Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Brooklyn music videos (Part deu)

I can't imagine that too many 21 year old kids in France listen to Jacques Brel, as Zach Condon claims to have done while composing The Flying Cup Club, Beirut's second full length release.

The heavily French influenced, accordion and horns laden record is beautiful, dramatic and epic. It's the perfect thing to listen to while picnicking on a Sunday afternoon. The songs, with titles such as "Nantes," "La Banlieue" and "Cherbourg," are each meant to represents a different French city.

Along with the album, which was released last month, the band teamed up with La Blogotèque director Vincent Moon and shot videos for each song, unveiling them on their website as they went along. The process is complete and all twelve videos are now available on

The videos take place in various Brooklyn locations including old buildings, a church, the waterfront, a garage, apartments and the street. The site offers both a French and English translated explanation about the original inspiration for the song and the concept behind the video.

If you haven't heard the album, this is a great opportunity to give it a listen free and if you already own and adore it like me, you'll definitely want to check out these videos.

Could anything suit me better than songs about French cities visually realized in Brooklyn locales? Parfait. Thanks Beirut!

1 comment:

yer_bot said...

the new NYLON magazine has an intereview/article on Zach Condon and Beirut, super cute! His parents fell in love in the line to get food stamps!