Thursday, December 22, 2011

Golden Blonde

An old track from DB's 2007 debut "Old Blood" via Fixture Records, which marked my first release under the moniker Dirty Beaches. Written somewhere between 2006-2007, I've cleaned up the recording digitally the best that I can, and hopefully one day will have the time and resource to re-mix and master the album in its entirety. The mix on this album is horrible as it was the first time I've mixed an album, and it shows. Perhaps only time will tell if this material is worth revisiting someday. But heres the touched up version of Golden Blonde, and I hope you guys will enjoy this little time capsule I dug out from my hard drive.

A Xmas mixtape will follow shortly on this blog...

Golden Blonde (New mix) by Dirty Beaches

Heres the impromptu piano version I pulled out of my ass for Yours Truly earlier this year on the Dum Dum Girls Tour. Thanks again to the Yours Truly crew for shooting this beautiful video.


  1. Hey Alex,

    The new mix of "Golden Blonde" sounds great...but then again so does the original...a well written song is gonna sound good no matter what. about dusting off "I Ride Alone" and adding it to your setlist the next time you go on tour? Honestly...this song would be perfect for ending a show.

    Take care and thanks for the all the music.


  2. thanks johnny, yeah I think I might be getting back into doing more experimental guitar stuff, we'll see. Currently working on the new album, going back to drum machine set up again.

    merry xmas mang

  3. Hey Alex,

    thanks for the recent batch of downloads and streams!

    A remixed/remastered "Old Blood" would be greatly appreciated.

    @Johnny: Thanks for pointing out "I Ride Alone", which lead me to the Fixture compilation that includes the song and another DB recording that was new to me.

    Alex, thank you for all the great music! Looking forward to the new album and more shows in Europe.

    Happy Holidays!


  4. Thanks Andy happy holidays to you as well!

    will definitely see if I can get enough time to Re-mix/remaster OLD BLOOD in the future.

    Can't wait to be back in Europe and check out more places I've never been to before.


  5. Alex,

    This song is so beautiful and great. Will it be up for download or anything? Best wishes, Matt.

    P.S. Your music is the best to have come out in a long long time.

  6. matt:

    yeah I had the soundcloud link set as downloadable, but I think it reached the 100 download limit on my free account. If you email me I can send you a mp3 of the song.


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