Beirut's “East Harlem” gets 140k streams in a week

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Three LPs and four years later, Beirut announces the release of their newest The Rip Tide, due out August 30. Marking a departure from their typically bombastic style, Beirut tease at their newly intimate approach with “East Harlem,” an almost-crooner which can be streamed on their soundcloud, (if you aren't one of the 200k people who already checked it). The noticeable shift is bolstered by the nature of it being the first of their LPs released via frontman Zach Condon's own imprint Pompeii Records — home to 2010's “Lon Gisland” and 2009's “March of the Zapotec,” — with a lack of large label affiliation allowing for total creative control.

Bringing their large live sound to Austin City Limits and dipping by many of this summer's biggest festivals, Beirut will spend much of the summer touring North America and Europe in support of their release.

The Rip Tide
01 A Candle’s Fire
02 Santa Fe
03 East Harlem
04 Goshen
05 Payne’s Bay
06 The Rip Tide
07 Vagabond
08 The Peacock
09 Port of Call

Beirut 2011 Tour Dates:

08 Austin, TX ACL Live #
10 New Orleans, LA Republic #
12 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival
14 Washington, DC Black Cat #
17 Brooklyn, NY Northside Festival (McCarren Park) !
30 London, UK Hyde Park $

03 St. Gallen, CH Montreuz Jazz Fest
05 Ferrara, IT Castello Piazza &
07 Novisad, HR EXIT Festival
09 Trencin, SL Pohoda Festival
12 Arles, FR Festival Les Suds
14 Meco, PT Super Bock Super Rock Festival
16 Benicassim, ES Benicassim Festival
18 Lyon, DR Festival Nuits De Fourviere
20 Nyon, CH Paleo Festival
29 Portland, ME State Theater
31 Montreal, QC Osheaga Music Festival

02 Toronto, ON The Phoenix ^
04 Toronto, ON The Phoenix ^
05-07 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
10 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
12 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
14 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Music Festival

02 Dorset, UK End of the Road Festival
04 Stradbally, IE Electric Picnic
06 Manchester, UK Academy
08 Amsterdam, NL Pardiso
12 Paris, FR Olympia
14 Brussels, BE AB
16 London, UK Brixton Academy

!= w/ Sharon van Etten
#= w/ Twin Sister
$ = w/ Arcade Fire
& = w/ The National
^= w/ Owen Pallet