Dirty Beaches is the one-man project of Alex Zhang Hungtai. His music is described as lo-fi minimalist rockabilly, rearranging timeless sounds of a distant past to create a nostalgic brand of experimental music. So far he’s released several tapes and 7 inches, but this will be his first proper LP, scheduled for release by Zoo Music on March 29, 2011. As far as I’m concerned, this music is beyond cool.
Here are “Sweet 17” and “Lord Knows Best” from the upcoming album: