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Dirty Beaches- "Lord Knows Best"

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Video: horrifying. Song: captivating. They were made for each other. Of course, this isn't the "official' video," but it still works.

This track comes from Dirty Beaches' latest album, Badlands, which is his fourth. Look for it on Zoo.

Dirty Beaches is Alex Zhang Hungtai. He's a Taiwan-born musician who currently resides in Canada.

His latest album has been staring me in the face on my to-listen list for a while now. Though his music contains elements of nostalgia as far back as the 1950s, there's a fuzzy, noisy, alienating aspect to his style, too. Imagine greasers all parked up at makeout point with their girlfriend, but they're all wigged out on acid instead of kissing. Kinda reminds me of something I loved earlier this year.

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