Starting today, and continuing each following Wednesday, I am going to post a song that I just cannot keep of my playlist. This way you can close out your week enjoying the same song. Yes, this is stealing the idea of tons of music blogs, but it had to start somewhere so why not continue the trend. I will add my two cents about the song to avoid a completely meaningless post. Please drop your comments each week so we can track and discuss who’s enjoying what.
This week we hear from Beirut w/ East Harlem, off their new album, The Rip Tide. This track is proof that horns (and Beirut) are back baby! East Harlem highlights Beirut’s amazing ability to transform a simple song into a masterpiece by placing the right instrumentation with an unexpected change of pace.
Listen: Beirut – East Harlem [audio http://www.digitalwell.washington.edu/dw/1/51/e7/e7d78234-38f7-4082-a990-af34a57f48eb.MP3|titles=East Harlem|artists=Beirut]
Listen: Beirut – The Rip Tide; steaming in its entirety over at NPR Music First Listen.