Beirut is back with No No No, the follow up to 2011’s The Rip Tide. Zach Condon went through some hard personal times in the last couple of years, mentally and physically breaking down in Australia in 2013 and getting divorced.
I had completely broken down and my body was making me pay for it. For the first time in my life, I was facing extreme self doubt. I had hit rock bottom.
The album’s title track in some ways feels like a rebirth. Condon is happy and in a new relationship. No No No was recorded in Brooklyn last year with bassist Paul Collins, and drummer Nick Petree. Listen to the title track above.
Having a positive presence like her both provides a healthy guiding force and shines a light on all the negative things in your life. I definitely wouldn’t be where I am now without her.
No No No Tracklist:
02 No No No
03 At Once
04 August Holland
05 As Needed
09 So Allowed
See Beirut on tour:
06-19 Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theatre
06-26 Montreal, Québec – Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
06-28 Ottawa, Ontario – Ottawa Jazz Festival
07-16 Pemberton, British Columbia – Pemberton Music Festival
08-22 Portland, OR – Musicfest NW
09-14 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
09-17 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
09-20 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
09-22 Paris, France – Zenith
09-24 London, England – Brixton Academy
10-01 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
10-04 Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe National Historic Landmark
10-06 San Diego, CA – Open Air Theatre
10-07-08 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10-10 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
10-13 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
11-03 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
11-06 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
11-07 Boston, MA – House of Blues
11-10 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
10-13-14 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall