Longtime Dirty Heads fans who watched the group grow from a 3 piece acoustic line up early on, to a now 6 man touring group, have reason to be excited. The Huntington Beach locals, who first released demo’s of acoustic material starting out, are headed back to their roots with plans to release an all acoustic album!
[Article Updated – 6/22/13 -]
The group plans on releasing approximately 12 songs, all of them brand new with the exception of one. While there is no release date set for the album, their social network updates share that the guys are currently putting the final touches on the all acoustic album. Originally the idea was that the group would re-record old songs acoustic, but come to find out, the group decided to just go with the flow of new material.
Here’s what Dirty Heads vocalist Jared Watson told The Pier in regards to the upcoming release: “We got in the studio and started writing new songs and had such a blast, we just kept going. We never got around to remixing old songs acoustically. We made this album off of pure vibe.” Jared continues by sharing, “We didn’t worry about structure or formula or any other bullshit. Just pure vibe and feel. It’s a very mellow vibey summer album. It’s sexy too! Some babies are gonna get made to this album on purpose or not.” Jared also shared “We filmed a live jam session that will be included with the digital purchase (of the album). You will only be able to buy this album digitally or on vinyl.”
Sticking to familiar quality, Dirty Heads went through their old pal & producer Lew Richards at 17th Street Recording Studios in Costa Mesa; The same producer responsible for much of the groups production since their inception.
Still promoting their latest album Cabin By The Sea with their latest single, “Cabin By The Sea” ahead of their upcoming Cabin By The Sea Tour, one can only assume that we will see an acoustic rendering of the song “Cabin By The Sea” on their upcoming acoustic album.
Their Cabin By The Sea tour kicks off June 21st in Austin, TX as they will be sharing the road on 20+ dates with Santa Cruz, CA favorites, The Expendables and Las Vegas, NV hip hop artist, Big B. Check the tour dates below & keep checking back for more updates.
June 21 @ The Belmont, Austin, TX
June 22 @ House of Blues, New Orleans, LA
June 23 @ Free Bird Live, Jacksonville, FL
June 24 @ Jannus Live, St. Petersburg, FL
June 25 @ House of Blues, Orlando FL
June 26 @ House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, SC
June 28 @ The NorVa, Norfolk, VA
June 30 @ Seacrets, Ocean City, MD
July 2 @ House of Blues, Boston, MA
July 8 @ Majestic Live, Madison, WI
July 9 @ Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
July 11 @ Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO
July 12 @ Exdo Event Center, Denver, CO
July 15 @ Knitting Factory Concert House, Boise ID
July 16 @ Knitting Factory Concert House, Spokane, WA
July 17 @ Flames Central, Calgary, AB Canada
July 19 @ Phillips Brewery, Victoria, BC
July 20 @ 881 Granvill Street, Vancouver, BC
July 21 @ El Corazon, Seattle, WA
July 22 @ Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR
July 24 @ Knitting Factory Concert House, Reno, NV
July 26 @ The Marquee, Tempe, AZ
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Article By: Mike Patti
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