Beirut - Gallipoli Vinyl Record

Beirut - Gallipoli Vinyl Record

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GallipoliBeirut's fifth album, started life when Zach Condon returned to his old Farfisa organ, the same one he used to write his first two albums, Gulag Orkestar (2006) and The Flying Club Cup (2007). After stints writing and recording in both New York and Berlin, with time for Zach to recover from a broken arm, band plus producer Gabe Wax (Speedy Ortiz, Soccer Mommy, Adrianne Lenker / Big Thief) headed to Puglia in Italy to finish the album. With the remote rural setting and "the right amount of isolation," an intense month of 12 to 16-hour days in the studio with day trips around the coastline followed. Inspired by the surroundings, Gallipoli is unintentionally more visceral than Beirut's more recent albums, alive with an energy that is further enhanced by every creak and groan of their instruments, every detuned note, and all amp buzz and technical malfunction being left in the cracks of the songs.

  1. When I Die
  2. Gallipoli
  3. Varieties of Exile
  4. On Mainau Island
  5. I Giardini
  6. Gauze für Zah
  7. Corfu
  8. Landslide
  9. Family Curse
  10. Light in the Atoll
  11. We Never Lived Here
  12. Fin