Montreal’s Alex Zhang Hungtai, aka Dirty Beaches, has once again with newly released track “Casino Lisboa”. This is the third single off of Dirty Beaches’ new double album, Drifters/Love Is The Devil, a shift in genre (but not musical aesthetic or production) from 2011’s Badlands.
This song uses repetition as its most effective tool: the montony of the bass line and drum machine lay a groundwork for the sinister, unintelligible vocals and occasional outburst of guitar or keyboard. The lo-fi production adds to the krautrock-throwback feel. Drifters/Love Is The Devil is definitely a Canadian album (or should I say double album) to get excited about, and is out May 21.