Owner   : Zach Condons (Beirut)
Distr.  : UK - Rough Trade/Norman/Piccadilly/
Style   : gypsy folk /

POMP    01      BEIRUT                  MARCH OF THE ZAPOTEC            2LP     02.2009
POMP    01      BEIRUT : MARCH OF THE ZAPOTEC / HOLLAND                 2CD     02.2009

DISC 1  Zocalo / La llorona / My Wife / The Akara / On A Bayonet
DISC 2  My Night With The Prostitute From Marseille / My Wife , Lost In The Wild /
        Venice / The Concubine / No Dice
POMP    02      BEIRUT                  LON GISLAND EP                  12"     03.2010

Elephant Gun / My Family's Role In The World Revolution / Scenic World / The Long
Island Sound / Carousel
(Note : CDEP on Ba Da Bing ! Rec. BING 052)
POMP    003     BEIRUT                  THE RIP TIDE                    LP.CD   08.2011
                                                                        CDD     08.2011

A Candle's Fire / Santa Fe / East Harlem / Goshen / Payne's Bay / The Rip Tide /
Vagabond / The Peacock / Port Of Call

(Note : LP , 300 clear copies / CD & CD Deluxe)
POMP    003     BEIRUT                  THE RIP TIDE                    LP+MP3  08.2019

        1.      "A Candle's Fire"                               3:19
        2.      "Santa Fe"                                      4:14
        3.      "East Harlem"                                   3:58
        4.      "Goshen"                                        3:20
        5.      "Payne's Bay"                                   3:48
        6.      "The Rip Tide"                                  4:26
        7.      "Vagabond"                                      3:19
        8.      "The Peacock"                                   2:26
        9.      "Port Of Call"                                  4:21

Zach Condon's music often parallels the exotic mysteries of world travel.
Since Beirut's last album, 2007's 'The Flying Club Cup', sang a love-letter to
France (with a 2009 stop-off in Mexico for the 'March of the Zapotec' EP), many
asked where his songs would voyage next, but few predicted the inward journey Condon
takes on 'The Rip Tide', an album with the most introspective and memorable songs of
his young career. 

Recorded in Upstate New York, Brooklyn and, of course, Condon's hometowns of
Albuquerque and Santa Fe, 'The Rip Tide' marks a distinct leaping off point for
Beirut. Beginning life as small melodies conceived on piano or ukulele, the songs
were built upon by the entire band in the studio before Condon's paring down and
retrofitting. The results sound like they were recorded in a single session, with
exciting rhythms matching the upbeat horns and contrasting the mournful strings.
No direct geographical affiliation was exhumed; rather, the style that emerges belongs
uniquely and distinctly to Beirut-one that has been hinted at all along.
POMP    004     BEIRUT                  East Harlem // Goshen           7"      06.2011
                (Note : 7" , 200 blue/200 white copies)
POMP    005     BEIRUT                  GULAG ORKESTAR                  LP+MP3  08.2019

        1.      "The Gulag Orkestar"                            4:38
        2.      "Prenzlauerberg"                                3:46
        3.      "Brandenburg"                                   3:38
        4.      "Postcards From Italy"                          4:17
        5.      "Mount Wroclai (Idle Days)"                     3:15
        6.      "Rhineland (Heartland)"                         3:58
        7.      "Scenic World"                                  2:08
        8.      "Bratislava"                                    3:17
        9.      "The Bunker"                                    3:13
        10.     "The Canals Of Our City"                        2:21
        11.     "After The Curtain"                             2:54

Orchestrated folk-pop for fans of Sufjan Stevens, Calexico, Arcade Fire, the Magnetic
Fields, Klezmer, Neutral Milk Hotel, and the Boban Markovic Orchestra. There are no
guitars on this album; instead, horns, violins, cellos, ukeleles, mandolins,
glockenspiel, drums, tambourines, congas, organs, pianos, clarinets and accordions
all build and break around Zach Condon's deep voiced crooner vocals, swaying to the
Eastern European beats like a drunken 12 piece carnival band. Guests include Jeremy
Barnes (Neutral Milk Hotel) and Heather Trost (A Hawk And A Hacksaw).
"Gulag Orkestar" is a glorious sweep of music, striking in its emotional content and
stunning in its scope.
This was their debut release, originally released in 2006.
POMP    006     BEIRUT                  THE FLYING CLUB CUP             LP+MP3  08.2019

        1.      "A Call To Arms"                                0:18
        2.      "Nantes"                                        3:50
        3.      "A Sunday Smile"                                3:35
        4.      "Guyamas Sonora"                                3:31
        5.      "La Banlieue"                                   1:57
        6.      "Cliquot"                                       3:51
        7.      "The Penalty"                                   2:22
        8.      "Forks And Knives (La Fete)"                    3:33
        9.      "In The Mausoleum"                              3:10
        10.     "Un Dernier Verre (Pour La Route)"              2:51
        11.     "Cherbourg"                                     3:33
        12.     "St. Apollonia"                                 2:58
        13.     "The Flying Club Cup"                           3:05

Following 2006's astonishing debut "Gulag Orkestar", Zach Condon AKA Beirut returned
in 2007 with "Flying Club Cup". In between the two albums, he had been living in Paris
immersing himself in France's culture, fashion, history and music, in much the same
way as he absorbed Balkan culture for his debut album. Condon's musical gaze now looked
to the likes of Jacques Brel and Francois Hardy for inspiration, and "Flying Club Cup"
is another sweeping and triumphant European folk album that combines these new ideas
with elements of his previous work too. Where as "Gulag Orkestar" was mainly a solo
effort, for this album Condon acted as a band leader putting together a core group of
eight musicians and together they've managed to recreate his cultural borderless vision
with this expansive and enthralling album.


POMP    009 LP  BEIRUT                  ARTIFACTS                       2LP/1   03.2022
POMP    009 LPB BEIRUT                  ARTIFACTS                       2LP/2   03.2022
POMP    009 CD  BEIRUT                  ARTIFACTS                       CD      03.2022

SIDE A  01.     Elephant Gun
        02.     My Family's Role In The World Revolution
        03.     Scenic World
        04.     The Long Island Sound
        05.     Carousels
        06.     Transatantique
        07.     O Leaozinho
SIDE B  08.     Autumn Tall Tales
        09.     Fyodor Dormant
        10.     Poisoning Claude
        11.     Bercy
        12.     Your Sails
        13.     Irrlichter

SIDE C  14.     Sicily
        15.     Now I'm Gone
        16.     Napoleon On The Bellerophon
        17.     Interior Of A Dutch House
        18.     Fountains And Tramways
        19.     Hot Air Balloon
SIDE D  20.     Fisher Island Sound
        21.     So Slowly
        22.     Die Treue Zum Ursprung
        23.     The Crossing
        24.     Zagora
        25.     Le Phare Du Cap Bon
        26.     Babylon

2LP/1   Double black vinyl
2LP/2   Comes with a booklet exclusive to indies. Double black vinyl.