Dirty Beaches

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Alex Zhang Hungtai (born September 4, 1980 in Taipei), known by his stage name Dirty Beaches, is a Taiwanese-born Canadian musician based in Montreal, Quebec.

Dirty Beaches released a number of EPs and instrumental-focused albums on cassette-only labels, before releasing the full-length Badlands in March 2011. Badlands was subsequently nominated as a long listed nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize. Dirty Beaches has also released singles including "True Blue"/"Sweet 17," "Lord Knows Best" and "Lone Runner," as well as videos, many of them directed by Zhang himself. Zhang has also recorded several original film soundtracks, such as for the documentary Water Park, by Evan Prosofsky.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Horror Dirty Beaches 1
2008 Old Blood Dirty Beaches 1
2010 Night City Dirty Beaches 1
2010 Solid State Gold Dirty Beaches 1
2011 Badlands Dirty Beaches 1
2011 Double Feature Dirty Beaches / Ela Orleans 5 1
2013 Water Park OST Dirty Beaches 1
2013 Drifters / Love Is the Devil Dirty Beaches 1
2014 Stateless Dirty Beaches 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 Golden Desert Sun Dirty Beaches 1
2010 U.S. Girls / Dirty Beaches U.S. Girls / Dirty Beaches 1
2011 Dirty Beaches / Conor Prendergast Dirty Beaches / Conor Prendergast 1
2011 Lone Runner Dirty Beaches 1
2012 Xiu Xiu / Dirty Beaches Xiu Xiu / Dirty Beaches 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Bird EP Dirty Beaches 1
2008 Seaside EP Dirty Beaches 1
2009 Dirty Beaches Dirty Beaches 1
2010 Chess Music EP Dirty Beaches 1
2014 Neon Gods of Lost Youth Dirty Beaches 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Russian Tour Tape Tonstartssbandht / Dirty Beaches 1

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