THE DIRTY HEADS New Album ‘Cabin By The Sea’ Out Now! Band Welcomes Summer At Lunchtime Benefit Concert

By on June 22, 2012


SoCal alt-rockers The Dirty Heads released their highly anticipated album Cabin By The Sea this week on Five Seven Music.  The album, produced by Mario C. (Beastie Boys, Tone Loc) and Lewis Richards, melds the band’s signature sound of hip hop, reggae and alternative rock with everyone’s favorite season – summer!  Cabin is currently sitting at #8 on iTunes’ overall music chart and #4 on their alternative category.  The album’s lead single “Spread Too Thin,” is quickly shaping up to be one of the biggest tunes of the season.  Debuted by KROQ LA earlier this spring, the track is currently #14 on the Alternative chart with a cumulative audience of over 38 million listeners.  The album features collaborations with Del the Funky Homosapien, KyMani Marley and Rome, as well as Matisyahu with whom the band will launch a co-headline North American tour next month. 
The Dirty Heads have a host of web activities confirmed for this week.  Cabin is currently streaming in its entirety on AOL, iHeartRadio, MSN and MySpace.  The band will be playing LIVE today, Wednesday, June 20th at 10 AM PST/1 PM EST on YouTube’s “What’s Trending” VEVO is premiering the band’s own 5-part cooking show series titled “Get Baked with the Dirty Heads” featuring lead members Dirty J and Duddy B and in one episode, sharing the stage with celebrity Top Chef Just Desserts Danielle Keene
To celebrate the release of Cabin By The Sea and warmly welcome the first day of summer, the band teamed up with long time supporter KROQ as well as Monster Energy Drink and Wahoo’s Fish Taco for a free lunchtime concert at Dana Point’s Doheny State Beach yesterday.  The band played to a packed crowd with proceeds from the sale of food/beverages going to benefit Doheny.  Wahoo’s Fish Taco has partnered with The Dirty Heads on a promotion for the month of July, and will be announcing details soon.
Formed in 2003 out of Huntington Beach, CA, The Dirty Heads combine an intriguing mix of hip-hop, reggae and alternative rock with a sunny California swagger.  The band released their debut album, Any Port In A Storm in September of 2008, which features the hit track “Lay Me Down,” a song that spent eleven weeks at #1 on the Billboard alternative chart, more than any single that year by any other artist.  It is an RIAA certified gold single. Rolling Stone touted the ‘Heads as one of the year’s best new bands and they were among the first bands featured on YouTube’s Raw Session. The band most recently performed at KROQ’s sold out 20thAnnual Weenie Roast y Fiesta in Los Angeles, CA on Cinco de Mayo, which also featured Coldplay, Incubus, Group Love and others.
The press is saying…
“Summer 2012 officially has its soundtrack.” – Huffington Post
“The song that really struck a chord with me was “Spread Too Thin” because I think everyone can relate to being pulled in many directions every day and wanting to just slow down for a minute and this album allows you to take a break and do just that. Obviously this was intended to take my worries away and make everyone feel great. Cabin is the perfect summer album.” – The DeadHub
“June 19 can’t come soon enough. That date marks the long-awaited release of the The Dirty Heads’ sophomore album, Cabin by the Sea, which has already spawned a radio hit (lead-off single “Spread Too Thin”).” – Orange County Register
“Every time I listen to Cabin by the Sea it takes me away from the daily grind and monotony.” – Cincinnati City Beat
“The Dirty Heads pack this album with over an hour’s worth of funky reggae beats that definitely needs to be part of your soundtrack this summer.” – Record Journal
“It’s not easy to blend hip-hop with beach-minded reggae and rock, but don’t tell that to the five members of The Dirty Heads. Since forming in Huntington Beach in 2003, the ensemble has championed a good vibes approach that has reached its zenith on the forthcoming Cabin By The Sea.” – Desert Star Weekly
The Dirty Heads/Matisyahu Tour Dates:
7/8 – Vienna, VA – The Filene Center
7/9 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live            
7/10 – Boston, MA – House of Blues                               
7/11 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom    
7/15 – London, ON – London Music Hall
7/17 – Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT    
7/18 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel 
7/19 – Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights                                
7/21 – Atlantic City, NJ – Showboat Atlantic City House of Blues
7/22 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage                           
7/23 – Huntington, NY  – The Paramount Theatre 
7/25 – Portland, ME – State Theatre      
7/26 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom 
7/29 – Randall’s Island, NY – Catalpa Festival
7/30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead    
8/1 – Ocean City, MD – Seacrets
8/4 — Grand Rapids, MI –The Orbit Room
8/5 — Detroit, MI – Fillmore Auditorium
8/7 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theater
8/8 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave  
8/9 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
8/12 – Des Moines, IA – Simon Estes Amphitheatre
* 8/14 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
* 8/15 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
* 8/16 – St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/18 — Raleigh, NC – The Lincoln Theatre (outdoors)
8/19 — Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
8/20 — Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
8/21 — Chesterfield, VA — Pocahontas State Park Amphitheatre 
8/22 — Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
8/23 — Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Music Park
8/25 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
8/27 — Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
* 8/31 — Boca Raton, FL- Sunset Cove Amphitheater (also Cypress Hill)
9/5 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
9/6 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Casino/Stir Cove
9/9 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen
9/11 – Albuquerque, NM – The Sunshine Theatre
9/12 – Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee
9/14 – Tuscon, AZ – The Rock
9/15 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel Pool Stage
9/19 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s
9/20 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater
9/22 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
9/26 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
9/27 – Lake Tahoe, CA — MontBleu Outdoor Amphitheater
* Indicates with Sublime With Rome.


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.