Since then, the 24 year old has went on to create two full length albums, including, Gulag Orkestar and The Flying Club Cup. He has also finished three EP's: Elephant Gun,Lon Gisland, and Pompeii and in addition one double EP, March of The Zapotec & Realpeople: Holland. Condon recorded part one of the EP, March of The Zapotec, with a Mexican funeral band in Oaxaca, Mexico. He later recorded the second part in his bedroom under the moniker, "Realpeople".
Condon believes it is very important to keep the two projects, Beirut and Realpeople, seperate from each other as they have two very different sounds. Realpeople has more of a techno feel as opposed to Beirut's full brass band sound.
Condon plays countless instruments, guitar not included. When he was fourteen he broke his wrist falling of a bridge into a dry riverbed and later had surgery on it when he was seventeen. Because of this, one of his wrists is 1 & 1/2 inches shorter and, also a considerable amount less flexible than the other which makes it nearly impossible for Condon to reach his wrist around the neck of a guitar. However, Condon doesn't see this as a set back. Instead he substitutes guitar with ukelele and other instruments.
Zach Condon's Marital Status:
Sorry ladies and gents but Condon is definitely taken by Kristianna Smith. Whether he is married to her, remains uncertain but in several interviews he is wearing a gold wedding band on his left ring finger.
Person2: I KNOW RIGHT! Too bad he's already taken by Kristianna Smith. She's not even pretty! The Flying Club Cup was pretty amazing though!
Person1: Well, I don't know. I'm more of a Gulag Orkestar person, myself. I download The Joys of Losing Weight via Bittorrent and I'm absolutely IN LOVE with Realpeople!
Person2: Yeah! Realpeople: Holland was incredible! It's hard to believe he recorded it all in his own bedroom!