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The Flying Club Cup


Download links and information about The Flying Club Cup by Beirut. This album was released in 2007 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 38:34 minutes.

Artist: Beirut
Release date: 2007
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 13
Duration: 38:34
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No. Title Length
1. A Call to Arms 0:18
2. Nantes 3:50
3. A Sunday Smile 3:35
4. Guyamas Sonora 3:31
5. La Banlieue 1:57
6. Cliquot 3:51
7. The Penalty 2:22
8. Forks and Knives (La Fête) 3:33
9. In the Mausoleum 3:10
10. Un Dernier Verre (Pour la Route) 2:51
11. Cherbourg 3:33
12. St. Apollonia 2:58
13. The Flying Club Cup 3:05



Young Zach Condon, the talented multi-instrumentalist behind world-folk troubadours Beirut, possesses a talent for the theatrical second only to Tom Waits. Yet where Waits has traded in nightmarish distortions of junkyard blues, sea-shanties and broken down honky-tonk, Condon has a passion for the rusted out musical textures of the Old World. Though Condon’s shambolic brass ensembles and swelling ballads may bear little actual resemblance to the music of the gypsies and café idlers he so vividly evokes, his music is possessed of a dreamlike romanticism that manages to redeem even his most florid compositions. Where Condon’s well-received debut ,Gulag Orkestar sought to recapture the drunken chaos of a gypsy orchestra, for Flying Cup Club he has turned his eyes westward, assembling a set of songs that sound as though they might provide a dream soundtrack to a tale of 19th century Parisian debauchery. Condon’s soaring baritone may not be to all tastes, and he often breaks into a melodramatic tremolo that puts a strain on his already overwrought melodies. Nonetheless, Condon has a fine ear for musical textures, and Flying Cup Club has many rewards in store for those willing to indulge Condon’s musical fantasies.