New Mexico native Zach Condon finds inspiration from the most unlikely sources: Balkan brass bands; French chansons; Mexican mariachi tunes. Over the course of four Beirut albums and several EPs, he has proven himself a one-of-a-kind bandleader, arranger, and not least, a singer. Condon is one of indie rock's last true crooners, pouring his heart into songs that pour forth like sweet laments. Beirut's music is ancient but modern; unsettling but romantic; ragtag but majestic. Give Condon a chance, and you'll want to join the scruffy but sweet street parade that marches through these songs.