Postcards from Italy by Beirut

Earlier today I had a craving for some Beirut, so I decided to look up this old video he did for Postcards from Italy, which is from his last first full length, Gulag Orkestar. This is hands down my favorite song off the album, so I was happy to see that he had made an equally great video for it. The video features a bunch of home video footage from all over the place, but mostly it gives you the sense of an amazing summer, or maybe thinking back on an amazing life. Either way, it makes me really happy to watch it. Plus that combination of ukulele and horns gives me goosebumps every time.


5 Comments Postcards from Italy by Beirut

  1. Luke July 18, 2008 at 7:06 PM

    Ah, my favourite song from that album as well, and that film clip just made my morning. Thank you.

  2. Will July 19, 2008 at 1:21 AM

    Not to sound elitist or anything…

    But isn’t “The Flying Club Cup” his “last full length”?

  3. BobbyBobby July 19, 2008 at 2:14 AM

    And by last, I definitely meant first, whoops!
    Thanks Will!

  4. miss lissie July 19, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    my favourite beirut song! i approve!

  5. Dean July 20, 2008 at 6:21 AM

    I concur, this song is one of my favourite Beirut tracks, along side Guyamas Sonora.

    Lovely post again on kitsunenoir

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