Inhaling alternative, hip-hop, reggae, and rock and exhaling one irresistible and infectious anthem after another, DIRTY HEADS—Jared “Dirty J” Watson [vocals], Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell [vocals/guitar], Jon Olazabal [percussion], Matt Ochoa [drums], and David Foral [bass]—have been redefining the sound of Southern California since 2003 racking up an incredible 700 million streams to date and delivering hit after hit over their 16-year career, including their RIAA gold-certified smash Lay Me Down.
A brand new track, Bum Bum (featuring critically acclaimed LA rappers, Villain Park) has just been released to tide fans over until the next album. “Molotov cocktails and palm trees in the dark. Those are the images that pop into my head when I hear this song. It’s grimey but at the same time light hearted,” explains Watson.
“Bum Bum started with an ode to Sister Nancy, after we got the hook everything else fell into place, nothing was planned or discussed. I can’t tell you what the song is about because it was never talked about. I’m sure it’s different for myself, Duddy and Villian Park, but I can tell you how it makes me feel. It feels like Energy. It makes me wanna get off my ass and go do something.”
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Since the band has been quarantined in SoCal, they have teamed up with VEEPS to put on special streamed shows for fans eager to see the band live via Veeps.com Each show highlights a different album and contributes a portion of proceeds to a different charitable organization.
The next events are
Sat, July 25 – Sydney time
Charity Partner: The Sidewalk Project LA
Dirty Heads first made a splash with their full-length 2008 debut, ‘Any Point In A Storm.’ The record yielded the RIAA gold-certified smash Lay Me Down, and it held #1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart for 11 weeks: longer than any single that year by any other artist. 2014’s Sound of Change earned acclaim from the likes of Esquire and bowed at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 as its first single, My Sweet Summer, captured #3 on Alternative Radio.
Meanwhile, the band’s 2016 self-titled ‘Dirty Heads’ went Top 15 on the Top 200 and spawned the smash That’s All I Need, which racked up over 26.19 million Spotify streams and counting. Noisey described it as “Killer.” Beyond selling out countless shows around the world, the band headlined its own High & Mighty Festival in 2017.
Their sixth studio album, ‘SWIM TEAM (2017),‘ featured singles Vacation and Celebrate, which landed the band a performance on Jimmy Kimmel in 2018. The momentum continued with one-off hit Visions (2018), which climbed the radio charts and garnered over 8 million streams, while summer anthem Vacation landed on the Top 10 at Alternative Radio and was the #1 most added song for two weeks straight.
‘SUPER MOON’ produced by Dave Cobb (A Star is Born soundtrack, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson) came out in August of 2019.The band partnered with PLUS1 during that campaign to raise over $134,000 for NRDC and The David Suzuki Foundation and also collaborated with Huntington Beach’s Four Sons Brewery to release their very own beer, Vacation Session Ale + Pineapple.
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