Imagine my delight to return from a long debate layover in the Bay Area and discover I'd acquired a copy of the Gulag Orkestar's new EP.
Beirut/Realpeople - March of the Zapotec/Holland (out February 17th on Ba Da Bing!)
The result of a much documented excursion to Mexico, March of the Zapotec features six new Beirut songs recorded in collaboration with a Oaxacan funeral band. Holland, credited to Beirut frontman Zach Condon's newly dusted-off Realpeople monicre, is an odd collection of bedroom synthpop remiscent of 2007's archival Pompeii EP.
Beirut are currently working on their follow-up to 2007's album of the year (in my heart if not on the year-end-lists) The Flying Club Cup.
Mp3 -> Beirut - The Akara (from March of the Zapotec)