Band Crush

Getting in the mood for Beirut

Elephant Gun - Beirut

Lyrics from the song “Elephant Gun”

Beirut is a multi-instrumental indie folk band, well known for its melancholic but soothing music.

Founded by Zach Condon in 2006, the band’s name was presumably chosen to pay tribute to the capital of Lebanon. Lebanese group Hezbollah and neighboring country Israel were engaged in a two-months conflict over the summer of that year. I have no way to confirm this information, but the year of the band’s formation might be our greatest clue.

Eight years later, Beirut will be performing live tomorrow for the very first time at the Byblos International Festival, only a few kilometers away from their namesake.

This post is to get you in the mood for tomorrow, Beirutis. Here are some Monday smiles:


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