Tag: Dirty Beaches
I’m over the moon for this record. I’m a frothing Dirty Beaches fan, and that biases my opinion a little, but there is a lot to love on this album. Alex Hungtai, AKA Dirty Beaches has let his guard down a little, and we’re seeing new sides of him and his mysterious persona. Coming off of 2011′s amazing full-length Badlands and some extensive touring, Dirty Beaches has clearly learned a thing or two, and he’s brought it to this new record.
Spanning 16 tracks over two discs, the album is a lot to digest, but that’s completely fine by me. Beginning in familiar territory off-the-bat with “Night Walk,” the first disc hits an apex with the 9-minute odyssey that is “Mirage Hall.” Love is the Devil is mostly instrumental, and sounds like it would/will make for a great film score. The entire album (both discs) is haunting and comforting at the same time, the ambience of the instrumentals is familiar, taking me back to the days when Godspeed! You Black Emperor first blew my mind with their epic soundscapes in my freshman year of university.
Alex described some emotional moments while recording elements of the album and it really shines through. It’s at once impactful and subdued, an album that might fade in to the background for a few tracks, before silently sneaking up and giving the listener a musical punch in the gut.
Cool Dirty Beaches video!
Excitement keeps building round these party for that new Dirty Beaches double LP. This latest single is some super dark and soupy post-punk/rockability and it’s exactly what we want to hear from Alex. Drifters/Love Is The Devil out May 21!
Here’s a newly released Dirty Beaches track first recorded in 2011 with Beijing rock band The Offset: Spectacles. It’s a split tape with Tonstartssbandht out tomorrow to celebrate their Russian tour together.
Barely 2 years after the release of the amazing LP Badlands, Dirty Beaches‘ Alex Hungtai is back with a DOUBLE LP coming out on Zoo Music. This instrumental haunts as it takes a slow walk down dark road and is a great preview of what’s to come. Wish Dirty Beaches luck as he heads out on an intense tour of Europe, and please join my hashtag campaign on twitter to get him to come to Calgary, Alberta. #DRTYBCHSYYC2013
Dirty Beaches is putting out a double album on May 21: Drifters/Love Is The Devil. Good news.
We all know how talented Alex Zhang Hungtai is as a musician, but the man they call Dirty Beaches is also an incredible director. He shot and directed this video for the experimental “Neon Gods & Funeral Strippers.” The track is available from Clandestine as part of a four-way split LP with Slim Twig, U.S. Girls and Ela Orleans.
New split LP from artists that are 3/4 within Silent Shout’s geographic scope (Ela Orleans is from Glasgow) on its way! Based on these tracks, we couldn’t be any more excited. Each artist will contribute about ten minutes of music. We’re especially loving the U.S. Girls track, but Slim Twig‘s and Dirty Beaches‘ also impress in a big way. The Statement is out August 10 and is already available for pre-order. Via No Fear of Pop.