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Dirty Beaches

The project of Alex Zhang Hungtai, Dirty Beaches' spanned low-slung, lo-fi, post-rockabilly to ambient instrumentals. Born in Taiwan, Hungtai moved to Canada at an early age. Starting in 2005, he released a slew of albums, EPs, and cassettes on labels such as Night People and Fixture Records. Hungtai's music is equally familiar-sounding and surreal, mixing a croon worthy of Elvis or Roy Orbison with Suicide-like drum machines and a fondness for found sounds and hypnotic loops. He moved to Zoo Records for his official debut album, Badlands, which was released in early 2011. Hungtai remained busy, issuing singles on Suicide Squeeze and a split with Xiu Xiu in 2011 and 2012. He released the Water Park soundtrack on A Records in March 2013 and the double album Drifters/Love Is the Devil that May. In 2014, Hungtai announced that his album Stateless would be his last under the Dirty Beaches name. Featuring viola courtesy of Italian composer Vittorio Demarin and mixing by Dean Hurley, Stateless was released in November 2014. ~ Heather Phares
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  1.   Song
  2.   Low Rider
  3.   True Blue
  4.   Like the Ocean We Part
  5.   Black Kawasaki
  6.   Landscapes In the Mist
  7.   Lord Knows Best
  8.   Mirage Hall
  9.   Neverend
  10.   Ghost On Highway 13
  11.   I Don't Know How To Find My Way Back To You
  12.   Like the Wind
  13.   The Road
  14.   Displaced
  15.   A Train
  16.   Paris
  17.   Shadows
  18.   This is Not My City
  19.   Au Revoir Mon Visage
  20.   A Hundred Highways
  21.   Alone At the Danube River
  22.   Sweet 17
  23.   Hotel
  24.   Time Washes Away Everything
  25.   Love is the Devil
  26.   Canadian Prairies
  27.   Good Bye Edmonton
  28.   Berlin
  29.   Merry Xmas Michael
  30.   I Know
  31.   Fast Girls
  32.   Woman
  33.   Crosses
  34.   L Train
  35.   Pacific Ocean
  36.   Phases
  37.   Vertigo
  38.   Elli
  39.   Horses
  40.   Greyhound At Night
  41.   Like Dreamers Do
  42.   White Sand
  43.   Lone Star
  44.   Stye Eye
  45.   Midnight Runner
  46.   Black Nylon
  47.   Stateless
  48.   Coast to Coast
  49.   Don't Let the Devil Find You
  50.   Shangri-La
  51.   Night City Theme
  52.   Death Valley
  53.   Belgrade
  54.   Lone Runner
  55.   God Speed
  56.   Tides and Shadows
  57.   I Dream In Neon
  58.   Night City
  59.   Elizabeth's Theme
  60.   Somewhere
  61.   Night Walk
  62.   Speedway King
  63.   In the Night
  64.   Night Drive
  65.   Water Park Theme
  66.   Floating Underwater Watching Waves
  67.   Reconstruction Surgery
  68.   Casino Lisboa
  69.   Tu Ne Dis Rien (Dirty Beaches)

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