March of the Zapotec & Realpeople: Holland

Label
Pompeii Records
Release date
19 Nov 2012
Running length
11 tracks
Running time
34:41

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 El Zócalo 0:28 15,150
2 La Llorona 3:34 159,049
3 My Wife 2:10 142,222
4 The Akara 3:53 139,966
5 On A Bayonet 1:40 129,020
6 The Shrew 3:43 129,965
7 My Night With The Prostitute From Marseille 3:07 160,251
8 My Wife, Lost In The Wild 3:13 106,169
9 Venice 4:01 127,061
10 The Concubine 3:28 127,845
11 No Dice 5:24 106,742

About this album

March of the Zapotec/Holland is a double EP by Beirut. March of the Zapotec contains music influenced by Zach Condon’s recent trip to Oaxaca, Mexico. The Jimenez Band, a 19-piece band from Teotitlán del Valle, is backing Condon on this EP. March of the Zapotec also features one of Condon’s favorite works, “The Shrew.” Holland contains electronic music, credited to “Realpeople”, one of Condon’s pre-Beirut pseudonyms.

On January 23, the EPs leaked to file-sharing networks, and four days later, on January 27, the iTunes US and UK stores made the album available for purchase. Despite this being almost a month before the album was expected to be released, Condon has not made any statements regarding this inconsistency.

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  • thrashdeth

    Very interesting part of it is zach's traditional folk trumpet sounding stuff the other half is electronic mix stuff still cool.

    22 Aug 2012 Reply
  • fr3za

    It's hard to pick a favorite!!♥

    31 Jul 2012 Reply
  • autumn-fall

    La Llorona ♥

    21 Dec 2011 Reply
  • derapfelsaft

    2 CDs complètement différents, mais qui créent un album des plus merveilleux. vive beirut.

    6 Aug 2011 Reply
  • ninetastic

    Holland is amazing [3] !!!

    18 Apr 2011 Reply
  • woordenaar

    Holland is amazing!!@!

    27 Jan 2011 Reply
  • florinutz

    all crap except for The Akara and The Shrew

    17 Jan 2011 Reply
  • chegney

    OMG!! I love the song "No Dice"!!

    8 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Miraclemunkee

    I agree with NationAstray. "No Dice", "Venice", "The Shrew", "My Night...", etc. are great tracks for wrapping up the album. I've always been a fan of "La Llorona" and downloaded the single instead of this entire release...Today, though, I ended up giving the entire album a full listen and totally got thrown for a loop with the electronic influences. Really brightened my day.

    11 Sep 2010 Reply
  • porcupinethree

    greatness

    24 Mar 2010 Reply
  • cyberfruit

    Holland is the superior of the two, imo. I can't really sit though March of the Zapotec.

    7 Mar 2010 Reply
  • ppaauu

    I loved every bit of it :) and of course, the Mexican influence.

    27 Feb 2010 Reply
  • sascs

    a como son nacos jaja si el disco esta buenisimo de principio a fin

    14 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Gupbuck

    I have listened to this album a lot in 2009 and seen a number of live performances on the internet. My feelings from March 2009 posting have changed. This double EP is excellent. No Dice and My Night... are the highlights. The album fits in really well with Condon's development. Come on a tour to the UK!

    29 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Standingonair66

    Am I the only one who has this on their top albums of the year?

    20 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Sgt_Baker

    Holland is amazing

    13 Dec 2009 Reply
  • lincolnburrows

    MÜKEMMEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    30 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Standingonair66

    Good stuff.

    25 Aug 2009 Reply
  • auntchilada

    si bon, kudos!

    12 Aug 2009 Reply
  • NationAstray

    No Dice, Venice, The Shrew, My Night, The Concubine all amazing! I found it a bit disappointing at first but listen it over a couple times and these tracks jump out at you!

    28 Jul 2009 Reply
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