Dirty Heads – ‘Super Moon’ Out Now Via Five Seven Records

*The Following Press Release Was Issued By KMPR*

Photo credit: Travis Shinn
“Though they’ve honed their sound—a distinctive fusion of hip-hop, reggae and rock—over the years, their newest album, Super Moon, might be their most groundbreaking…” — OC Weekly

Los Angeles, CA, Friday, August 9, 2019 – SoCal alt-rockers Dirty Heads released their seventh studio album, Super Moon, Friday, August 9, worldwide through Five Seven Records and available now to order HERE.

The 10-track album sweeps you away into a world of chill vibes and a nostalgic reggae influence with an alternative rock sound and feel. The Dirty Heads signature sound is all over this feature release, yet one of their timeless and most accessible music yet. In celebration, the band reveals their new video for the melodic song “Fear and Love,” written about the irony that both are connected instead of opposites. Watch/share “Fear and Love” video HERE.

Super Moon was produced by four-time Grammy®-winning Nashville, Tennessee-based super producer Dave Cobb (A Star is Born soundtrack, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson). It features summer anthem song “Lift Me Up,”“a classic Dirty Heads weed song,” says Jared Watson, and the title track, “Super Moon,” which he describes as “a 70’s sci-fi kung fu Western car chase soundtrack. It gives you a look into the sonics, tone, and creative narrative of this album.” Watson continues, with a deep sense of pride, “It was all recorded live in the same room to tape in Studio A in the old RCA building in Nashville, Tennessee, where legends like Johnny Cash and Elvis recorded a lot of their work.”

“Dave told us, ‘It doesn’t matter what’s trending right now – fuck trends, fuck rules!’” laughs Jared. “I’m a perfectionist, I have high standards. All our albums, I end up happy with 50 percent. But I love every moment of Super Moon. You can hear our confidence as songwriters and performers. We called on the spirits of Elvis and Johnny Cash to make this album, and when I hear it, I smile the biggest I’ve ever smiled.”
1. Super Moon
2. Lift Me Up
3. Tender Boy
4. Horsefly
5. Fear and Love
6. Cloudlifter
7. Come Back Around 
8. Lighthouse
9. Crow Bar Hotel
10. Slow Down

Dirty Heads have seven remaining dates on their 32-date co-headlining U.S. tour with 311, with support from The Interrupters, Dreamers and Bikini Trill, this summer. The band will of course be playing a diverse setlist, including a few tracks from Super Moon, in addition to hits and fan favorites from their catalog. Of the remaining dates, Dirty Heads will close the shows in Chula Vista, CA, and Auburn, MI, concluding the tour on August 20 in Salt Lake City. Tickets are available for purchase HERE and exclusive VIP and merch packages HERE.

They have added one festival date: Closer To The Sun on December 5, in Heroica Guaymas, Mexico, at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.

Dirty Heads and 311 have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will go to organizations bringing dignity, equity, and access to communities who need it. 

Dirty Heads Festival Dates:

December 5, 2019 – Heroica Guaymas, Mexico– Closer to the Sun @ Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
Co-headlining Tour Dates with 311:
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+with The Interrupters, Dreamers and Bikini Trill
August 10, 2019 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion+ 
August 11, 2019 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre^+
August 14, 2019 – Avila Beach, CA – Avila Beach Concerts at the Cove+
August 16, 2019 – Sacramento, CA – Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo+
August 17, 2019 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum+
August 18, 2019 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre^+
August 20, 2019 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre+

About Dirty Heads:

Inhaling alternative, hip-hop, reggae, and rock and exhaling one irresistible and infectious anthem after another, DIRTY HEADS—Jared “Dirty J” Watson [vocals], Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell [vocals/guitar], Jon Olazabal [percussion], Matt Ochoa [drums], and David Foral [bass]—have been redefining the sound of Southern California since 2003 and delivering hit after hit over their 16-year career. With over 1.4 billion audio streams to date, the group first made a splash with their full-length 2008 debut, Any Port In A Storm. The record yielded the RIAA gold-certified smash “Lay Me Down,” and it held #1 on the Billboard Alternative Chart for 11 weeks: longer than any single that year by any other artist. 2014’s Sound of Change earned acclaim from the likes of Esquire and bowed at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 as its first single, “My Sweet Summer,” captured #3 on Alternative Radio. Meanwhile, the band’s 2016 self-titled Dirty Heads went Top 15 on the Top 200 and spawned the smash “That’s All I Need,” which racked up over 27.5 million Spotify streams and counting. Noisey described it as “Killer.”  Beyond selling out countless shows around the world, the band headlined its own High & Mighty Festival in 2017. Their sixth studio album, SWIM TEAM (2017), featured singles “Vacation” and “Celebrate, which landed the band a performance on Jimmy Kimmel in 2018. The momentum continued with one-off hit “Visions” (2018), which climbed the radio charts and garnered over 5 million streams, while summer anthem “Vacation” landed on the Top 10 at Alternative Radio and was the #1 most added song for two weeks straight. Additionally, the band partnered with PLUS1 in 2018 to raise over $134,000 for NRDC and The David Suzuki Foundation and also collaborated with Huntington Beach’s Four Sons Brewery to release their very own beer, Vacation Session Ale + Pineapple.

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