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21-06-2007
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...details on the new album have been announced so I thought it was time to start a long overdue on everyone's myspace friend.


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Personally I think they live up to the hype, I find their music to be extremely uplifting and just beautifully done. and I firmly believe that Gulag Orkestar beats the summer heat like no electric fan..

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tracklist of The Flying Club Cup (out October 9th)

0 A Call to Arms
1 Nantes
2 A Sunday Smile
3 Guyamas Sonora
4 La Banlieu
5 Cliquot
6 The Penalty
7 Forks and Knives (La Fête)
8 In the Mausoleum
9 Un Dernier Verre (Pour la Route)
10 Cherbourg
11 St. Apollonia
12 The Flying Club Cup

.. with alleged influences of Jacques Brel.

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Thank you for this, though, he's not my myspace friend.

And I agree, I love everything they've (is it they or he, I get cunfused ) So much better than all the average, though...I don't like the cover they did of Ederlezi It's awful.

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i kept thinking to myself, who's going to start the inevitable beirut thread - wasn't expecting it to be you though, M :p

i was meant to be seeing them tonight, but alas i've a throat infection and going out is the last thing i should do.

the other day someone asked me who i'd liken them to... i said a strange hybrid of magnetic fields, neutral milk hotel and sufjan
can anyone think of something more... accurate?! his voice reminds me of owen pallett... (final fantasy)

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^I should've started it last year and stayed away from the suspicious reputation

Neutral Milk Hotel is a good reference, I think.. .
I'd probably include the Skygreen Leopards and the Microphones among them too.. but that might be completely off-base haha.
I think what sets him apart from a lot of these bands with 'folklore' sounds is that he seems to be really trying to achieve the traditional sound, no?.. i mean, in some modern way but he's not deviating into psychedelic, rock or just something more 'deliberately challenging'.. which makes far him more accessible and at the same time, a bit hard to compare because most artists do channel their sound into a very different route than their obvious influences, no?.
ugh, I sound so redundant, hahaha.

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actually, i had it on in the kitchen before and my mom thought it was the buena vista social club
oh, and the accordian on mount wroclai is uncannily yann tiersen, circa Amelie :p

i don't know enough about the traditional sound, to know that he is it... but i shall take your word for it

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Tiersen!. ..that would be a very good reference, no?. still on that subject haha.
I think his last stop on the trip was Mexico :p.. right after Easter Europe.. which might explain the mariachi sounds in Brandenburg, the Cuban.. trumpets and some of the scattered latin sounds.. though folklore music in latin america is also very similar to some european one, he could've picked it all up in one place ha!

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Can't say The Flying Club Cup is doing anything for me, so far...

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Beirut is very good, I love it....

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yay! love it

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I have their music but have only gotten a chance to listen to two or three songs. But what I've heard, I like a lot.

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i just bought the flying club cup last week, but i must say i like the gulag orkestrar more...
and that postcard from italy's video is so beautiful i think...

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I'm still waiting for my brother to send me the flying club cup,

I love Gulag Orkestar.. But my friends don't allow me to listen to it in the car, they think it is quite odd.

Nice call on starting a thread, mullet!

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I'm still waiting for my brother to send me the flying club cup,

I love Gulag Orkestar.. But my friends don't allow me to listen to it in the car, they think it is quite odd.

Nice call on starting a thread, mullet!
LOL yeah the music is not for everybody

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I looove Beirut ... "Carousels," "Postcards From Italy" and "Mount Wroclai (Idle Days)" are just perfect.
Does anyone have an mp3 copy of the Flying Cup Club? I've been to lazy to go out to the store and buy, so I was wondering if someone could email me the files?

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