Beirut Share Ian Beattie-Starring Video for New Song "Landslide"

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Jasmine Albertson
photo by Morgen Schuler

In less than a month, Beirut will release their first album in four years, Gallipoli. So far, the Zach Condon-led band has shared the title track, the instrumental “Corfu,” and, now, “Landslide.” Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately, depending on your opinion) it’s not a Fleetwood Mac cover. Instead, it’s a glimmering, organ-led song featuring Condon’s layered vocal harmonies. The single comes with a video directed by Eoin Glaister that was shot in Kazakhstan. The clip sees Game of Thrones’ Ian Beattie as a knight who’s having a humorously rough day where his horse continually taunts him, he loses a swordfight, and the damsel he rescues chooses to run off with the knight that bested him.

Gallipoli is out Feb. 1 via 4AD and follows 2015’s No, No, No. Beirut will be embarking on a tour behind the record next month, with a date in Seattle on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Paramount Theatre. Watch the video for “Landslide” below.



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