This video for the title track off Beirut‘s latest album starts off with some gorgeous footage of a boat on the open water. It’s simple and peaceful, and then at 2:50, it reaches that elusive next level. Says Zach Condon:

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.

Beirut tour dates:

6/22 Full Hit Of Summer Festival – Arena Vienna, AT Buy Tickets

6/23 Southside Neuhausen – ob Eck, DE Buy Tickets

6/24 Hurricane – Sheessel, DE Buy Tickets

6/26 Hove Festival – Arendal, NO Buy Tickets

6/27 Train – Aarhus, DK Buy Tickets

6/29 Rock Werchter – Werchter, BE Buy Tickets

6/30 Open Source Festival – Dusseldorf, DE Buy Tickets

7/13 Quebec City Intl Summer Festival – Quebec City, QC Buy Tickets

7/16 Metropolis Theatre – Montreal, QC Buy Tickets

7/17 Metropolis Theatre – Montreal, QC Buy Tickets

7/19 The Sound Academy – Toronto, ON

7/21 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN Buy Tickets

7/23 The Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB Buy Tickets

7/25 Edmonton Event Centre – Edmonton, AB Buy Tickets

7/26 Calgary Folk Music Festival — Calgary, AB Buy Tickets

7/28 Orpheum Theatre — Vancouver, BC Buy Tickets

8/28 House of Blues Boston – Boston, MA  Buy Tickets

8/29 Rumsey Playfield – New York, NY Buy Tickets

9/01-9/02 FYF Festival – Los Angeles, CA Buy Tickets

9/03 Fox Theater – Oakland CA  Buy Tickets

9/05 Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA Buy Tickets

9/06 McDonald Theatre – Eugene OR  Buy Tickets

9/07 MusicfestNW – Portland, OR  Buy Tickets

9/11 Barrlowlands – Glasgow, UK Buy Tickets

9/12 Academy – Leeds UK Buy Tickets

9/14 Hammersmith HMV Apollo – London, UK Buy Tickets

9/15 We Love Green Festival – Paris, FR Buy Tickets

9/16 Leffinge Lauren – Leffinge, BE Buy Tickets

9/18 TonHalle – Munich, DE Buy Tickets

9/19 Columbiahalle – Berlin, DE Buy Tickets

9/21 Turkcell Kurcesme – Area Istanbul, TR Buy Tickets

11/11 Harvest Festival – Werribbe Park, Melbourne, AU Buy Tickets

11/17 Harvest Festival – Parramatta Park, Sydney AU Buy Tickets

11/18 Harvest Festival – Botanical Gardens, Brisbane, AU Buy Tickets

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