As a way to commemorate the 10-year-anniversary of their debut album, Any Port In A Storm, the Dirty Heads have finally given fans what they’ve been asking for by releasing the record to wax for the first time ever.
Any Port In A Storm was an album that was shelved at Warner Bros. for a number of years before Dirty Heads were able to leave the label with their album, and officially released it on September 23rd, 2008 via EMG. The original release of the record included 14 total tracks, including guest appearances by M. Shadows and Slash of Guns N Roses on the song “Check The Level.” Two years later, the group released a Special Edition of the album that featured an additional 9 songs, including “Lay Me Down,” featuring Rome Ramirez, an acoustic version of “Stand Tall” and a cover of Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida,” among other songs from their earlier demos.
10 years later and the band is re-releasing the album, which will include 22 total tracks on to blue vinyl with pre-orders taking place now for a December 7th, 2018 release date. When the album was originally released, it peaked in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top Alternative Albums Chart with Rolling Stone’s “Best New Bands of 2010.”
The albums first single, “Stand Tall” found its way on to the soundtrack for the major motion Pixar film, “Surfs Up” and played during a pivotal part in the movie. Another song, “Hip Hop Misfits” was hand-picked by Matthew Mcconaughey to be used in his movie Surfer Dude. “Lay Me Down” peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart and stayed there for 11 straight weeks, a record for an independent release. Billy Preston, known as The Fifth Beatle, plays keyboards on multiple tracks on the album in what would be one of the final sessions he recorded before his death.
In 2012, Dirty Heads released Cabin By The Sea and would go on to release 70+ songs over the next 6 years across 5 albums, an EP and misc. single releases. With so much music being put out, its easy to forget the greatness of their debut record. Owning it on Vinyl should be on the radar for any Dirty Heads fan. You can do so via the Dirty Heads web-store by clicking HERE!
Watch: Dirty Heads “Stand Tall” Played In The Movie: “Surfs Up”
Watch: Dirty Heads – “Stand Tall” (Official Music Video)