Featured Video: Beirut - The Rip Tide


Posted at 11:30am, 6/22/2012

Beirut has just released the new video for "The Rip Tide," the title-track to their latest, critically-acclaimed album. "The Rip Tide" video is a gorgeous journey that we urge to watch until the end. Zach Condon expounds on the song and the video:

"I always felt that The Rip Tide wasn't fully able to project its own ambitions in song form.. no matter how it was performed or recorded, it felt contained by sound alone... I wanted more, as I often do with my music, and this is not a bad thing. Growing to accept a song's limits is part of the process of creating and loving them. Which was why I was so excited to see what Houmam had dug into when he picked The Rip Tide out of all others for a video. The concept fit, and the product brought the song somewhere that I had only been able to describe to myself, now available for others to see and feel it much more as I had in the process of writing it."

Click on the video to watch:

Beirut Tour Dates:

6/22 Full Hit Of Summer Festival – Arena Vienna, AT
6/23 Southside Neuhausen - ob Eck, DE
6/24 Hurricane - Sheessel, DE
6/26 Hove Festival – Arendal, NO
6/27 Train - Aarhus, DK
6/29 Rock Werchter - Werchter, BE
6/30 Open Source Festival – Dusseldorf, DE
7/13 Quebec City Intl Summer Festival - Quebec City, QC
7/16 Metropolis Theatre – Montreal, QC
7/17 Metropolis Theatre – Montreal, QC
7/19 The Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
7/21 The Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
7/23 The Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
7/25 Edmonton Event Centre – Edmonton, AB
7/26 Calgary Folk Music Festival Calgary, AB
7/28 Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC
8/28 House of Blues Boston – Boston, MA
8/29 Rumsey Playfield - New York, NY
9/01-9/02 FYF Festival - Los Angeles, CA
9/03 Fox Theater - Oakland CA
9/05 Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA
9/06 McDonald Theatre - Eugene OR
9/07 MusicfestNW - Portland, OR
9/11 Barrlowlands - Glasgow, UK
9/12 Academy - Leeds UK
9/14 Hammersmith HMV Apollo – London, UK
9/15 We Love Green Festival – Paris, FR
9/16 Leffinge Lauren – Leffinge, BE
9/18 TonHalle - Munich, DE
9/19 Columbiahalle – Berlin, DE
9/21 Turkcell Kurcesme - Area Istanbul, TR
11/11 Harvest Festival - Werribbe Park, Melbourne, AU
11/17 Harvest Festival - Parramatta Park, Sydney AU
11/18 Harvest Festival - Botanical Gardens, Brisbane, AU

The Rip Tide is out now on Pompeii Records.

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