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 Beirut
Released February 17, 2009
Genre Indie folk, Balkan folk
Length 34:47
Label Pompeii Records
Beirut chronology
The Flying Club Cup
March of the Zapotec/Holland EP
The Rip Tide
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.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Zach Condon.

March of the Zapotec
No. Title Length
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
No. Title Length
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
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]