Monday, June 20, 2011

AA Loves - Dirty Beaches

Reaching back to the rockabilly days of the 1950’s, Dirty Beaches fills your ears with morbidly beautiful soundscapes that simultaneously evoke dread and wonder.

Alex Zhang Hungtai, a Canadian by way of Taiwan, captures the gentle sway, sweltering heat, and 50s lovesick cool of a Wong Kar Wai film perfectly with his deep echoing voice and fuzzy guitars.

Mesmerizing melodies play smoothly as Hungtai masterfully coos powerful mysterious lyrics. The overall effect is utterly enchanting and will leave your ears intrigued and hungry for more.

I really cannot say enough good things about Hungtai’s moody and dark aesthetic.

Listen to “Lord Knows Best” and True Blue” below and be sure to pick up his debut album Badlands out now.

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