Tag Archives: beirut

(31) Days of Good//12.10.19

FLOOR CRY – Swimming Team [single]


Beirut – When I Die [from Gallipoli]


Weyes Blood – Movies [from Titanic Rising]


Sharon Van Etten – No One’s Easy to Love [from Remind Me Tomorrow]



[new music roundup] 9.11.15



A few of my favorite new releases this week…


Beirut//No No No



Empress Of//Me



The Libertines//Anthems for Doomed Youth



Low//Ones and Sixes



Micachu and the Shapes//Good Sad Happy Bad



Nils Frahm//Late Night Tales



Shannon and the Clams//Gone by the Dawn



What are your favorite new releases this week?

[watch] Kishi Bashi//A Sunday Smile



Kishi Bashi’s cover of Beirut’s “A Sunday Smile” is one of my favorite songs, and now videos, of 2013.

This cover serves as the b-side for “Manchester”, the first of three 7″ singles from 151a.  Order the 7″ box set here and see Kishi Bishi live here.  The video originally premiered on All Songs Considered and the very talented string quartet is comprised of Sara Caswell and Joe Brent (violin), Beth Meyers (viola) and Andrea Lee (on cello).


[on repeat] Kishi Bashi//A Sunday Smile


For the first of three 7″ singles from 151a, Kishi Bashi recorded a beautiful orchestral cover of Beirut’s “A Sunday Smile”.  The cover serves as the B-Side for the album single “Manchester”.

“The orchestral quartet rendition of Beirut’s amazing song was arranged by Kishi Bashi, and appears exclusively on this 7” release. The recording is not available digitally, aside from the download code which accompanies the vinyl. The vinyl itself features a unique Purple & Orange colored splatter design.


Each of the three 7″s in this series features a different orchestral cover song on Side B, a different vinyl color, and corresponding cover art which forms triptych when all three are placed side by side.” [via Joyful Noise Recordings]

Order the 7″ box set here and see Kishi Bishi live here.