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Beirut announces new album, The Rip Tide

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    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.”

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    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”

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    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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