with a heavy cultural patina in eastern europe, france and otherwise abroad beirut encapsulates something remarkable in two equally strong back to back albums. syrupy gypsy lyrics backed with a cacophony of strings, accordion, horns and Zach Condon's trumpet sound like what i can only imagine paris feels like.

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for a sample you can check out live performances on KEXP:
KEXP - KEXP Live Performances Podcast

And 2 songs off of the "song of the day" podcast:
KEXP - KEXP Song of the Day