• Beirut: The Flying Club Cup, and Elephant Gun single

    20. Aug. 2007, 15:11 von puddlegum

    Originally posted at Puddlegum.net

    Beirut is releasing The Flying Club Cup Monday, October 8, through their new European label, 4AD Records. The US release will arrive October 9 on Ba Da Bing. Zach Condon and band began recording The Flying Club Cup in April, relocating the sonic scape from the Balkans to France. The album is promising to be, “just as captivating as its predecessor.”

    “Although the new album is closer in spirit to France than the Balkans - combining lyrical orchestral arrangements with romantic vocals like the chansonniers of yore - its confidence and melodic grace prove beyond doubt that Zach Condon is a prolific and unique talent.” (4AD Records)

    Recorded in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in A Hawk and a Hacksaw’s practice room, Griffin Rodriguez (A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Man Man) was brought in to produce and engineer most of the album. Owen Pallet (Final Fantasy) at Arcade Fire’s Masonic recording studio. Zach Condon and his eight piece band recorded the instruments…