Beirut on 4AD
Woah! Beirut signed on 4AD!
‘Beirut officially signed to UK based 4AD on the 6th of this month, for distribution outside North America. You can read more about it on their website.’ More here. Link to podcast #54 where i played Beirut on 12.05.
“Beirut – Signs To 4AD
06 September 06
4AD is delighted to announce a deal with Beirut, whose album The Gulag Orkestar is one of the most exciting debut releases in years.
Beirut is the work of the 20 year old Zach Condon. His music is inspired by a love of European folk music, as filtered by a fertile imagination raised in New Mexico and currently resident in Brooklyn.
Emusic described The Gulag Orkestar as “the best indie rock record of the 19th Century”.
4AD will be releasing an expanded version of the album – in the world outside North America – in October. This will coincide with the band’s first shows in the UK, which are in support of Calexico.”