Mattress, a “huge influence” on Dirty Beaches

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Mattress is the five-year running project of a guy named Rex Marshall who Dirty Beaches' Alex Hungtai called out as a major influence on his style, sound, and methods. Indeed, it's kind of like he was talking about himself when talking up a performance by Mattress that he caught in Montreal:

“…a huge in�uence on the conception of early Dirty Beaches back in 2008 after I saw him perform at Cagibi in Montreal all alone on a stage, crooning. Armed with tape machine back up tracks, pedals, and other machinery, he rocks the mic like a shadow dancer in the night. Incredible voice.”

The Portland-by-way-of-Las Vegas musician has a new album called Eldorado that you can stream here: