Not to end up being confused with Zach Condon’s Eastern European-influenced indie collective Beirut, Small Beirut certainly are a quartet from Portland, OR, who took their name from a nickname bestowed on the city simply by former leader George Herbert Walker Bush after protestors disrupted a presidential image opportunity even though he was in workplace. Although occasionally exhibiting a political advantage (the ballad “Like During Wartime” off their debut record can be an ironic like tune to George W. Bush’s Secretary of Condition Condoleezza Grain), Small Beirut are mainly a sweet-natured and jangly, melodic indie pop music group. Although Small Beirut only shaped in 2004, their primary duo of business lead vocalist Hamilton Sims and guitarist Edwin Paroissien possess played together because the mid-’90s in a number of bands. Carrying out a four-year break while Sims finished grad college, he and Paroissien reunited and documented 2005’s self-released demonstration Permanent Kiss being a duo. Bassist Jon Trause and drummer Alex Inman had been drafted to finish the music group, and Small Beirut began documenting their correct debut record with a set of the Portland indie scene’s leading lighting, co-producer Chris Robley, whose horn, string, and key pad preparations fleshed out the band’s previously bare-bones indie pop audio, and mixing machine Jeff Stuart Saltzmann. The producing recording, High Dive, premiered in early 2008.