DOWNLOAD: Dirty Beaches - Elizabeth's Theme
(Photo: David Black)
With Badlands, Dirty Beaches divided listeners. Some loved the dirtied-up throwback Americana and some thought it was a classic case of style over substance. I was always in that substantial camp. Those songs weren't only perfect for walking around giving people the side-eye, but the sonics carried a trashed-out, droney fog that made for stellar mood music. "Elizabeth's Theme" is a new 7-inch that drops the Roy Orbison comparisons for otherworldly acoustic strums, plaintive piano that oozes beauty and a faux-string drone to hold it all together. Really, it could score a nature documentary.