The Joys of Losing Weight

Most everyone knows Beirut, but most do not know about Zach Condon's first project, The Joys of Losing Weight which he recorder under the name of Realpeople. The soundscape of The Joys of Losing Weight resembles a less refined edition of his more recent release, The March of the Zapotec . Amazingly, The Joys of Losing Weight were a bedroom recording project of the 15 year-old Condon. Very chilled out compared with Beirut's other work and in some of the tracks from the album some elements of instrumental post-rock can be found. This may be stretching it, but the young Condon seems ahead of the game, sounding a bit like the artist we previously blogged, Shlohmo. Most interestingly, Beirut has a massive following in Brazil which has spawned a number of Beirut cover bands referred to as Beirutando.

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