Beirut - Gallipoli

  • Beirut - Gallipoli

Beirut - Gallipoli


FormatCD & LP
Released1st February 2019
Catalogue 4AD0121CD
Barcode 191400012127

Gallipoli,  fifth album from Beirut,  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 factored in, 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 “the right amount of isolated”, 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.

Indies only edition of the LP pressed on Green vinyl

When I Die
Varieties of Exile
On Mainau Island
I Giardini
Gauze für Zah
Family Curse
Light in the Atoll
We Never Lived Here

Beirut - Gallipoli is currently priced at a special preorder rate and will revert to full price on release. That the release date of 1st February 2019 is estimated and subject to change.

Artist Beirut
Filed Under Indie & Alternative