. Pacheco
08. Fener
09. So Allowed

Beirut will head back on the road in support of No No No beginning with a handful of festival spots this June, and a full schedule come September. Check the itinerary ahead.

Beirut 2015 Tour Dates:
06/19 – Woodstock, NY @ Bearsville Theatre
06/26 – Montreal, QC @ Festival International de Jezz de Montreal
06/28 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Jazz Festival
07/16 – Pemberton, BC @ Pemberton Music Festival
08/22 – Portland, OR @ Musicfest NW
09/14 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
09/17– Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
09/20 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
09/22– Paris, FR @ Zenith
09/24 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
10/01 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
10/04 – Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe National Historic Landmark
10/06 – San Diego, CA @ Open Air Theatre
10/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
10/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
10/10 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/13 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
11/03 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
11/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
11/07 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
11/10 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
11/13 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11/14 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall