Posts Tagged ‘Postcards’

For our second “Ruptured Session” of 2018, we were thrilled to welcome in the studios of Radio Liban 96.2 FM Lebanese band POSTCARDS, consisting for this particular occasion of Julia Sabra (guitar & vocals), Marwan Tohme (guitar & backing vocals), and Pascal Semerdjian (bass & backing vocals).

The three musicians spoke at length about the making of their most recent release “I’ll be here in the morning” (T3 Records + Ruptured, 2018), presented some of their favorite tracks, and performed two songs from the album.

Listen to the show: 

[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]


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September 9th
DJ set by Ziad Nawfal at Wickerpark Music Festival 2017

The 7th edition of this outstanding Lebanese festival, set on the shores of the coastal city of Batroun, will feature concerts by Alko B., The Bunny Tylers, Kinematik and Who Killed Bruce Lee, among others.

[Facebook event here]


September 9th
The Bunny Tylers: “Chance Meetings”
Album launch by Ruptured during Wickerpark Festival 2017

Ruptured releases the CD version of this Lebanese duo’s (Charbel Haber and Fadi Tabbal) 2nd album, recorded by renowned French producer Benoit de Villeneuve during the summer of 2017.

Listen to an excerpt:

September 13th

Postcards: “I’ll Be Here In The Morning”
Album launch by Ruptured at Beirut Open Space

Ruptured is proud to welcome in its roster exemplary indie folk quartet Postcards, for the release of the CD version of its latest album.

The launch will take place in recently-opened live venue Beirut Open Space, with a DJ set from Ziad Nawfal.

[Facebook event here]


September 22nd
I Am Not A Robot vol. II
DJ night at Yukunkun Club, Beirut

The 2nd installment of this high-octane techno event, featuring the talents of Tamira Soufic, Ziad Nawfal and Essabbagh.

[Visual by Maria Kassab]


October 1st
Munma / Mme Chandelier / Fadi Tabbal
Cine-concert “The Woman One Longs For” at Metropolis Cinema

Ruptured, Metropolis and Goethe Institute Lebanon collaborate on this newly commissioned cinemix for Curtis Bernhardt’s classic film from 1929, featuring three of Lebanon’s most talented experimental musicians.

Later in October 2017
Fadi Tabbal: Museum of Disappearing Buildings
Album release by Beacon Sound and Ruptured

Lebanese guitarist and producer Fadi Tabbal‘s breathtaking 2nd solo record, initially self-released on CD in 2015, is made available on vinyl by Ruptured and USA-based label Beacon Sound.

Listen to an excerpt and read the review by Fractured Air:
First Listen: ‘Crystal Palace’ by Fadi Tabbal

Fadi Tabbal

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We asked some of our musician friends and collaborators to tell us about their 10 favorite albums of 2016.


Capitão Fausto – Capitão Fausto Têm os Dias Contados
Cass McCombs – A Folk Set Apart
Alex Cameron – Jumping The Shark
Ghost – Meliora
Syd Arthur – Apricity
Dungen – Allas Sak
Knifeworld – Bottled Out Of Eden
Whitney – Light Upon The Lake
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Tame Impala – Currents


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
Okervill River – Away
Angel Olsen – My Woman
Mitski – Puberty 2
Fadi Tabbal – How’s Annie
Interbellum – Now Try Coughing
William Tyler – Modern Country
Amber Arcades – Fading Lines
Car Seat Headrest – Teens Of Denial
Whitney – Light Upon The Lake
Kevin Morby – Singing Saw


Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Whitney – Light Upon The Lake
Sufjan Stevens – Carrie and Lowell
David Bowie – Blackstar
Beach House – Thank Your Lucky Stars
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – I Had A Dream That You Were Mine
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
Survive – RR7349
Aphex Twin – Cheetah


Angel Olsen – My Woman
Alex Cameron – Jumping The Shark
Mitski – Puberty 2
PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project
Interbellum – Now Try Coughing
Whitney – Light Upon The Lake
Kevin Morby – Singing Saw
Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – I Had A Dream That You Were Mine
Julie Byrne – Rooms With Walls And Windows
Fadi Tabbal – How’s Annie



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Lebanese folk-rock artists Postcards and Charlie Rayne were the guests of the Ruptures radio program, to discuss Charlie’s new musical venture, Interbellum, as well as Postcards’ mini-tour of Lebanon.

