Black & white clip emerges

Beirut have unveiled a new Sunset Television directed clip for their song 'Vagabond'.

Led by Zach Condon, Beirut are at once contemporary and timeless. Making music which speaks clearly about day to day life, the band's folk infused tapestries of sound have an ancient, traditional feel.

So it makes sense to see Beirut transferred into black and white. Recent album cut 'Vagabond' received a cinematic makeover recently, courtesy of Sunset Television. Watch the clip below and then catch a quick quote from the film makers.

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Sunset Television - "We were really excited when Beirut asked us to direct another video,and knew we wanted to make something completely different from 'Santa Fe'. 'Vagabond' tells the story of a group of soldiers and sailors flirting with nurses and hard-living local girls at a dance".

"It was shot at the beautiful Warsaw dancehall in Greenpoint and inspired by the look of Milos Forman movies from the 60's. There were a couple of live chickens on set who were surprisingly easy to work with and natural onscreen. They also tended to shit the moment the camera was on them. 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."

Beirut are set to have a busy summer, following the confirmation of a number of European shows. Due to perform at Field Day, the band have also outlined plans to play Primavera, Forbidden Fruit, Hove, Rock Werchter and more.

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