Video: Beirut – ‘Vagabond’

By , Feb 23 2012

Beirut, the still-pretty-brilliant band led by Zach Condon, have a new video out.

Taken from last year’s album The Rip Tide, the song is classic Beirut, full of emotive, stretched out accordion and backroom swing. The video comes directed by Sunset Television, and was shot at The Greenpoint, Brooklyn Hall Warsaw.

In the directors’ words [via Pitchfork], it features soldiers and sailors “flirting with nurses and hard-living local girls at a dance”, and was inspired by the aesthetic of Milos Forman films from the 1960s. “With all the smoking, drinking, and advanced pregnancy, the video will probably be banned from MTV, so we hope lots of people enjoy it on the internet.”

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