Beirut have announced the release of their first album in four years titled ‘The Rip Tide’. The album will be released on 29th August (UK) and 30th August (US). The Rip Tide sees a deprature from the grounding force of ‘The Flying Club Cup’ (2007) and ‘March of the Zapotec’ (2009). You can listen to the track East Harlem below which is taken from the forthcoming album and features on their new limited edition single:
Griffin Rodriguez is in the production seat again and there are also some welcome contributions from other artists we have featured on FRUK: violinist Heather Trost (A Hawk and a Hacksaw) and Sharon Van Etten. The Rip Tide promises to be highlight of new sounds that fans will welcome.
01 A Candle’s Fire
02 Santa Fe
03 East Harlem
05 Payne’s Bay
06 The Rip Tide
08 The Peacock
09 Port of Call
Beirut will be on tour in Europe throughout June and September. UK and Irish dates are listed below. Tickets for Beirut’s two headline shows in the UK are now on sale.
30-Jun London / Hyde Park w/ Arcade Fire
02-Sep Dorset / End of the Road Festival
04-Sep Stradballyr, IRE / Electric Picnic
06-Sep Manchester / Academy
16-Sep London / Brixton Academy
Photo Credit: Kristianna Smith