DOWNLOAD: Beirut - Elephant Gun (MP3 from new EP)

Mountain Goats and friend?

Not only is Beirut about to come out of hiding, check out the two-stage Beggars lineup happening at Emo's at SXSW this year:

Inside Room (Beggars):

  • Voxtrot (playlouder)
  • CALLA (Beggars Banquet)
  • The Early Years (Beggars Banquet)
  • Future Of The Left (too pure)
  • iLiKETRAiNS (Beggars Banquet)

Outside Room (4AD):

What's crazy about SXSW is that as amazing as that show seems, when the day comes you still have to weigh it against like 100 other options.

In other Beirut news, Zach is currently holed up in New Mexico, resting, and working on a new album. The rest of the world is listening to his awesome EP that just came out called "Lon Gisland" (get it? Long Island):

Lon Gisland

You can buy it at Insound who have also announced a little SXSW party of their own:

Friday, March 16th-
Le Tigre, Death & Taxes Magazines, and Hot Freaks Present Insound SXSW w/

** Shout Out Out Out, Pelican, Walter Meego, Black Lips & Apes and Androids **

@ Club Deville- 900 Red River, Austin, TX.
Noon-6pm, $3 at door. Free beer & bbq.

That party is in direct competition with the Pitchfork party.

PLUS, I don't think I ever mentioned that Mastodon and Okkervil River are also playing SXSW this year.

Blonde Redhead is also touring.

And in other Voxtrot news, don't be surprised if you run into any one of them in NYC for the next couple of weeks. Like Jared, they're all here visiting.

**BONUS**: Beirut's McCarren Pool show was taped, and you can download it