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Beirut on World Cafe | November 7, 2011

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The story of Beirut, the sweetly melancholy musical venture of Zach Condon, is like something out of a movie. The New Mexico native dropped out of college in 2006 to focus on writing and recording music. He produced Gulag Orkestar, celebrating old-world weirdness and nostalgia with bawdy Balkan organ pumps and trumpets. The album sparked a meteoric rise for the young artist.

Condon's success was built not upon signing with a major label or playing hundreds of tiny shows, but by word of mouth online. In the five years since Gulag Orkestar, Condon has expanded the band to include six members, fleshed out Beirut's sound both on stage and off, and released five EPs and two other albums, including a new one called The Rip Tide.

The Rip Tide was recorded in New York during the winter of 2010 and takes a surprise turn away from the group's early, Čoček-influenced sound and toward more mainstream indie rock. Listen to the group play live and describe finding its true sound as part of this session for World Cafe.

This session originally aired on September 23, 2011.(link)

Playlist

Hour 1

(( )) for interlude music

John Hiatt "Slow Turning" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Little Willies "Diesel Smoke" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Little Willies "Lovesick Blues" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

((Tedeschi Trucks Band "Bound For Glory" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

Indigo Girls "Beauty Queen Sister" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Indigo Girls "Share the Moon" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Indigo Girls "Closer to Fine" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

((Dawes "If I Wanted Someone" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

John Hiatt "Damn This Town" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
John Hiatt "Thing Called Love" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
John Hiatt "Drive South" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Tedeschi Trucks Band "Midnight in Harlem" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Tedeschi Trucks Band "Wade in the Water" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
 
Hour 2
 
Rhett Miller "Every Night Is Friday Night (Without You)" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Rhett Miller "Dance with Me" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Dawes "A Little Bit of Everything" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Dawes "Time Spent in Los Angeles" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Dawes "Fire Away" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

((Amos Lee "El Camino" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

Feist "Graveyard" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Feist "How Come You Never Go There" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Feist "So Sorry" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

((Dawes "Way Back Home" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

Rhett Miller "Doreen" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Rhett Miller "Designs on You" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Rhett Miller "American Girl" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Amos Lee "Windows Are Rolled Down" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Amos Lee "Change Is Gonna Come" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

((Tedeschi Trucks Band "Bound For Glory" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))