Dirty Beaches releasing dual LPs, scoring horror film

By | Published on Monday 23 July 2012

Dirty Beaches

Lo-fi artist Alex Zhang Hungtai of Dirty Beaches fame, whose darkly enthralling debut LP ‘Badlands’ was released last year, has said he may put out not one but two new albums this year.

Set for simultaneous (but separate) issue in autumn, the as-yet untitled records will follow “a bunch of split seven-inches with friends and stuff”, as will include a Clan Destine Records-released split EP also featuring US Girls, Ella Orleans and Slim Twig.

Hungtai has also composed a score to an unpronounceable Italian horror movie (yes, really). Explaining to Exclaim as to how that project came about, he says: “I met the director in Rome when I was on tour in Europe. He’s a big fan of Dirty Beaches. He showed me the rough cut and I was really interested. I’d been a big fan of Goblin, who was this Italian prog band that did soundtracks for Dario Argento. So this is like a fantasy job for me, to score an Italian horror film”.