Dirty Beaches Break Up

When a band is really just one guy, it doesn’t make much sense to say that the band is breaking up. But Dirty Beaches are no more. Alex Zhang Hungtai, from Montreal, has been making murky, sinister music under that name since about 2005, though he didn’t release his debut album Old Blood until 2011. Hungtai plans to keep making music, and he says he’s got new projects coming next year. Next week, he’ll release the new instrumental collection Stateless, and we already posted the song “Displaced.” But after it’s out, he’s done with the Dirty Beaches alias. Hungtai made the announcement on Twitter, and here’s what he said:

Stateless is out 11/4 on Zoo Music. Stream it at Pitchfork.