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Dirty Beaches shares new EP “Neon Gods Of Lost Youth” for streaming

23 May 2014, 19:51 | Written by Robby Ritacco

Dirty Beaches, the stage name of Taiwan-born/Canadian-based musician Alex Zhang Hungtai, has shared a new EP composed mostly of tracks recorded from 2006–2012, titled Neon Gods Of Lost Youth.

Hungtai summarized the EP as follows:

Here are 3 previously unreleased tracks written roughly around 2006-2012. These are all tracks written with Taiwan in mind…Musically speaking these are all b-sides that never made the cut on “night city”, “badlands”, double feature” etc, but after a recent visit to Taiwan rekindled the idea of this forgotten, outdated “imaginary homeland” as I got deeper into reading on the topic of Diaspora. As a result, I decided to self-release this compilation of music on the last 2014 Asia tour as a CDR in hopes of connecting with the listeners from Asia, and Taiwan especially.

Tracks like “neon gods & funeral strippers” and “廟街” were previously released on Clandestine Records and Spacebridge (Russia tour tape). But they are all apart of this collection that sprung from childhood memories, folklores (about the haunted Xinhai tunnel) and fictional characters in “廟街” that were a tribute to teenage delinquents in 80’s/90’s Taiwan/Hong Kong blockbuster gangster films that I grew up watching. Damn those movies were good…

Dedicated to the lost memories of youth and Taiwan.

Neon Gods Of Lost Youth is available now via Dirty Beaches’ Bandcamp. Listen below.

</p><p><a href=“http://dirtybeaches.bandcamp.com/album/neon-gods-of-lost-youth”>Neon Gods Of Lost Youth by Dirty Beaches</a></p><p>

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