Zach Condon is back with a new Beirut album, No No No, arriving September 11 via 4AD. The title track, which was performed live at a gig in Brooklyn last year, can be heard below.
The follow-up to 2011's The Rip Tide was recorded last winter in Brooklyn by Condon, bassist Paul Collins, and drummer Nick Petree. According to a press release, its creation followed a physical and mental breakdown Condon suffered in Australia in 2013, as well as a divorce. "I had completely broken down and my body was making me pay for it," Condon said in a statement. "For the first time in my life, I was facing extreme self doubt. I had hit rock bottom." But the start of a new relationship provided Condon with a new outlook on life. "Having a positive presence like her both provides a healthy guiding force and shines a light on all the negative things in your life," he said. "I definitely wouldn’t be where I am now without her."
Yes Yes Yes!
(sorry, couldn’t help it)
Whatever @ratatoskr said!
Brand new track from the upcoming album.
I’m really digging the album cover it looks so late 60’s, sort of reminds me of Nick Drake’s “Five Leaves Left” cover.