Already on iTunes, Beirut’s The Flying Cup is being released tomorrow. In a previous Pitchfork interview, Zach Condon, the mastermind behind Beirut said this about the album, “I’m thinking about calling [the new album] The Flying Club Cup,” Zach revealed. “Back in the early 1900s, like the 1910s or 1920s, there used to be this hot air balloon festival in Paris– it’s titled after that and after this very bizarre 1910 photo I found [by Leon Gimpel]. It’s one of the first color photos ever made, at the World’s Fair, and it…shows all these ancient hot air balloons about to take off in the middle of Paris. I just thought it was the most surreal image I’d seen in a long time.”

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