Back in September, Alex Zhang Hungtai, known by his stage name Dirty Beaches, visited Indianapolis for a MOKB Presents show at White Rabbit Cabaret. The Taiwanese-born Canadian resident is a multi-instrumentalist known for his unique, genre-bending sound. A month after his show at The Rabbit, the good folks at LaundroMatinee released a pair of videos. All I can say is click play, folks, and prepare yourself for an auditory attack unlike most anything I’ve ever seen. See the rest of Dirty Beaches’ LaundroMatinee Session HERE.
Written by Rob Peoni
Alex Zhang Huntai is the mind behind Dirty Beaches. His project has captivated me upon arrival. If I had to describe Huntai I would give him the title of Enigmatic Nomad. He has built his vision by evacuating his homeland Taiwan and migrating to Montreal. Badlands, is a story of travel and experience. Dirty Beaches is a project that performs smooth, but breeds uncertainty as we continue to search for an answer to Huntai’s message. Is he lost? Is he in love? Did he fall out of love?
Huntai embraces Elvis Presley as an influence. I am pulled to an obscure story coming from a roaming thinker. Paul Simon’s Graceland hooked with a mystery. Listen to Bandlands. Also check out Dirty Beaches / Ela Orleans 12’’ double feature:
MOKB Presents: Dirty Beaches (support: Frankie Rose), September 26, White Rabbit Cabaret. 1116 Prospect Street. $8 ADV / $10 Door. Buy your tickets HERE.
Written by Brett McGrath.