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Badlands
LP $16.00

08/30/2011 655035007014 

ZM 010 


CD $12.00

08/30/2011 655035007021 

ZM 010 CD 


MP3 $7.92

08/30/2011 655035007021 

 


Badlands is the debut vinyl album from Dirty Beaches, a one-man project out of Montreal via Hawaii, China, Taiwan and a bunch of other disparate locales. Part cassette-culture Elvis, part Alan Vega alienator, this guy’s doing for rockabilly what Ariel Pink did for funk-pop nostalgia. Received an 8.2 rating from Pitchfork. 
 
“Badlands is about a man who is possessed by the road. My mother used to say to me, ‘You walk at night often enough, sooner or later you’ll run into a ghost.’ I think it’s very true, as the devil comes in all forms. Just here to fuck your shit up. Side A is all bangers, with songs about leaving, being chased on the road and driving a burning car into oblivion. Side B is ballads and dirges laced with murder and lament.” —Alex Zhang Hungtai  

Tracklist

  1. #1 Speedway King

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  2. #2 Horses

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  3. #3 Sweet 17

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  4. #4 A Hundred Highways

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  5. #5 True Blue

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  6. #6 Lord Knows Best

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  7. #7 Black Nylon

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  8. #8 Hotel

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