Beirut :: "East Harlem"

No one does mournful, dignified orchestral pop better than Zach Condon's work with Beirut. A suitably sweeping, ukele-based single, "East Harlem" represents Condon's first product since 2009's March of the Zapotec EP and the singer's baroque, Stephin Merritt-style baritone lilts around lyrics like, "Another rose wilts in East Harlem." The second movement, the final 90-seconds, is a horn-rich, figure-eight melody that glides into the distance with serious ease and grace.

Beirut - East Harlem by Revolver USA

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