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Hermes explores the growing international fusion trend in pop rock, focusing on Beirut's brilliant mash-ups. Beirut, alongside bands like DeVotchka and A Hawk and A Hacksaw, draws from Eastern European cultures without necessarily imitating the musical styles closely. The Times asks why this tendency is becoming an indie trend.
This interview with Condon gets personal and stays interesting, providing a powerful image of a very young Zach Condon handling a load of intense transitions with grace.