Sunday, May 16, 2010

Song of the Day: Beirut - Postcards From Italy

When 16 year old Zachary Condon dropped out of his Sante Fe high school to enroll in community college, his music career didn't seem very likely to happen. A year later though, he moved to Europe to stay with a cousin, where he became aware and a dan of Balkan folk music. Inspired by his new taste in music, he returned home to New Mexico, where he re-enrolled in college, and began work on his new album. Soon, he had a great collection of material he recorded in his bedroom, and was soon signed under the moniker of Beirut. This is where the project took full force, this interesting world/indie folk sound that became highly acclaimed in the indie/folk community. Postcards From Italy is one of his more well rounded songs, not to folky, not worldy, but just pretty.

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