Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Beirut The Band

3 Signs the Beirut Indie Band is definitely up and coming:
-Getting many more alerts with Google concerning the band than previous months.
-Averaging out an as of yet 0.8 to 1 ratio of Beirut the Band vs. Beirut The Lebanese City in Google Alerts.
-Having 1,930,000 results for Beirut the Band vs. 1,590,000 for the City.
And so time to acknowledge the one and only band that pops up in my Inbox everyday, with the oldest article I can recall:
Beirut: The Band
How a 20-year-old blogosphere star is dealing with massive hype, brutal flops, and a suddenly awkward name.By Rachel Syme Published Aug 6, 2006, New York Magazine

And What does Wikipedia have to say?
Beirut was initially the solo musical project of 23-year-old Santa Fe native Zachary Francis Condon, which later evolved into a band led by Condon. Their first performances were in May 2006, to support the release of their debut album, Gulag Orkestar. The music combines elements of Eastern European and folk with Western pop music. [...] In December 2008, Capitu, a TV Globo miniseries based on Machado de Assis' Dom Casmurro used "Elephant Gun" as its theme, making the band popular in Brazil.
On February 6 2009 Beirut made their debut television performance in the United States on Late Show with David Letterman, performing "A Sunday Smile".
(Yes it seems they're making it big!)