POSTCARDS // Ruptured Session #2 // 26 Jan 2018

For our second “Ruptured Session” of 2018, we were thrilled to welcome in the studios of Radio Liban 96.2FM 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.


Ruptured News // Sept-Oct 2017

SEPTEMBER 9
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

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SEPTEMBER 9
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


SEPTEMBER 13
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

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SEPTEMBER 22
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]

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OCTOBER 1 
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Cinemix “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.


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:
https://fracturedair.com/2017/09/07/first-listen-crystal-palace-by-fadi-tabbal/

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(2016 end-of-year lists) – POSTCARDS

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

POSTCARDS / RANY BECHARA

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
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POSTCARDS / PASCAL SEMERDJIAN

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
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Kevin Morby – Singing Saw
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POSTCARDS / MARWAN TOHME

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
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POSTCARDS / JULIA SABRA

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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Décalages Radio Show // 11 Sept 2016

Sunday 11 September 2016, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (10am-12pm)

1. Steve Gunn
2. Mike Cooper
3. Bob Dylan
4. The Byrds (Bob Dylan cover)
5. Ben Watt (Bob Dylan cover)
6. Ramly (lb)
7. Sandmoon (lb)
8. The Antlers
9. Asaf Avidan
10. Bachar Mar-Khalifé (lb)
11. White Trees (lb)
12. Piers Faccini
13. Low
14. Filter Happier (lb)
15. Wild Beasts
16. Postcards (lb)
17. Electrelane
18. Safar (lb)
19. Jim O’Rourke
20. Alain Bashung
21. Gérard Manset
22. Noir Désir
23. Mashrou’ Leila (lb)
24. Yasmine Hamdan (lb)
25. Soapkills (lb)
26. Tindersticks


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ANTHONY SEMAAN // Interview // 16 Nov 2015

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!


Track listing:
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


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

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(2014 end-of-year lists) – POSTCARDS

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

POSTCARDS

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)

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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

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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

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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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POSTCARDS // Ruptured Session // 11 Nov 2013

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. Their line-up for this session consisted of Julia Sabra (vocals, ukulele & guitar), Marwan Tohme (guitar & vocals), Rani Bechara (bass & backing vocals) and Pascal Semerdjian (drums & backing vocals).

Listen: Ruptures Postcards (part 1) + Ruptures Postcards (part 2)


[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

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