Dirty Beaches

As mentioned, Dirty Beaches (aka Alex Zhang Hungtai) just released a new double album, Drifters/Love is the Devil (stream it via Spotify), and is in NYC this week for two shows. He plays a solo set at Mercury Lounge on Wednesday (6/26) where he'll focus on Drifters material, a show that also features Heathered Pearls (aka Jakub Alexander) and Xray Eyeballs (sold out). On Friday (6/28) at Glasslands he'll do a collaborative set with Heathered Pearls & Eola (Ed from TONSTARTSSBANDHT) and an opening set from Porcelain Raft. Tickets to Glasslands are still available. For more on the Glasslands show, Alex Zhang Hungtai explains:

So in essence, Glasslands show will be focusing on translating the music from LOVE IS THE DEVIL to a live audience. You might not recognize any of the songs for this night, because we will be tearing apart the songs completely into sections, reassemble them, and present this music in hopes of achieving the same potency of the emotions I caught on recording, alone at night, in Berlin, completely isolated.

You can read more on this at Dirty Beaches' blog. Meanwhile, Dirty Beaches have just announced a proper North American tour with the full band which will happen in September, including another NYC show, this time at Bowery Ballroom on 9/6. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (6/26) at noon, and they go on sale to the general public on Friday (6/28) at noon.

The September tour is with SISU, the band fronted by Dum Dum Girls drummer Sandra Vu. SISU are wrapping recording their debut album (mostly played by Vu). To tide you over, the band just made a video for "Two Thousand Hands" from this spring's Light Eyes EP. You can watch it at SPIN. West Coast and Southwest dates are also with Chasms. All dates are listed, plus the SISU video, below.


Dirty Beaches - 2013 Tour Dates
Wed 06/26/13 Mercury Lounge New York NY Heathered Pearls, Xray Eyeballs
Fri 06/28/13 Glasslands Brooklyn NY Dream Pop Collaboration set w/ Heathered Pearls & Eola, Porcelain Raft, Andy Boay
Wed 09/04/13 SAT (Societe des Arts Technologiques) Montreal QC Sisu
Thu 09/05/13 Church of Boston Boston MA Sisu
Fri 09/06/13 Bowery Ballroom New York NY Sisu
Sun 09/08/13 Rock & Roll Hotel Washington DC Sisu
Mon 09/09/13 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia PA Sisu
Wed 09/11/13 The Garrison Toronto ON Sisu
Thu 09/12/13 Empty Bottle Chicago IL Sisu
Fri 09/13/13 Firebird St. Louis MO Sisu
Sat 09/14/13 Exit In Nashville TN Sisu
Sun 09/15/13 Bottletree Birmingham AL Sisu
Tue 09/17/13 The Mohawk Austin TX Sisu, Chasms
Thu 09/19/13 Rhythm Room Phoenix AZ Sisu, Chasms
Fri 09/20/13 Echo Los Angeles CA Sisu, Chasms
Sat 09/21/13 The Void San Diego CA Sisu, Chasms
Sun 09/22/13 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco CA Sisu, Chasms
Tue 09/24/13 Mississippi Studios Portland OR Sisu, Chasms
Wed 09/25/13 Barboza Seattle WA Sisu, Chasms
Thu 09/26/13 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver BC Sisu, Chasms