Gerrit picked up Montreal’s Alex Zhang Hungtai (aka Dirty Beaches) single True Blue on a whim…based solely on the vintage picture awesomeness of the album cover….when pre-ordering another record. He just tossed it on the turntable and I’m in instant obsessive love in a way that only I know how to be.
It’s like listening to some ghost from my never-lived past, singing eerie gritty doo-wop into my ear. Yup, I’m digging the dirtier-than-it-ever-was throwback groove. Dirty Beaches indeed.
And the photo from the album cover that brought Alex into my life: