Dirty Beaches’ latest Badlands 12″ vinyl will be released by ZOO MUSIC on March 29th, in a limited edition of 500 vinyl records. The record features eight exclusive unreleased tracks which promise noisy, sparse and echoed vocals and layers of blissful distortion from this Montreal minimalist. Dirty Beaches will  take his new songs on the road on a national tour in the winter and spring of this year, including dates with Dum Dum Girls and Crocodiles.

The name behind Dirty Beaches is the haunting solo performer Alex Zhang Hungtai, born in Taiwan and now based in Canada. He’s been compared to artists as disparate as Bo Didley and Suicide.

Tracklisting:
01.  Speedway King
02.  Horses
03.  Sweet 17
04   A Hundred Highways
05.  True Blue
06.  Lord Knows Best
07.  Black Nylon
08.  Hotel

Tour Dates:
1/18 DOUG FIR LOUNGE, PORTLAND, OR #
1/19 THE CROCODILE, SEATTLE, WA #
2/16 BOTTOM OF THE HILL, SAN FRANCISCO, CA*
2/18 CASBAH, SAN DIEGO, CA*
2/21 HI DIVE, DENVER, CO*
2/23 BILLIKEN CLUB, ST. LOUIS, MO*
2/24 EMPTY BOTTLE, CHICAGO, IL*
2/25 MAGIC STICK, DETROIT, MI*
2/26 EL MOCAMBO, TORONTO, ONT*
2/27 IL MOTORE, MONTREAL, QUE*
3/01 METRONOME, BURLINGTON, VT*
3/02 BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL, BOSTON, MA*
3/04 BOWERY BALLROOM, NEW YORK, NY*
3/05 JOHNNY BRENDA’S, PHILADELPHIA, PA*
3/06 BLACK CAT, WASHINGTON, DC*
3/08 LOCAL 506, CHAPEL HILL, NC*
3/09 MILESTONE, CHARLOTTE, NC*
3/10 EARL, ATLANTA, GA*
3/11 JACKRABITTS, JACKSONVILLE, FL*
3/12 SOCIAL, ORLANDO, FL*
3/13 ORPHEUM, TAMPA, FL*

# w/ Crocodiles
* w/ Dum Dum Girls