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

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