Zach Condon popped in to Late Night
for his second after-hours appearance of the month as Beirut
. This time around, he played the upbeat "Santa Fe." Truth be told, we prefer the chorus harmonies of "A Candle's Fire", but the horn riffs on "Fe" are pretty snappy as well. Genuinely surprised Quest didn't try to squeeze in some auxiliary percussion, but hey, he can't back 'em all up. Maybe he didn't meet the dress code?
Check out "Santa Fe" and Condon's floppy hair below.
The Rip Tide
is out. And be sure to check out our full concert video with Beirut
a few years back at Music Hall of Williamsburg, where he plays one of the Rip Tide
tunes ("East Harlem") more than two years before it was released.