FACT music website announced that Dirty Beaches is putting out two LP's on San Diego's own, Zoo Music. Here is the post:
Alex Zhang Hungtai – alias schlocky lo-fi strutter Dirty Beaches – has dropped more information about his plans for 2013.
Hungtai’s 2011 wonderful breakthrough Badlands sounded like Lux Interior fronting The Shadow Ring, and we won’t hear a bad word said against it. Bar a dour 7″ for Slow Boy Records and the occasional single, Hungtai kept quiet in 2011, although we caught rumblings that the Taiwanese emigre had a pair of LPs in the works.
As Exclaim report, more information has emerged about Hungtai’s movements in 2013. In a series of tweets, Hungtai revealed the titles of those two new discs, confirmed they’ll both arrive in 2013, and offered an update on their respective progress.
The first LP to see the light of day will be called Drifters, and is currently “in the mixing lab”. An almost entirely instrumental LP, titled Love Is The Devil, has also just been submitted to the label, and features only a single track with Hungtai’s spooky vocals. Both are due on San Diego label Zoo Music, who also confirmed the news.
Those are all links to Twitter posts. AMERICA 2013!
Here are additional details from Exclaim music website (Canada):
Last year, dark pop auteur Dirty Beaches (aka Alex Zhang Hungtai) told Exclaim! that following "a bunch of split 7-inches with friends and stuff," he'd issue a pair of LPs simultaneously. While the haunted songsmith initially hinted the platters, titledLove Is the Devil and Drifters, would arrive in the fall of 2012, he's now confirmed they'll come out later this year.
"Just submitted 'love is the devil' to @zoomusic666 and the cover art as well," Hungtai tweeted, adding "A lot of blood & tears went into this instrumental LP."
Following a kind tweet from his label Zoo Music ("it rules"), the songwriter noted that the album is one of his "most honest works so far" and that the general vibe is "sad." His pals in Crocodiles then tweeted that the title track is "stunning," which led Hungtai to reveal that he tracked the apparently mellotron-assisted cut "crying in the studio alone in Berlin. 5am. One take."
Drifters, meanwhile, is still in the mixing stages. Due dates have yet to be announced for the LPs.
While the two records will serve as the follow-ups to 2011'sBadlands, Dirty Beaches recent output includes a split LP with Slim Twig, U.S. Girls and Ela Orleans, a 7-inch as part of theKingfisher Bluez singles series, and a score for the short film The Hippo, among others.
So there you go.