Monday, September 14, 2009

i get serious in the fall.

Before Beirut was a band, it was solely Zach Condon. When he was fifteen years old, Condon put together a brilliant record full of untitled tracks. It was called The Joys of Losing Weight. His command of strings, synth, and melody was already apparent. A friend of mine sent me this rare compilation during the dark winter months of early '09. As we step into cooler weather again, I revisit it as a calming yet melancholic force. If you can find it, scoop it up immediately, and if you want it maybe we can arrange something...I can't sleep, and so I blog.

Reminiscent of this earlier work is "Nantes" from The Flying Club Cup (2007)

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