Apparently those long hours cooped up in a New Mexico studio have paid off for gypsy lovin' popster Beirut, a.k.a. Zach Condon, for the 21-year-old musical wunderkind has announced that his currently untitled sophomore LP will drop Oct. 9 via Ba Da Bing! Plus, Condon has even offered a complete tracklisting -- the wacky kid starts with track zero -- and a supporting tour to boot. As previously reported, the new record, the follow up to 2006's Gulag Orkestar, departs Condon's previous Balkan sonics for lovey-dovey French chamber pop covered in strings courtesy of Final Fantasy's Owen Pallett and an eight-member orchestra. His supporting U.S. mini-tour will kick off with a show for New Jersey's brainiest, slated for Sept. 23 in Princeton, before heading north to New York and Montreal, the latter where bits and pieces of the yet-to-be titled 13-track affair was recorded. From there, Beirut will turn south to Chicago and finally cap with three shows in California.
0. "A Call To Arms"
2. "A Sunday Smile"
3. "Guyamas Sonora"
4. "La Banlieu"
6. "The Penalty"
7. "Forks and Knives (La Fête)"
8. "In the Mausoleum"
9. "Un Dernier Verre (Pour la Route)"
11. "St. Apollonia"
12. "The Flying Club Cup"
Beirut tour dates:
9/23, Princeton, NJ (Terrace F Club)
9/24, New York, NY (Worldess Music Series/Society for Ethical Culture)
9/26, New York, NY - Delacorte Theater)
9/30, Montreal, QE (La Salla Rosa)
10/2, Toronto, ON (Danforth Music Hall)
10/4, Chicago, IL (Portage Theater)
10/8, San Francisco, CA (Herbst Theater)
10/9, San Francisco, CA (Herbst Theater)
10/10, Los Angeles, CA (Avalon)
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On the Web:
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