In other news, I just got tickets to see Beirut at Fox Theater. Y’all should come too, and we can party to the sweet sounds of Zach Condon.
Beirut, “East Harlem”.
Fast-paced as the blogosphere is, today’s release of Beirut’s new single is practically old news. Obsessive Twitter hounds like myself first saw “East Harlem” bubble up with the band’s announcement last week, but today comes with even more exciting info about their new album.
The Rip Tide will be released August 30th on Pompeii Records (Zach Condon’s label), and Revolver in the US. Here’s the track list:
1. A Candle’s Fire
2. Santa Fe
3. East Harlem
5. Payne’s Bay
6. The Rip Tide
8. The Peacock
9. Port of Call
Stream the B-side for “East Harlem”, “Goshen”, here.
Any holiday that encourages the wearing of crazy costumes is all right by me. That’s probably why Halloween has always been my favorite holiday: the addition of pumpkins, cool decorations, and free candy puts it over the top on the awesomeness scale. And while I’m not currently loving the music from the Halloween party across the street (I don’t want to learn how to “dougie”, thanks), here are some creeptastic alternatives.
Andrew Bird, “Not a Robot, But a Ghost” (Youtube, live in St. Malo, France)
Animal Collective, “Banshee Beat” (Youtube)
Beirut, “In the Mausoleum” (Youtube, from La Blogotheque)
Bombay Bicycle Club, “Ghost” (Youtube)
Bon Iver, “Creature Fear” (Youtube)
Bowerbirds, “Ghost Life” (Youtube)
Department of Eagles, “Phantom Other” (My friend made this video!)
Eugene McGuinness, “Monsters Under the Bed” (Youtube, official video)
Fanfarlo, “Ghosts” (Youtube, live at SXSW)
First Aid Kit, “Ghost Town” (Youtube, official video)
Florence and the Machine, “My Boy Builds Coffins” (I saw this video when it first came out!)
Girls, “Ghost Mouth” (Youtube, live in Dublin)
Laura Marling, “Night Terror” (official videos one one and two)
Matthew and the Atlas, “Deadwood” (Youtube, live in Belfast)
The Middle East, “Blood” (Youtube, beautiful fan video)
Noah and the Whale covering Daniel Johnston, “Devil Town” (Youtube, live in LA)
St. Vincent, “Laughing with a Mouth of Blood” (Youtube, official video)
Summer Camp, “Ghost Train” (Youtube, official video)
Talking Heads, “Psycho Killer” (Youtube)
Timber Timbre, “Demon Host” (Youtube, official video, and worth the repeat from my last playlist)
Also check out Peggy Sue’s very appropriate “Horror Move Marathon”–especially if that’s what you did this weekend.