Beirut Debut Gorgeous New Tunes Live

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Zach Condon performs in August 2010 (Photo: Marc Marnie/Redferns)
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Kevin O'Donnell

Beirut's Zach Condon is putting the finishing touches on a new album — his first since 2007's The Flying Club Cup. But with the group kicking off a tour this month, he's debuting new material live. Condon unveiled two new tunes at a gig in Norfolk, VA this week: one untitled track and an up-tempo number titled "Sante Fe." Check out fan footage here (via Pitchfork).

Condon has said the new Beirut album is a "sunny" collection, with an emphasis on keys and classical brass arrangements. He's right. "Santa Fe," a tribute to his New Mexico hometown, is a bright, piano-powered pop number with hair-raising, dual-trumpet interludes. Same goes for the untitled song — a strummy, mid-tempo number that weirdly sounds like a McCartney-led Beatles ballad.

WATCH: Beirut, "Santa Fe"

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WATCH: Beirut, Untitled

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