Beirut Return with 'No No No' Album

Beirut Return with 'No No No' Album
Worldly sonic explorers Beirut have remained relatively silent since 2011's The Rip Tide, which happened to land them an Exclaim! cover story. Four years later, the group have finally announced plans for a new release.

The album is called No No No, and a press release explains that it was recorded by band leader Zach Condon in Brooklyn, with assistance from bassist Paul Collins and drummer Nick Petree.

No No No was recorded in the aftermath of a breakdown Condon experienced in 2013, as well as his recent divorce. "For the first time in my life, I was facing extreme self doubt," Condon said. "I had hit rock bottom."

It's not all doom and gloom, however. Condon has since started a new relationship and has a new handle on life. "Having a positive presence like her both provides a healthy guiding force and shines a light on all the negative things in your life.... I definitely wouldn't be where I am now without her."

No No No will arrive on September 11 via 4AD. The album's title track can be streamed below.

Beirut will also embark on a large world tour later this year, complete with a handful of Canadian stops. The full itinerary is available below.

No No No:

1. Gibraltar

2. No No No

3. At Once

4. August Holland

5. As Needed

6. Perth

7. Pacheco

8. Fener

9. So Allowed

Tour dates:

06/19 Woodstock, NY - Bearsville Theatre

06/26 Montreal, QC - Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

06/28 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Jazz Festival

07/16 Pemberton, BC - Pemberton Music Festival

08/22 Portland, OR - Musicfest NW

09/14 Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique

09/17 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso

09/20 Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle

09/22 Paris, France - Zenith

09/24 London, England - Brixton Academy 

10/01 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall

10/04 Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe National Historic Landmark

10/06 San Diego, CA - Open Air Theatre

10/07-08 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium

10/10 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre

10/13 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre

11/03 Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre

11/06 Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre

11/07 Boston, MA - House of Blues

11/10 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre

11/13-14 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall