Zach Condon

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Live: Handing Out Superlatives To Beirut, St. Vincent, And Other Stars Of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

    Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Brooklyn Academy of Music May 3 - May 5 Better than: NBC's Thursday-night comedy, a Friday night in NYC, and Cinco de Mayo, combined. When covering a festival, you're bound to miss most of the festivities. It's a fact of life, and one that I had to accept when attempting to ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 7, 2011


    We're not in Romania anymore

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Live: Beirut And Sharon Van Etten Beat The Rain At McCarren Park

    ​ Beirut w/ Sharon van Etten, Yellow Ostrich McCarren Park Friday, June 17 Better than: The rainout that at one point seemed likely. It was hard to see Yellow Ostrich through all of the umbrellas when they first took the McCarren Park stage on Friday. By the time the band finished their fir ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 13, 2010


    Beirut go perfectly with the Guggenheim's new exhibit

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Vampire Weekend Vogue Shoot Mercifully Neck Scarf Free

    Yeah, that's right, we're talking about you, Rostam. Scans via Stereogum​Will Vampire Weekend lose their unofficial Polo endorsement? Is this the end of MGMT's scarf, headband, and sunglasses-sponsorship deal with Beacon's Closet? Will Beirut's Zach Condon lose his humble gypsy cred by standin ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 28, 2009


    Beirut sounds like more than just Brooklyn

  • Music

    September 25, 2007

    The Charm Offensive

    Beirut's pleasant globetrotter landscapes are wide-eyed but not terribly deep

  • Music

    July 18, 2006

    A Month on the Town

    The man who's reviewed 12,000 records reviews 32 shows in 30 days

  • Music

    July 11, 2006

    History Lessons

    Brazil, Beliz, San Antonio, Soho, Mother Africa—all journeys into paradise

  • Music

    May 30, 2006

    Gypsy Road, Take Me Home

    Beirut's gorgeous Balkan hymns light ukuleles and MP3 blogs aflame