New Release Tuesday! Beirut – The Rip Tide

August 30, 2011 in New Release Tuesday, Now Stream This! by rock6847

We here at Rock Cousteau have been eagerly awaiting the release of Beirut’s album The Rip Tide. Finally, the day is here! Now based in Brooklyn, NY, Beirut is an American band which was originally the solo musical project of Santa Fe native Zach Condon, and later expanded into a band. The music on The Rip Tide combines elements of Eastern European and Balkan folk with Western pop music, fusing the American mainstream and indie-rock culture and the World Music market. Zach loves horns! You are fortunate enough to still be able to stream the entire album on NPR’s first listen. Click on the album cover below to stream.