Friday, January 30, 2009
Release of the Week: Beirut - March of the Zapotec/Holland EP
This wasn't suppose to be out for a couple of weeks, so you can imagine I was surprised to see that itunes was selling it... but as is so common these days the album leaked and so in an effort to curb file sharing, Ba Da Bing Records released the album early.
This is labeled as a double EP but with the combination of, March of the Zapotec / and Holland is really could be considered one LP (Long Play).
March of the Zapotec/Holland is a double EP by Beirut. March of the Zapotec will contain music influenced by Zach Condon's recent trip to Oaxaca, Mexico. The Jimenez Band, a 19-piece band from Teotitlan del Valle, is backing Condon on this EP. March of the Zapotec also features one of Condon's favorite works, "The Shrew." Holland will contain electronic music, credited to "Realpeople", one of Condon's pre-Beirut pseudonyms. - Wikipedia
This is a wonderful album from a truly talented young musician.
You can download the new single at Beirut.com, upper right corner.