(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.


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


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


ANTHONY SEMAAN & BEIRUT JAM SESSIONS // 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
Time For T
To Kill A King
Is Tropical

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


(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


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



POSTCARDS // 1st 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).

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

[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]