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A song by Beirut which features on their first album, The Gulag Orkestar, and also in another form on the "Lon Gisland EP". The former is a bedroom pop-fuelled ballad, featuring Condon singing over keyboard synths and an upbeat drum sound, with synthed strings filling in the gaps later on. On the EP however, the song is replicated with physical instruments. An organ makes up most of the texture of the track with Beirut's trademark brass taking on the countermelody… read more

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  • this is so adorable
  • Lon Gisland = PERFECT [3]
  • Lon Gisland = PERFECT [2]
  • I do like both versions, but I prefer that melody on the synth!
  • This is such a beautiful song!!
  • sure are magnetic fields in here
  • So does anybody actually like this version *better*? I do. To me it feels really neat and understated, and I think it sounds better at the slightly faster speed.
  • Lon Gisland = PERFECT
  • I think there's room for both versions. Sometimes a little bit o' lo-fi is fun :)
  • this is nice

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