March of the Zapotec/Holland EP

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March of the Zapotec/Realpeople-Holland EP
March of the Zapotec - Holland EP (Front Cover).png
EP by
ReleasedFebruary 17, 2009
GenreIndie folk, Balkan folk
LabelPompeii Records
Beirut chronology
The Flying Club Cup
March of the Zapotec/Realpeople-Holland EP
The Rip Tide
Professional ratings
Review scores
Drowned in Sound(8/10)[1]
Pitchfork Media(8.1/10)[3]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 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.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Zach Condon, except where noted.

March of the Zapotec
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
Total length:15:33
Realpeople: Holland
1."My Night with the Prostitute from Marseille"3:07
2."My Wife, Lost in the Wild"3:13
4."The Concubine"3:28
5."No Dice"5:24
Total length:19:14

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]