Beirut - No No No - 2015 Lo-Fi Indie Folk Rock - Limited Edition Blue Vinyl - Sealed LP

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Beirut - No No No

Label: 4AD
Cat#: CAD 3525
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Blue
Includes download code.
Country: USA & Canada
Released: 11 Sep 2015
Genre: Rock, Pop, Folk, World, & Country


A1 Gibraltar

A2 No No No

A3 At Once

A4 August Holland

A5 As Needed

B1 Perth

B2 Pacheco

B3 Fener

B4 So Allowed

Companies, etc.

Phonographic Copyright (p) – 4AD Ltd.
Copyright (c) – 4AD Ltd.
Recorded At – Strange Weather Studios
Recorded At – Shape Shoppe West
Recorded At – Dumbo Studio One
Mixed At – Strange Weather Studios
Published By – EMI Music Publishing
Pressed By – GZ Media – 133407E


Booking [Canadian Booking] – Steven Himelfarb
Booking [European Booking] – Rob Challice
Booking [USA/South American Booking] – Ryan Craven
Engineer – Griffin Rodriguez (tracks: A2, A3), Laurence Eaves (tracks: A2)
Legal – Gillian Bar
Management – Ami Spishock
Management [Assisted By] – Carolyne Klein
Mixed By – Gabe Wax, Zach Condon
Producer – Gabe Wax, Zach Condon
Songwriter – Zach Condon

2015 4AD Ltd © 2015 4AD Ltd

All songs recorded at Strange Weather, except "No No No" engineered by Griffin Rodriguez at Shape Shoppe West and Laurence Eaves at Dumbo Studios One and "At Once" engineered by Griffin Rodriguez at Shape Shoppe West.
Mixed at Strange Weather.

Managed worldwide by Ami Spishock, assisted by Carolyne Klein, for Fort William Artist Management. Worldwide legal representation by Gillian Bar for Carroll, Guido & Groffman, LLP. USA/South American booking by Ryan Craven of The Windish Agency. European booking by Rob Challice of Coda Music Agency. Canadian booking by Steven Himmelfarb for The Billions Corporation.

Beirut singer and songwriter Zach Condon has shed some light on the backstory behind the odd, skeletal sound of his band's new album. Condon had been embroiled in personal and creative despair for a few years, some of it the result of working on a new maximalist opus in the vein of his previous work.

It would be easy to assume that reinvention was foremost on Condon's mind. After all, his ethnomusicological interests and motley folk orchestras have next to nothing to do with today's musical landscape

He abandoned this material to return to low-stakes jamming in a piano trio format; ultimately, No No No's songs developed out of this approach, and the album was recorded in just a couple of weeks. The resulting nine-song, 29-minute barely-LP, appropriately, sounds like a collection of exposed scaffoldings—a record of a rehabilitative process, more a story of survival rather than a shot at reinvention.

“Everything should be fine/ You’ll find things tend to stand in line,” Condon sings in the first lines of “Gibraltar”. It’s a promising opener and a nod to the one bone that life tossed him: a new relationship with a woman in Istanbul. Tambourines and hand claps accent its optimistic piano chords, but the real return to sound is the band’s coveted staple: Condon’s voice. That iconic tone of the indie 2000s hums with recharged warmth, even in tougher numbers.

The innocence of spirited keys and lightweight snare in “Perth” counteracts the song’s autobiographical tale of Condon running from his love despite a bleeding injury — a blatant metaphor for the scars left from his last relationship. The song’s ending measures, with a tidy use of repetition, promise he’ll return home in an hour, securing what stability he’s already recreated. Even the deep longing present in “August Holland” resonates with optimism in the way Condon sings every word. When focused on intertwining his vocal cords with tender chord interplay, No No No can pull off the folk pop Beirut has unabashedly turned to for heat after leaving world music behind.

Beirut - Gibraltar

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Beirut - No No No

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Beirut - Perth

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Beirut - August Holland

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More Information
Condition New
Format LP
Label 4AD
Color Blue