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Beirut Announces New Album Artifacts, Shares Debut Single “Fisher Island Sound”


Beirut announces new album artifacts, shares debut single

On January 28, the alternative electronic group Beirut comes out Artifacts, a double-LP retracing the evolution of the group. The band started as a personal project of frontman Zach Condon at the age of 14, and this album reveals how the band has grown and changed since then. The collection started out as a compilation of unreleased tracks, but now also includes remixed and remastered projects.

In anticipation of the album, they recently shared “Fisher Island Sound,” a nostalgic track about finding comfort in difficult times with the security of being in a small town. Between the relaxing and refreshing voice of Condon and the instrumental section that fits into a video game to choose yourself, this song represents the happiness that is never fleeting from the time they originated.

“I played with the lines for years before trying to record versions in Brooklyn with the band,” frontman Zach Condon said of the song in a press release. “During those years I struggled to put vocals on the songs and ended up removing a lot of the music from that era in that part of the collection due to the fear, the stress. and self-doubt. Since then, I have come to rediscover some of those old songs in a different light, but they remain a heavy reminder of a volatile time.

The band were supposed to go on tour in 2019 but had to to cancel due to Condon’s laryngitis. The tour was scheduled to celebrate their fifth full album Gallipoli, which like “Fisher Island Sound” beautifully blends elements of coastal music and sentimental lyrics.

Artifacts will be released digitally on January 28 and physically on March 4 via Pompeii Records.

Artifacts track list:

CTÉ A – Lon Gisland, Transatlantique, O Leãozinho
01 – Elephant gun
02 – The role of my family in the world revolution
03 – The scenic world
04 – The Long Island Strait
05 – Carousels
06 – Transatlantic
07 РO Lẹozinho

CTÉ B – The marginalized
08 – Autumn tales
09 – Dormant Fyodor
10 – Claude poisoning
11 – Bercy
12 – Your sails
13 – Irrlichter

CTÉ C – New orientations and initial work
14 – Sicily
15 – Now I’m gone
16 – Napoleon on the Bellerophon
17 – Interior of a Dutch house
18 – Fountains and Tramways
19 – Hot air balloon

SIDE D – The B sides
20 – The Strait of Fisher Island
21 – So slowly
22 – Die Treue zum Ursprung
23 – The crossing
24 – Zagora
25 – The Cap Bon Lighthouse
26 – Babylon

Photo credit: Raymond Flotat