The video for “Casino Lisboa,” from Dirty Beaches’ new double album Drifters/Love Is the Devil, is half live performance video and half dark, gritty cityscape. It’s definitely not Lisbon, but an unnamed city in Asia — maybe Bangkok or Phnom Penh — depicting scenes of boxers, motorcyclists, prostitutes, strippers, breakdancers and police cars. It’s pretty captivating, and feels just a little dangerous, which makes it extra cool.
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