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Beirut Release Video for "Landslide," Latest Single off New Album Gallipoli

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In anticipation of their fifth album’s release, Beirut have unveiled their latest single, “Landslide,” and an accompanying video described in a press release as “Monty Python meets Game of Thrones”—so basically, Monty Python with a better budget.

“Landslide” sees the band returning, ever so blithely, to their inoffensive indie sound. Frontman Zach Cohen sings longingly about a “landslide back home,” backed by his old Farfisa organ, which he used when writing the first Beirut two albums (Gulag Orkestar and The Flying Club Cup). The song reaches soaring heights at times, but still remains firmly planted in the band’s comfort zone.

The video itself is equal parts silly and visually stunning. Filmed in Kazakhstan, Game of Thrones actor Ian Beattie roams through a vast, arid landscape. Beattie, in full medieval garb, wends his way through towering canyons as he attempts to get back up on his horse, unlocks a woman’s chastity belt and battles an enemy knight.

See the video (dir. Eoin Glaister) and Beirut’s tour dates below, and discover everything else we know about Gallipoli, out on Feb. 1 via 4AD, right here.

Beirut Tour Dates:

February
10 – New York, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
11 – New York, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
12 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues
14 – Washington, D.C. @ Anthem
15 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Tower
16 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
18 – Montreal, Que. @ Metropolis
19 – Toronto, Ont. @Sony Centre
21 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Pabst Theatre
22 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riviera
23 – St Paul, Minn. @ Palace Theatre
26 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Orpheum
27 – Seattle, Wash. @ Paramount
28 – Portland, Ore. @ Schnitzer

March
02 – Oakland, Calif. @ Fox
05 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Wiltern
30 – Berlin, Germany @ Funkhaus
31 – Berlin, Germany @ Funkhaus

April
02 – Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
04 – Groningen, Netherlands @ De Oosterpoort
05 – Paris, France @ Le Grand Rex
06 – Cologne, Germany @ Palladium
08 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ TivoliVrendenburg – Ronda
10 – Manchester, U.K. @ Albert Hall
11 – Leeds, U.K. @ Leeds Town Hall
12 – London, U.K. @ Eventim Apollo
14 – Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
15 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith
17 – Bourges, France @ Le Printemps de Bourges
18 – Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
19 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Volkshaus

June
28 – Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rochkal Club
30 – Marmande, France @ Garorock (Open Air)

July
04 – Vilanova I La Geltru, Spain @ Vida Festival
07 – Ewijk, Netherlands @ Dwon the Rabbit Hole Festival
09 – Hamburg, Germany @ Stadtpark
11 – Berlin, Germany @ Zitadelle Spandau
12 – Loerrach, Germany @ Stimmen Festival
13 – Mainz, Germany @ Volkspark

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