I kind of feel bad about all these Dirty Beaches posts but seriously if I cared about being popular I would lie and say that all those shitty San Diego bands out there are actually good and people would love me. So fuck it. I wanted to post the VICE review because Vice Magazine was def. an influence on me prior to starting a music blog, getting involved in putting out records and even though they are kinda corporate now I still pay attention to what they are doing. Here is the review:
Fuck singles: 2013 is the year of the double album. If you liked Alex Zhang Hungtai’s recent record Badlands, then pick this one up too. If Badlands was a gaggle of greasers trapped in the echoing carburetor of a ’57 Chevy, then Drifters is that Chevy logging its 248,000th mile on the freeway in 1983, and Love Is the Devil is it being compacted at a scrapyard in 2007. If Badlands took your aunt to Lovers Lane to park in the dark, then Drifters brought her to a divey disco instead, and Love Is the Devil wouldn’t have had the guts to take her out at all. If Badlands were a fluorescent tube light, then Drifters is an early-model, off-color LED, and Love Is the Devil is a dimmed bulb humming on its lowest wattage. Whatever. This double album is really good, and Alex Zhang Hungtai rules. (VICE MAGAZINE)
Oh also the RIAA has revised their sales calculations to credit 10 song specific streams as an album sale, so as of now Dirty Beaches Badlands has "sold" 50,000 units. Is that good? Gold is half a million. Anyway, I'm just going to go for it with Dirty Beaches posts. Fuck it.