Posted in music | pictures on June 20, 2006

Ryspace taped the show and posted the MP3s.

Beirut @ Sound Fix

Kelly Bruce reports, "On Saturday (June 17, 2006) Beirut played a free show at Soundfix Records in Brooklyn. It was super sweaty and packed, no A/C and full of people. They had to keep passing cups and bottle of water up from the bar between every song to keep everyone from passing out. Just a couple songs in the PA went out and they played a song without it before they got everything back up and running. The show was pretty much half new stuff (opened with a song called Zebra Safari and then Monster Island for example) and the other half from Gulag. Towards the end they turned off the house lights for a song just because it was so unbearably hot up front. I had wanted to make the show at Northsix on Tuesday but can't because of work. As hot as it was, everyone playing was super energetic and just made the show so much fun. They sounded great!"

Beirut @ Sound Fix

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Comments (9)

I have three videos of the show linked from my site

Posted by Pat | June 20, 2006 5:10 PM

hmmm. I just listened to the live mp3s. is it me or did he speed the songs up a shit load. the crowd sounded chatty. i guess it was the heat. regardless still curious to see him live, but less so after hearing those live tracks.

Posted by hmmm | June 20, 2006 5:28 PM

lets be fair. Those MP3s were recorded in a store.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2006 5:39 PM

i thought they sounded great, and that last song was amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2006 6:34 PM

My first time seeing them and I was blown away.

Posted by Chris | June 20, 2006 6:47 PM

yes I'll be fair. but I think people use the term "blown away" way too loosely these days.

Posted by hmmm | June 20, 2006 7:33 PM

I rarely use it.

Posted by Chris | June 20, 2006 7:56 PM

Postcards From Italy started out especially fast then started to settle down by the second half of the song. The other album tracks are reasonably close to their recorded tempo.

Posted by Ryan | June 20, 2006 8:22 PM

"Monster Island" is a fake title. Zach did the same joke at Joe's Pub, introducing "Brandenburg" as "Monster Island."

The WNYC appearance also got postponed to July 6th, and will be just an interview, not a live performance.

Posted by kathryn | June 21, 2006 2:50 AM

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