Elephant Gun (EP)

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Elephant Gun
Beirut-Elephant Gun EP.jpeg
EP by Beirut
Released June 25, 2007
Genre Indie folk
Length 13.35
Label 4AD Records
Beirut chronology
Pompeii EP
Elephant Gun
The Flying Club Cup

Elephant Gun is an EP by Beirut, released in 2007. The title track was originally released on Lon Gisland.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Zach Condon, unless otherwise noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Elephant Gun"     5:49
2. "Transatlantique"     3:36
3. "Le moribond/My Family's Role in the World Revolution"   Jacques Brel, Zach Condon 4:10

Track 3 was recorded during a KEXP Radio Session live at the Austin City Limits on March 16, 2007.

Released by 4AD Records, on June 25, 2007, Catalog Number AD 2729. Also available on promo CD, with a full-art cardboard slip-case. Artwork for both by John Wozencroft.

Music Video[edit]

Still From "Elephant Gun" video, photo by: Kristianna Smith

A music video was made for the track "Elephant Gun." The video was directed by Alma Har'el.

On working with Zach Condon, Har’el writes, “That sound is how I feel when I’m honest about my life, that juxtaposition of melancholy and loneliness with the absolute enjoyment and happiness of being alive."[1]

The choreography is by Paula Present. [2]

The video was named one of the top 50 videos of 2007 by Pitchfork Media,[3] while Paste ranked it the 30th best music video from 2000 to 2009.[4]


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