Sunday, July 23, 2006

beirut is a kind of a dicey band name

beirut opened for jens the other night, and there were definitely more people to see them than jens! ok i understand they have all the hype in the world going for them right now, but they were still super good! they started with some jams that weren't necessarily sparse or orchestrated, but the build-up was nice for each. i can't really write about then without pointing out that they probably need to listen to a small band called the smiths or the talking heads, whose vocal stylings seem to get lost in indie rock these days.

regardless, beirut powered through a totally solid set, even though he had this freakishly annoying dude pulling arcade fire moves the whole set. dude, we know you're psyched...

check out their myspace page... those songs are totally fucking rad!

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