Beirut Shares New Song “Corfu”

Gallipoli Due Out February 1 via 4AD

Oct 26, 2018
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On Monday Beirut (aka Zach Condon and his band) announced a new album, Gallipoli, and shared its title track, "Gallipoli." Gallipoli is due out February 1 via 4AD. Now he has already shared another song from the album, the appealing and brief instrumental track "Corfu." It is probably a track that makes the most sense in the context of the album, but it still makes for a pleasing standalone listen. Corfu is also the name of Greek island, by the way. Check out the song below, followed by Beirut's upcoming tour dates.

Condon started work on Gallipoli in 2016, with him writing on the old Farfisa organ he used to write the first two Beirut albums (2006's Gulag Orkestar and 2017's The Flying Club Cup). Initial recording sessions happened in New York and Condon's current home of Berlin. Then the rest of the album was recorded in Sudestudio, a studio complex in rural Puglia, southern Italy. The album is Beirut's fifth and the follow-up to 2015's No No No.

Condon had this to say about "Gallipoli" in a previous press release: "We stumbled into the medieval-fortressed island town of Gallipoli one night and followed a brass band procession fronted by priests carrying a statue of the town's saint through the winding narrow streets behind what seemed like the entire town. The next day I wrote the song entirely in one sitting, pausing only to eat." 

Before the album was announced Beirut live streamed to YouTube a looped image and a snippet of new instrumental music. Then the next day Condon released a lengthy statement about the album that revealed its title (read it at the band's website).

Also read our 2015 interview with Beirut about No No No.

Beirut Tour Dates:

February 10 - NEW YORK, NY, Brooklyn Steel
February 11 - NEW YORK, NY, Brooklyn Steel
February 12 - BROOKLYN, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg
February 14 - WASHINGTON, DC, Anthem
February 15 - PHILADELPHIA, PA, Tower
February 16 - BOSTON, MA, Orpheum
February 18 - MONTREAL, QC, Metropolis
February 19 - TORONTO, ON, Sony Centre
February 21 - MILWAUKEE, WI, Pabst Theatre
February 22 - CHICAGO, IL, Riviera
February 23 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Palace Theatre
February 26 - VANCOUVER, BC, Orpheum
February 27 - SEATTLE, WA, Paramount
February 28 - PORTLAND, OR, Schnitzer
March 3 - OAKLAND, CA, Fox
March 5 - LOS ANGELES, CA, Wiltern
March 30 - BERLIN, Funkhaus
March 31 - BERLIN, Funkhaus
April 2 - BRUSSELS, Forest National
April 4 - GRONINGEN, De Oosterpoort
April 5 - PARIS, Le Grand Rex
April 6 - COLOGNE, Palladium
April 8 - UTRECHT, TivoliVrendenburg - Ronda
April 10 - MANCHESTER, Albert Hall
April 11 - LEEDS, Leeds Town Hall
April 12 - LONDON, Eventim Apollo
April 14 - VIENNA, Gasometer
April 15 - MUNICH, Zenith
April 18 - MILAN, Alcatraz
April 19 - ZURICH, Volkshaus

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