Beirut cover of a Caetano Veloso song, which I believe is on the Red Hot + Rio 2 album, a Brazilian inspired cover compilation, featuring St Vincent, Dirty Projectors, Beck, Tom Zé and Os Mutantes. It’s scheduled for release on the 28th of June, 2011. Looks like it’ll be good.
Zach Condon, of Beirut Fame, recently had his photo in the January edition of Vogue. It’s an article where they just dress up young indie stars in designer clothes and also stars The Horrors and a few other bands. Pleasingly, rather than clutching a trumpet or ukulele, his normal instruments of choice, Zach’s got a cavaquinho in his grasp. The instrument originates from Portugal – there’s more on the instrument on wikipedia.