The Dirty Heads set to release "Cabin by sea" this june 19th
Any Port in a Storm served as a fun and unique blend of reggae, hip-hop, and rock, and after talking with singer/guitarist Dustin "Duddy B" Bushnell, fans can expect the same So-Cal vibe on the upcoming disc. Cabin By Sea will consist of sixteen songs, one of which, "Spread Too Thin," debuted on KROQ back in March as the first single off the album.
Currently, the track is climbing up the Billboard Alternative charts and may even have the potential to become the top song of the summer similar to "Lay Me Down" back in 2010. Bushnell referenced that even though the group loves collaborating with other artists, it was important to lead with "Spread Too Thin" to make a statement that the band is capable of releasing great music without the help of other musicians. Granted, many would have argued the band already displayed this on their last album which included several impressive songs that did not involve collaborations. In addition, there is also music video out right now for "Spread Too Thin;" Bushnell shared that while making music videos is still a new experience for the band and can even a be a little awkward initially with so many cameras everywhere, he still enjoyed the opportunity to make a video and was pleased with the final version.
Similar to the band's first album, Cabin By Sea will feature several collaborations including songs with Matisyahu, Rome Ramirez, Ky-Mani Marley, and Del the Funky Homosapien. Specifically, Bushnell commented that it is these four songs that he is most psyched for fans to hear off the new album. The band will also begin a co-headlining tour with Matisyahu that begins in early July and will wrap up in late September. The Dirty Heads have actually had a close relationship with Matisyahu for about seven years now and the two reached the decision to go out on tour together while they were both in the studio recording new albums at the same time. The song the two collaborated on together is entitled "Dance All Night" and fans can obviously expect to hear the track live throughout the upcoming tour.
With the success of "Lay Me Down," which spent a total of eleven weeks at number one on the Billboard Alternative Chart, Bushnell admitted that the band felt a bit of additional pressure heading into the initial writing and recording sessions of Cabin By Sea. Regardless, the guys enjoyed the high expectations surrounding the new album and used the extra pressure as motivation to make the best record possible. Bushnell also added that because the band was able to mature as group and refine their sound through extensive touring over the past couple of years, it was much easier to write an album that they were all proud of this time around. Since this was the case, the guys had a great time laying down the tracks and creating a record with their signature Dirty Heads sound.
The Dirty Heads recently returned to the states after being a part of the 311 Caribbean Cruise, an experience Bushnell described as playing in the middle of paradise. Right now, the group is continuing to promote the new album and prepare for the upcoming tour; the band is expecting to book a following tour in the near future as well. The Dirty Heads also reached the mutual decision to hold off on announcing a second single until the album is available. Bushnell explained that the guys want to ultimately leave this decision up to the listeners by gauging fans' responses to specific songs after the album is released.
Of course, the album could not be dropping at a better time; it's difficult to deny that The Dirty Heads music is synonymous with the good vibes that summer always seems to bring. Because of this, it's only logical to surmise that the album will be on most Alternative music fans' most played lists over the upcoming months. Finally, fans will want to know that in addition to "Spread Too Thin," the title track and "Mongo Push" featuring Rome Ramirez are now available to listen to online.
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