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Beirut is awesome, because their music always sounds like a train ride through some sunny, exotic place.    I loved their album The Flying Club Cup, and then didn’t hear anything new from them for a while…until an EP surfaced, and this song, “Elephant Gun“.  Never before was there a song that called for such an imaginative, bizarre music video.  But that’s not my favorite thing about this song.  My favorite thing is the orchestration.  Lead singer, Zach Condon, plays flugelhorn and ukulele, as he sustained a wrist injury that prevented him from playing guitar.  I believe this non-traditional lead instrument is responsible for the amazing orchestration that happens in this band.

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