Stream: Beirut – The Rip Tide

Often inspired by the exotic wonders of global travel, the perennial, an often spiky, figure of Zach Condon returns with another release as his folk-inspired troupe Beirut. The Rip Tide will be released on August 29th courtesy of Pompeii Records and can now be exclusively streamed on The Guardian website.

There is a distinctly recognizable feeling to the album, not really bucking the trend of what previously made Beirut so lauded and loved by fans and critics alike. I get the feeling that some fans will enjoy the familiarity of The Rip Tide, whereas others may feel that it is a disappointing sideways step.

Listen for yourself at The Guardian and do tell us what you think!

The band will also tour the UK this September including the following dates:

2nd Sept: Dorset UK, End of the Road
4th Sept: Stradballyr Ireland, Electric Picnic
6th Sept: Manchester UK, Academy
16th Sept: London UK, Brixton Academy