Track of the Day 492 : Beirut – A Candle’s Fire.

It’s easy to forget about bands sometimes, even those you enjoy. You hear an album that you love, then you buy the next couple, but by then you think you’ve figured out what this band are all about. You move on to something exciting and new and you forget about the old band.

You miss a lot of good stuff this way though. Take Beirut, for example. I loved their album The Gulag Orkestar, enjoyed the next couple of albums, then promptly forgot about them, at least as a new music producing entity.


2011 album The Rip Tide I’d not listened to once until recently, and it turns out I’ve been missing some gems. Most notably, the opener A Candle’s Fire, which condenses everything I love about the band into one track. Reminds me to check in those bands I used to love once in a while, they may still be doing great things.

The first 483 tracks of the day can only be found on my Tumblr. Everything since can be found here. There’s also a Spotify playlist of every single track of the day (or those available on Spotify at least) below:

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2 thoughts on “Track of the Day 492 : Beirut – A Candle’s Fire.

  1. fortherabbitsmusic February 23, 2017 / 9:26 am

    It might well be my favourite Beirut album, a bit less dramatic than it’s predecessors but more interesting than No No No

    • MBW February 23, 2017 / 4:17 pm

      Gulag Orkestar will probably always be my favourite, just because it was my first love, but The Rip Tide is definitely up there. Glad I finally got round to listening to it!

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