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 Indie folk, 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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