Artist News

Bye bye Dirty Beaches

By | Published on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Dirty Beaches

Taiwan-born and now Canada-based artist Alex Zhang Hungtai is casting off his nine year-old Dirty Beaches alias, and will take on another ‘stage name’ for whatever it is he’s going to do next. Because why stick with the same name all your life? Quite. That’s strictly for squares, losers and… erm, most of the human race.

Confirming the final dissolve of Dirty Beaches yesterday, Hungtai said in a series of tweets: “Hi guys thank you all for the support of [new album] ‘Stateless’, its sad to say goodbye to DB, but rest assured NEW PROJECTS NEW MUSIC COMING SOON 2015. This may not be a smart move and painful one too, but in the long run I’ll look back and be glad I moved on from Dirty Beaches. Thank you all x. RIP DIRTY BEACHES 2005-2014. Time to move on”.

‘Stateless’, Hungtai’s forthcoming all-instrumental LP, is arriving next week. Nice timing. Get familiar with it in the meantime via Pitchfork’s advance streaming thing, Pitchfork Advance, and please, don’t cry for Dirty Beaches, it’s already dead.