Beirut - March of the Zapotec & Realpeople: Holland
NME.COM feature on Beirut - March of the Zapotec & Realpeople: Holland album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 17 February 2009
March Of The Zapotec/Holland
Facts about this album; Zach Condon usually plays the trumpet or ukelele with Beirut, as a wrist injury makes playing the guitar painful and taxing Zach Condon first fell in love with Balkan folk music, which dominated the first Beirut album, on a four-month trip to Paris at the age of 17. When he was 15, Zach Condon recorded his first solo album, though under the name 'Real...
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Beirut - March of the Zapotec & Realpeople: Holland: Wikipedia Album Entry
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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