June 9, 2012
It’s 3 years in the making (or 45 years depending on your view point) but it’s finally out. Pictured on the left is the new Grand Trine - I Need You Baby/Say It 7” and on the right is the Bohemians - I Need You Baby/Say It 7 from 1967”. Both were pressed in runs of only 300. Less than 100 copies of the new GT one remain and can be ordered now via Almost Ready Records in Brooklyn or grabbed on Ebay. 
I’ve been telling the story til I’m blue in the face these past few years. So all I will say at this point is this is the only record I’ve ever played on that means anything at all or holds any weight for me personally. As a person with very few family ties, and a very minimal family spread thinly across the globe it acts as a thread between estranged kith and kin, the present and the past, and also the reasons I started making music at all when the first instrument was handed to me. We knew the group was dissolving before it was even released but it just seemed like an important record to exist. I want to thank Harry at the label for understanding that and being so enthusiastic about the project anyway. Thankfully they are almost sold-out so I am worrying less and enjoying it more.
As Shub and I enter different worlds lately touring with Dirty Beaches or Cosmetics, travelling around the world and doing things we’ve always wanted to do, I am so happy  our collaborative efforts of the past 4 years amounted to at least one 45RPM single that means something. I now feel like we did what we always wanted to do and we can finally move forward. Thank you! 

It’s 3 years in the making (or 45 years depending on your view point) but it’s finally out. Pictured on the left is the new Grand Trine - I Need You Baby/Say It 7” and on the right is the Bohemians - I Need You Baby/Say It 7 from 1967”. Both were pressed in runs of only 300. Less than 100 copies of the new GT one remain and can be ordered now via Almost Ready Records in Brooklyn or grabbed on Ebay

I’ve been telling the story til I’m blue in the face these past few years. So all I will say at this point is this is the only record I’ve ever played on that means anything at all or holds any weight for me personally. As a person with very few family ties, and a very minimal family spread thinly across the globe it acts as a thread between estranged kith and kin, the present and the past, and also the reasons I started making music at all when the first instrument was handed to me. We knew the group was dissolving before it was even released but it just seemed like an important record to exist. I want to thank Harry at the label for understanding that and being so enthusiastic about the project anyway. Thankfully they are almost sold-out so I am worrying less and enjoying it more.

As Shub and I enter different worlds lately touring with Dirty Beaches or Cosmetics, travelling around the world and doing things we’ve always wanted to do, I am so happy  our collaborative efforts of the past 4 years amounted to at least one 45RPM single that means something. I now feel like we did what we always wanted to do and we can finally move forward. Thank you! 

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× i need you baby almost ready records dirty beaches cosmetics January 16, 2012

EXPRESSWAY - FREE DOWNLOAD

Happy New Year! (2 weeks too late)

I guess we forgot to mention that Bathetic Records+ William Cody Watson + Alex Zhang Hungtai have put together a concept compilation featuring the crew (our underground friends/family/extended family). 

It’s a free download that has been passed around the internet a lot this past week. It even scored album of the week in the Montreal Mirror.

Interesting factoid: The cover art was shot by Alex on Mulholand Drive in California. 

Tracklist:

1. Dirty Beaches - Expressway I
2. Grand Trine - Here Comes The Night
3. Cough Cool - Treal Impala
4. Hot & Cold - Distant Lights
5. Lee Noble - Retreat, Abandon
6. Femminelli - Hotel Suite
7. Xander Harris - When The Dark Was Fed
8. Lantern - Where Are We Now?
9. Ela Orleans - Night Wars
10. Wet Hair - On Edge
11. Tonstartssbandht - Dad Beating Up Dudes (Orlando 1992) 
12. Hobo Cubes - Meditation After Murder (Midnite Drive To The Ocean)
13. William Cody Watson - Hand On My Knee
14. Speculator - Picking Flowers

Download or stream for free at Bathetic Records. 

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× dirty beaches grand trine cough cool hot and cold wet hair tonstartssbandht william cody watson femminelli lantern hobo cubes ela orleans lee noble xander harris

December 5, 2011
lntrn:

A Tip of the hat to GQ magazine for asking Alex (Dirty Beaches) to model for them. I picked this mag up at a Jersey Turnpike pit stop. The same one were Emily met Lady Gaga, perhaps fame visits said magic pit stop. 
Congrats Alex! I guess this means you’ve made it if I can find your picture at a pit stop!
:P
-Z

lntrn:

A Tip of the hat to GQ magazine for asking Alex (Dirty Beaches) to model for them. I picked this mag up at a Jersey Turnpike pit stop. The same one were Emily met Lady Gaga, perhaps fame visits said magic pit stop. 

Congrats Alex! I guess this means you’ve made it if I can find your picture at a pit stop!

:P

-Z

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× Dirty Beaches GQ surreal October 15, 2011

LE VENERDÌ MIXTAPE VOL. 40 - VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD, LA MIXTAPE DI DIRTY BEACHES

Dirty Beaches made a new mixtape for VICE ITALY featuring Grand Trine, Sonic Youth, DNA, etc… molto fresco!

http://www.viceland.com/blogs/it/2011/10/14/le-venerdi-mixtape-vol-40-vintage-hollywood-la-mixtape-di-dirty-beaches/

TRACKLIST

01. Tod Trauer Trapani - Untitled
02. Sonic Youth - Justice is might
03. Grand Trine - Here comes the night
04. DNA - Police chase
05. DNA - Cop buys a donut
06. Miles Davis - Kelo
07. Miles Davis - Enigma
08. Michael Nyman - Decay music (SIDE A)

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× vice italy dirty beaches tod trauer trapani

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August 9, 2011
Citizen Vintage: Citizen Q & A with Dirty Beaches, Grand Trine and Lantern: Part IV

We’ll post some news in the next week or so. Including: New 7inches, new cassette singles, new videos, new-lineup and our return/debut show at this year’s Pop Montreal Festival! 

In the meantime, enjoy the lighter side of fashion:

citizenvintage:

What is your favorite occasion to dress for?

Alex: Fuck, that’s a really hard one. Everyday life. Cause I love life.

Shub: Open casket wakes!

Zachary: The obvious answer is when I perform, but I like to dress up. I want to do that more…


Alex Zhang Hungtai is the mastermind…

× montrea vintage citizen vintage dirty beaches grand trine lantern

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February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

× dirty beaches valentine

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January 10, 2011

Voila!

janbatist:

Dirty Beaches - Lord Knows Best

Best album ever recorded in my apartment! I can’t wait to get a copy of the new Badlands LP which will be released in March on Zoo Music. Alex is going to be back in Montreal playing at Il Motore with Dum Dum Girls & Minks at the end of February. Don’t miss it!

× dirty beaches francoise hardy lord knows best badlands January 2, 2011

top 10 shows I went to this year.

TOP 10 shows I saw in 2010

  • SWANS (Pop Montreal, Le National)
  • THE STOOGES (NXNE, Dundas Square)
  • THE GORIES (Cabaret Du Mile End)
  • GRINDERMAN (Metropolis)
  • HUMAN EYE (Interstice)
  • THE VASELINES (Sala)
  • WET DOG (Il Motore)
  • DIRTY BEACHES (Obey Convention Festival, Khyber Club)
  • THE FRIENDLY DIMENSION (Lord Nelson, Derrick+Nicole’s Wedding Reception)
  • KING KHAN & THE SHRINES (Cabaret Du Mile End)

That’s just my personal list. I feel like I’m forgetting something. - Tobias

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× gories, human eye, swans the stooges grinderman vaselines wet dog dirty beaches