The good news surrounding the Dirty Heads never appears to let up. As the Huntington Beach, California rockers are currently on a nationwide, co-headlining tour with Matisyahu, the band’s breakthrough single, “Lay Me Down” has recently been certified GOLD!
Along with “Lay Me Down,” featuring good friend and great musician, Rome Ramirez on the track, the Dirty Heads are also debuting their second single from their latest release, Cabin By The Sea. The follow up single to “Spread Too Thin” will be the popular song featuring tour mate and hip-hop/reggae master Matisyahu on “Dance All Night”.
“Dance All Night” is just the next song in the long line of instant radio hits that have helped pave the way for the Dirty Heads success including, “Stand Tall,” “Believe,” the aforementioned “Spread Too Thin” and “Lay Me Down.” The latter of which, “Lay Me Down” first saw the light of day on The Pier’s Compilation Volume 1 disc in 2009, before forcing its’ way onto the deluxe version of the Dirty Heads’ own album, Any Port In A Storm later that same year.
For a single song to reach the status of a Gold stamp is a sign of the music industry taking note to good, quality music, no matter what genre it derives from, even the supposed “underground” reggae-rock circuit.
The individual song, “Lay Me Down” peaked at the top spot on both the United States Billboard Alternative and Rock charts, as well as the Canadian Alternative Singles chart. The song held off the likes of the Black Keys and other mainstream artists and bands for eleven-straight weeks, and that duration at the top of the charts alone set a new record for an independent release, beating out the previous mark held by Everlast’s “What It’s Like” back in 1999.
Although, more recently, Cabin By The Sea, released via Five Seven Music on June 19th, 2012, debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums (their highest chart position ever), #3 on the Independent Albums chart, #4 on the Alternative Albums chart, as well as #9 on the Digital Albums chart.
Needless to say, the Dirty Heads have had an awfully successful summer with their sophomore release, and the band is only halfway through their national tour. And, for fans on the west coast craving those live sing-along tunes, the Dirty Heads will grace your city before you know it.
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Article By: Kris Siuta
Photo By: Kit Chalberg
Video: Dirty Heads – Lay Me Down Feat Rome (Official Music Video)