Beirut have announced a new double album compiling unreleased tracks, early works, EPs, and B-sides. The collection is called Artifacts, and it arrives January 28 via frontman Zach Condon’s own Pompeii Records. Today, Beirut have shared the never-before-released track “Fisher Island Sound.” Hear it below.
Artifacts documents the evolution of Beirut and includes some of Condon’s earliest recordings at age 14, as well as tracks from throughout the group’s catalog. “When the decision came to re-release this collection, I found myself digging through hard drives looking for something extra to add to the compilation,” Condon said in the liner notes for Artifacts. “What started as a few extra unreleased tracks from my formative recording years quickly grew into an entire extra records-worth of music from my past, and a larger project of remixing and remastering everything I found for good measure.”
Of the newly-released track “Fisher Island Sound,” Condon added:
Beirut’s most recent studio album Gallipoli came out in 2019.
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