September 23, 2011
Beirut-NPR Tiny Desk Concert
I could not be more excited to share this with you all. I've long been a fan of these sessions at NPR's offices, and even longer a fan of the truly brilliant Zach Condon and his group Beirut. This intimate view of a usually huge, orchestral band is quite refreshing. The first two songs are off their latest album The Rip Tide, the title track and "Santa Fe," respectively. The third is a traditional Serbian tune that goes a long way in explaining the influences for Condon's decidedly unique sound. Listen to this, and then go back and listen to their entire catalogue. I promise you won't regret it.
P.S. Here's my absolute favorite ever.
Avett Brothers-Tiny Desk Concert