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authors: BEIRUT for THE TAKE AWAY SHOWS from LA BLOGOTHEQUE – duration: 05:37

We wouldn’t be surprised if many of you remember the revlog we did of TOM BROSSEAU, singing with his beautiful hair-raising voice in a macho New York barbershop. Now for those of you who don’t: All this fantastic material is shot and produced by Les Concerts A Emporter, aka THE TAKE AWAY SHOWS and to be more precise: By Vincent Moon and Chryde as part of their French weblog LA BLOGOTHEQUE. The idea is as sweet and simple:

“You meet a band. You take them outside, in the streets, and ask them to play there, shoot the movie in one unique shot, whatever happens… Every week, we give away a session, shot with a band, in an unusual, urban environment. Sessions are always filmed as a unique shot, without any cut, recorded live. We usually haven’t much time to record them, so the groups have to be spontaneous, to improvise, play with what they have with them, and with their environment, whether there’s a public or not.”

Well… this particular posting is very very extra ordinary. For anybody unknown to the new rising star and soon to be legendary ZACH CONDON & his band BEIRUT we vehemently advice to go check them out. For those of you who already know: Enjoy this one… Take it away Zach! As Chryde writes:

“…Today, Beirut has grown from a solo bedroom project to a band of up to ten people; it’s a band, but not a band. It’s a happy mistake; a mess. A group of noisy, undisciplined, joyful people who took over an entire terrace on Oberkampf, gathering around the tables, spreading their instruments and cases, everyone playing songs in their own world… Such a messy, smiling anarchy that we thought we’d never manage to play the song.

And in the middle, there’s Zach. Frail Zach, with his skinny yet magical arms. One can read his excitement in them, as he communicates to his band through them; a conductor, pointing to instruments and melodies as he sees momentum gather in the song. this had been one of the first times the band had played Nantes outside of the studio, and Zach looked as if he was explaining the song to his band as he was singing it, his arms dancing around his body.”

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BEIRUT (fantastic music – check it out): CLICK HERE
More on Zach Condon: CLICK HERE
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