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Beirut takes Old World music to indie places

By Matthew Shaer
Globe Correspondent / August 25, 2006

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When Ben Goldberg signed Zach Condon to his Ba Da Bing! Records earlier this year, his expectations were high. Condon, then 19, had already recorded a series of bedroom tapes under the name Beirut, and was performing at small gigs around his native Albuquerque. Goldberg heard in the tapes a compelling musical back story: Beirut's music sounded like an off-kilter ... (Full article: 834 words)

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