Beirut's Eastern European-inspired folk music always sounds like it was made for an era closer to World War II -- you know, when it was kosher to smoke three cigarettes at once, get loaded at a ballroom with your best soldier mates, ogle over women with eyepatches and chase live chickens around the room. So it's fitting that Zach Condon's new video for "Vagabond," directed by the folks at Sunset Television, taps exactly into those moments of debauchery. Note the song's poignant trumpets that soundtrack an exquisite moment where a nurse is huddled over a trashcan with little regret. It's vintage partytime, Beirut style.
Read Hive's interview with Condon, where he discusses his new dog and latest album, The Rip Tide.