“East Harlem” is the newest single from Beirut, the brainchild of Sante Fe native Zach Condon, off the upcoming album Rip Tide. Beirut’s music blends today’s indie sensibilities with the folk music of Eastern Europe.
By that description alone you might think Condon’s music is similar to another more famous group, Gogol Bordello, who also play a gypsy infused version of indie rock. Please do not confuse the two. Condon’s music is much more melodic and intelligent, aside from being one hundred times less annoying, than anything Gogol Bordello has ever made. Eugene Hutz, frontman and band leader of Gogol Bordello, tries to use his manic energy and spastic dance moves to make up for his lack of singing ability and songwriting skills. Don’t be fooled people!
Sorry, this started off as a post about Beirut and it turned into an “I Hate Gogol Bordello” post. Upon reflection… I’m ok with it. Gogol Bordello sucks. Listen to this instead.
Beirut – East Harlem