Dirty Heads, the top–charting band redefining the sound of Southern California since 2003, are reflecting on their massive career with the release of ‘The Best of Dirty Heads’ album, out now via Better Noise Music.
The album’s track listing contains some of the band’s biggest hits to date, including their unprecedented viral smash hit Vacation, the song behind the ubiquitous #VacationTransition challenge on TikTok that is approaching 2 BILLION views, and over 4 BILLION across all platforms. Earlier this summer, the band dropped a new version with guest vocals from multi–Grammy winner Pat Monahan of Train, to celebrate the song’s global success.
With billions of streams to date across platforms, Dirty Heads have been inhaling alternative, hip–hop, reggae and rock and exhaling one irresistible, infectious anthem after another. They have released seven studio albums, and have had seven Top 20 hits including their RIAA gold–certified smash Lay Me Down, which reached number one at radio in May 2010 and nine weeks later established a record as the song with the longest stint atop the chart for an independently released title. Lay Me Down and Vacation feat. Train appear on the album, alongside a new collaboration with Travis Barker and Aimee Interrupter of The Interrupters, giving fans a taste of what’s to come on their next full–length project.
Rage, Dirty Heads’ new track with Travis Barker and Aimee Interrupter of The Interrupters (also produced by Barker), is a little gritty, a little punk, mixed with some reggae and rock & roll. The fusion of genres and lyrics that capture an aggressive collage of emotions, makes for a sure–to–be–smash and fan–favorite. Barker and Aimee’s contributions to the track further the group’s mission to deliver a fresh and dynamic sonic experience to their fans.
The track taps into the rage you start to feel as a child and that grows with you in your journey through childhood and young adulthood. With colourful punk–like visuals, the video speaks to the song’s lyrics that illustrate the anger that builds from an early age and takes on different, more aggressive forms as time goes on. The song and video are just a preview of the band’s new music, expanding the list of genres the group has experimented with and made their own with a California edge.
The organic viral moment of Vacation and its accompanying #VacationTransition challenge trend has increased streams for the original track across all platforms by 90%, with an increase of over 250% on Amazon alone, and earlier this year an increase of over 800% on Spotify, significantly increasing the band’s profile in international markets. It has earned the song introductions on over 36 viral international playlists, viral and pop playlists with massive global reach, 144% increase of Shazams, entry on the Shazam Global Top 200 Chart and TikTok Daily, Weekly & Trending videos, and all-time top track charts. It has consistently charted on Instagram Reels’ most used sounds globally, entering the top 10 list worldwide this spring. And most notably since January 2021, the song has over 3 BILLION consumption plays across all of Instagram and Facebook’s functions where users can play or add music, and more than 4 BILLION across all social platforms.
This massive increase in consumption for the song has introduced the band to millions of new fans across the globe, which sparked the idea for ‘The Best of Dirty Heads’ album, giving the band the opportunity to take a retrospective look at their impressive career catalogue.
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