Watch Dirty Beaches’ Sleazy ‘Casino Lisboa’ Video
Alex Zhang Hungtai shares grimy clip off 'Drifters/Love Is the Devil'
When Dirty Beaches (a.k.a. Alex Zhang Hungtai) dropped “Casino Lisboa,” a murky lo-fi groove that appears on the upcoming Drifters/Love Is the Devil album, SPIN’s Chris Martins described the track as having “a rattling, distortion-heavy foundation while the man spits semi-intelligible venom from a mouth that seems caught in a permanent rockabilly sneer.” Well, Hungtai has unveiled an official video for the song, but it’s tough to tell if he’s sneering — much of the clip takes place in a strobe-lit performance space. The four-minute short cuts between footage of a Dirty Beaches’ live show and shots of city nightlife. When Hungtai isn’t on camera, the view is all sweat and sleaze as strippers, street performers, and boxers dominate the screen.
Dirty Beaches’ Drifters/Love Is the Devil LP is out May 21 via Zoo Music.