Dirty Heads are gearing up for their usual summer shenanigans as they will hit the road on their Summer Kraken Tour alongside Grammy Award winners, SOJA, San Diego’s Tribal Seeds with alternating openers between Artikal Sound System and The Elovaters.
The same day the Dirty Heads begin their summer tour, they plan to drop their first single off their forthcoming album, which is actually a cover of Joe Walsh’s “Life’s Been Good.” The single is set to hit public consumption on June 24th with the first date of their Summer 2022 tour happening the same day in Redmond, WA at the Marymoor Amphitheater.
Catching Duddy B on his way out of town for Summer tour he tells The Pier: “Always been a fan of Joe Walsh and ‘Life’s Been Good’ so when the idea of trying a cover song came about I thought it would be the perfect track for us to put our own twist on.”
The cover-art for the new single was designed by artist & producer, David Foral, who also happens to be the bands bass player. Regarding the art, David shares with The Pier that: “The album cover and singles all share the same art direction. The first glimpse of this is the ‘Life’s Been Good’ single cover. The simplified forms help the viewer really focus on the images without distraction. I didn’t approach the concept any differently than an original song. I let the lyrics be the guide. The chorus begins with the line “My black impala…”. I wanted to use this as the anchor point of layout. Each individual Single artwork features an archway as a frame. I combined this with a few palm trees and it provided a great backdrop for the central image. The Happy/Sad face mirrors the duality of life. Sometimes there are ups, sometimes downs but hopefully we can all say that life’s been good so far.”
While nothing official has been announced, the band has made hints on their socials that the record will be titled Midnight Control and even performed a new song at Cali Roots in May titled “Heavy Water” that featured JR King of Common Kings.
Stay tuned for more info as soon as its made available to us. Additional links and dates below.
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