Beirut have launched an official video for No No No album track 'Perth'. The split-screen film, directed by Clara Aranovich and filmed in Yosemite and Santa Monica, focuses on a dancing Maceo Paisley sashaying between snow and sand.
Speaking about her ‘Perth’ video treatment, Aranovich says - “I’ve long been a fan of Beirut’s music. In fact, the very first short film I directed in film school was set to a Beirut song. There’s something in the rhythm and sound of ‘Perth’ that immediately conjures images in my mind of funk-era dance; I knew I wanted to throw back to that period. Nature is a somewhat like a church to me – a place of reverence that is deeply democratic in that it belongs to both everyone and no one. These places are as beautiful as they are a neutral canvas, as real as they are surreal.”
Zach Condon and co. have been added to the bill for this year’s BBC 6Music Festival, taking place next month in Bristol.
The band will play Motion on Sunday 14th February. Beirut will also headline three sold-out shows that same month; London’s Roundhouse on February 12th, the Albert Hall, Manchester on February 13th and the Casino de Paris in the French capital on February 16th. They'll also appear at Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona at the start of June, announced earlier today. They'll then head to North America for a run of shows.
12th – Roundhouse, London, UK - SOLD OUT
13th – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK - SOLD OUT
14th – 6Music Festival @ Motion, Bristol, UK [Details]
16th – Casino de Paris, Paris, France - SOLD OUT
5th - The Fillmore, Charlotte NC, US
6th - Bulkhead Theatre, Atlanta GA, US
8th - TransAtlantic Festival, Miami FL, US
10th - The NorVa, Norfolk VA, Canada
11th - The National, Richmond VA, Canada
12th - Rams Head Live!, Baltimore MD, US
1st - 5th - Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain
31st - State Theatre, Portland ME, US
1st - The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester NY, US
2nd - Celebrate Brooklyn, Brooklyn NY, US
Director – Clara Aranovich
EP – Danielle Hinde
Cinematographer – Lowell A. Meyer
1st AC – Saxon Richardson
Dancer/Choreographer – Maceo Paisley