Lon Gisland

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Lon Gisland EP
EP by Beirut
Released January 30, 2007
Genre Indie folk
Length 16:29
Label Ba Da Bing
Beirut chronology
Gulag Orkestar
Lon Gisland
Pompeii EP

Lon Gisland EP is an EP by Beirut, released by Ba Da Bing Records in January 2007. It is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed Gulag Orkestar and the first album performed by the full band, which came together after the release of Gulag Orkestar. The album includes a reworked version of "Scenic World", a re-recording of the song that appears on Beirut's previous album.[1]

The album was released on CD by Ba Da Bing! Records[2] and LP single-sided 12" by Chouette Records.[3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media (7.8/10) [1]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [4]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3/5 stars [5]

Pitchfork Media's Brandon Stosuy gave Lon Gisland a positive review, calling Condon's decision to play with a full band a "smart move." Stosuy ended his review by writing "It seems Condon's getting all this-- by embracing the developments, he's started to go beyond chewing the scenery to, well, actually living in it."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Zach Condon

No. Title Length
1. "Elephant Gun"   5:48
2. "My Family's Role in the World Revolution"   2:07
3. "Scenic World"   2:53
4. "The Long Island Sound"   1:18
5. "Carousels"   4:23
  • The album's version of "Scenic World" differs from the first in that it has a slower, stronger sound and is entirely acoustic, with a violin and accordion replacing the original MIDI keyboard.


The following people contributed to Lon Gisland:[6]

  • Rob Carmichael - Design, Layout Design
  • Josh Clark - Engineer
  • Perrin Cloutier - Accordion, Cello
  • Ryan Condon - Composer
  • Zach Condon - Composer, Mixing, Piano, Trumpet, Ukulele, Vocals
  • Kristin Ferebee - Violin
  • Paul Johnson - Mixing
  • Jon Natchez - Clarinet, Glockenspiel, Sax (Baritone), Ukulele
  • Adam Nunn - Mastering
  • Nick Petree - Percussion
  • Kelly Pratt - Euphonium, Flugelhorn, Trumpet


Chart (2007) Peak
US Top Heatseekers 37[7]


  1. ^ a b c Stosuy, Brandon. Album Reviews: Beirut: Lon Gisland EP. Pitchfork Media. 31 January 2007
  2. ^ BEIRUT - Lon Gisland EP. BA DA BING records. Retrieved 19 June 2011
  3. ^ Beirut: Lon Ginsland. Midheaven Mail Order. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. Beirut: Lon Gisland. Rolling Stone. 25 January 2007. Retrieved 19 June 2011
  5. ^ Beirut - Lon Gisland EP. Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 19 June 2011
  6. ^ Lon Gisland - Credits. Allmusic. Retrieved 19 June 2011
  7. ^ Lon Gisland - Charts & Awards. Allmusic. Retrieved 19 June 2011