Playlist: Interbellum / Postcards / Interbellum /Fadi Tabbal / Youmna Saba / Serge Yared & Charlie Rayne / Postcards (Beach House cover) / Charlie Rayne / Banana Elephant / Interbellum

Listenruptures interbellum + postcards 2 may

You can purchase the Interbellum EP here


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Lebanese promoter Anthony Semaan from Beirut Jam Sessions was the guest of Ruptures for an exclusive interview, during which he gave a detailed overview of his collective’s past concerts, as well as the numerous events they’ve got planned for the coming two months!

Playlist: Thomas Azier / Stu Larsen / Son Of Dave / Who Killed Bruce Lee / We Are Match / We Were Evergreen / Postcards / Time For T / To Kill A King / Lumi / Gurumiran / Is Tropical

Listen to the show: Ruptures Beirut Jam Sessions

The program of Beirut Jam Sessions for November 2015 / January 2016:

x November 26: Time For T (UK) > https://www.facebook.com/events/494050790766195/
x December 10: Postcards (LB) > https://www.facebook.com/events/1515149968806072/
x December 17: Lumi (LB) > https://www.facebook.com/events/157943351227522/
x December 29: Gurumiran (LB) > https://www.facebook.com/events/202743403390280/
x January 7: Is Tropical (UK) > https://www.facebook.com/events/1491853124450077/

Take a look at Beirut Jam Sessions’ fantastic YouTube channel here


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I asked some of my musician friends from Beirut, to list their 10 favorite albums of 2014…
Or the music they’ve listened to the most during the past year, regardless of date of release


Julia Sabra

In no particular order:

Vashti Bunyan – Lookaftering (2005)
Vashti Bunyan – Just Another Diamond Day (1970)
Beach House – Bloom (2012)
Belle & Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister (1996)
Belle & Sebastian – Tigermilk (1996)
Nick Drake – Pink Moon (1972)
Other Lives – Tamer Animals (2011)
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (2010)
Luluc – Passerby (2014)
The Walkmen – You & Me (2008)

Pascal Semerdjian

In no particular order:

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
Other Lives – Tamer Animals
Nick Drake – Pink Moon
Luluc – Passerby
The Tallest Man On Earth – Shallow Grave
The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
Vashti Bunyan – Lookafterings
Fleet Foxes- S/t
J. Tillman – Vacilando Territory Blues
Animal Collective & Vashti Bunyan – Prospect Hummer EP

Rany Bechara

In no particular order:

Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights
Foals – Holy Fire
Other Lives – Tamer Animals
Bon Iver – Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Belle & Sebastian – Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant
Sigur Ros – Takk

Marwan Tohme

In no particular order:

Nick Drake – Pink Moon
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
Other Lives – Tamer Animals
The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
The Walkmen – Lisbon
Pentangle – Basket Of Light
Joanna Newsom – Have One On Me
Simon & Garfunkel – Wednesday Morning, 3AM
Jackson C. Frank – Jackson C. Frank
The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead



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Lebanese up-and-coming folk band POSTCARDS were the guests of Ruptures on Monday 11 November 2013, for an interview and some exclusive live performances.
The band released its first EP, Lakehouse, during the summer of 2013.

Click on the following links to listen to the show:
Ruptures Postcards (part 1) + Ruptures Postcards (part 2)
[Live sound by Fadi Tabbal]

– Julia Sabra / vocals, ukulele & guitar
– Marwan Tohme / guitar & vocals
– Pascal Semerdjian / drums & backing vocals
– Rami Bechara / bass & backing vocals

You can listen to their gorgeous music here, as well:

[Pictures by Tanya Traboulsi]













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