Dirty Heads rose to prominence thanks to a hybrid of styles that saw reggae, rock and acoustic/folk thrown together, with occasional hip-hop forays thrown into the mix.
The band’s new album Super Moon, though, is a distinctly different experience. Released on Friday, the album, which was recorded in Nashville and produced by Dave Cobb, is versatile.
Cobb, a four-time Grammy winner with country artists including Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile and the A Star Is Born soundtrack, seems an odd choice to produce a record for a band known for reggae/rock crossovers like “Lay Me Down,” but it works.
The result is an eclectic record of styles, sounds and rhythms that warrants repeat listens. Dive in below:
Dirty Heads vocalist Jared Watson said of the record that it sounds like “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. 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.”
Dirty Heads are finishing up a summer tour alongside 311, which just released its own new record, Voyager, on June 28.
The remaining dates of that tour:
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+
^Dirty Heads close
+with The Interrupters, Dreamers and Bikini Trill