Video & Audio
Beirut's first official music video highlights both their musical maturity and their youthful hipsterism; depending on your perspective, they either seem like cool geniuses or like overconfident kids.
View "Elephant Gun," "The Concubine," and "Postcards from Italy," on Beirut's website (as of July 2011; videos from the new album are forthcoming).
Beirut's sound is fabulous recorded, and fabulous live; a video can't capture either of these, but the musicians' power and versatility still comes through a bit.
Condon plays beautifully from a conch shell to demonstrate the depth of his love for brass instruments. Apparently shells were the first wind instruments.