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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.   Crosses
  3.   Merry Xmas Michael
  4.   Horses
  5.   Alone At the Danube River
  6.   White Sand
  7.   Shadows
  8.   Greyhound At Night
  9.   Canadian Prairies
  10.   Elizabeth's Theme
  11.   God Speed
  12.   Lone Star
  13.   Lord Knows Best
  14.   I Know
  15.   Death Valley
  16.   Paris
  17.   I Dream In Neon
  18.   Like the Ocean We Part
  19.   Stye Eye
  20.   Black Kawasaki
  21.   Au Revoir Mon Visage
  22.   Somewhere
  23.   Landscapes In the Mist
  24.   Like the Wind
  25.   Tu Ne Dis Rien (Dirty Beaches)
  26.   Low Rider
  27.   Tides and Shadows
  28.   Belgrade
  29.   Don't Let the Devil Find You
  30.   Pacific Ocean
  31.   Night City
  32.   This is Not My City
  33.   Displaced
  34.   Reconstruction Surgery
  35.   Black Nylon
  36.   Like Dreamers Do
  37.   Night City Theme
  38.   Vertigo
  39.   Good Bye Edmonton
  40.   Phases
  41.   Neverend
  42.   Love is the Devil
  43.   L Train
  44.   Casino Lisboa
  45.   I Don't Know How To Find My Way Back To You
  46.   Water Park Theme
  47.   Mirage Hall
  48.   True Blue
  49.   Fast Girls
  50.   Night Walk
  51.   Midnight Runner
  52.   Night Drive
  53.   A Hundred Highways
  54.   Woman
  55.   Floating Underwater Watching Waves
  56.   A Train
  57.   Hotel
  58.   Sweet 17
  59.   Speedway King
  60.   In the Night
  61.   Stateless
  62.   Shangri-La
  63.   Ghost On Highway 13
  64.   Elli
  65.   Lone Runner
  66.   Berlin
  67.   Coast to Coast
  68.   The Road
  69.   Time Washes Away Everything

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