March of the Zapotec/Holland EP

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March of the Zapotec/Realpeople-Holland EP
EP by Beirut
Released February 17, 2009
Genre Balkan folk
Electronica
Label Ba Da Bing Records
Beirut chronology
The Flying Club Cup
(2007)
March of the Zapotec/Holland EP
(2009)
The Rip Tide
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Drowned in Sound (8/10)[1]
NME (8/10)[2]
Pitchfork Media (8.1/10)[3]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[4]

March of the Zapotec/Holland is a double EP by Beirut. March of the Zapotec contains music influenced by Zach Condon's then recent trip to Oaxaca, Mexico.[5] The Jimenez Band, a 19-piece band from Teotitlán del Valle, backs Condon on this EP.[6] March of the Zapotec also features one of Condon's favorite works, "The Shrew".[7] Holland contains electronic music, credited to "Realpeople", one of Condon's pre-Beirut pseudonyms.[8]

Leak and Early Release[edit]

On January 23, 2009, the EPs leaked to file-sharing networks,[9] and four days later, on January 27, the iTunes US and UK stores made the album available for purchase.

March of the Zapotec Track listing[edit]

  1. "El Zócalo" - 0:29
  2. "La Llorona" - 3:34
  3. "My Wife" - 2:11
  4. "The Akara" - 3:54
  5. "On a Bayonet" - 1:41
  6. "The Shrew" - 3:44

Holland Track listing[edit]

  1. "My Night with the Prostitute from Marseille" - 3:07
  2. "My Wife, Lost in the Wild" - 3:13
  3. "Venice" - 4:02
  4. "The Concubine" - 3:28
  5. "No Dice" - 5:24

Music videos[edit]

Owen Cook animated and directed the official video for "La Llorona", which is thematically related to the legend of La Llorona, a popular story from Mexico also famous in other places in Central America.[10]

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