Dirty Heads Premiere ‘Super Moon’; New Album (Recorded in Nashville) Coming in August

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Rock Cellar Magazine

Southern California-based rock/reggae/hip-hop band Dirty Heads will release their seventh full-length album, Super Moon, on August 9.

The band announced the record on Friday and premiered its title track — which vocalist Jared Watson says 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.”


As a refresher, Dirty Heads hit it big with 2013’s “Lay Me Down,” their hit single featuring Rome that burned up the charts and rock radio a few years back:


As for the new album, Super Moon was recorded in Nashville and was produced by Dave Cobb, a four-time Grammy winner known for his work with Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Brandi Carlile and the A Star Is Born soundtrack).

Yes, a band primarily known for its reggae/rock/alternative sounds recorded in Nashville. But no, this isn’t a country album, which Watson joked about in a statement:

“The artwork was meant to spook some folk, definitely. The running joke in the studio was, ‘Don’t worry, we aren’t doing a country album,’ but we were inspired by the city and the studio and the artists who recorded there before us. Dave Cobb produced, and he was perfect for where we are mentally for this album. He’s a purist. He runs on pure creativity. No rules, no boundaries, no structures — a mantra that we have also tried to live by. Also playing and recording the songs live makes you really rely on yourself and your strengths. I’ve never loved an album from front to back so much in our career. We hope you enjoy.”

To promote Super Moon, Dirty Heads will head out on a co-headlining tour with 311 this summer marking the second time the two bands have toured together in the past decade or so.

The dates:

Co-headlining Tour Dates with 311:
Newly announced dates in BOLD
^Dirty Heads close
+with The Interrupters, Dreamers and Bikini Trill

July 2, 2019 – Dayton, OH – The Rose Music Center at The Heights+
July 3, 2019 – Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort+
July 5, 2019 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre^+
July 6, 2019 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
July 7, 2019 – Duluth, MN – Bayfront Festival Park+
July 10, 2019 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater+
July 12, 2019 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center^+
July 13, 2019 – Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion+
July 14, 2019 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre+
July 18, 2019 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center^+
July 19, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia+
July 20, 2019 – Darien Lake, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater+
July 23, 2019 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion^+
July 24, 2019 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center+
July 26, 2019 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater+
July 27, 2019 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion+
July 28, 2019 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek+
July 30, 2019 – Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park+
July 31, 2019 – Charleston, SC – Volvo Car Stadium+
August 2, 2019 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre+
August 3, 2019 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre+
August 4, 2019 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place^+
August 6, 2019 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Lawn+
August 7, 2019 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater+
August 8, 2019 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory^+
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+


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