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The tiny town of Gallipoli, Italy gave inspiration and a title to Beirut's 5th studio album. Lead singer and founder Zach Condon described the album writing process as "a catharic mix of all the old and new records and seemed to return me to the old joys of music as a visceral experience." The band played songs from across their discography in this live session recorded at 25th Street Recording in Oakland, CA.

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Photos of Beirut by Paige Parsons




Zach Condon - Vocals, synth, ukulele, trumpet
Kyle Resnick - Trumpet. vocals
Ben Lanz - Trombone, vocals, synth
Paul Collins - Electric bass, acoustic guitar
Nick Petree - Drums, vocals
Aaron Arntz - Piano, synth, accordion, keyboard

Special Thanks to Fort William Management and 4AD/Beggars Group. To our hosts at 25th Street Recording in Oakland This evening was recorded by John Schimpf (“Shimp - FF”) and 25th Street Recording and was filmed by Bernal Valley Films.

Technical support:
Session edited for broadcast by Paul Smith (KCRW)
Andrew Weilert - Video Director
Pat Jewett - Director of Photography