DIRTY HEADS + MONSIEUR PERINÉ COLLABORATE ON NEW SINGLE “ISLAND GLOW” FROM THE FORTH COMING MIDNIGHT CONTROL DELUXE ALBUM
MIDNIGHT CONTROL DIGITAL DELUXE ALBUM TO BE RELEASED JULY 14 WITH 13 NEW SONGS FEATURING 3 NEW ARTISTS – PRE-ORDER NOW
MONSIEUR PERINÉ, IVY MILLER (IVUSS), ALEX VINCE FEATURED ON MIDNIGHT CONTROL DELUXE
ISLAND GLOW SUMMER TOUR WITH LUPE FIASCO, YELAWOLF, G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE, TROPIDELIC AND BIKINI TRILL KICKING OFF JUNE 13 – ALL DATES ON SALE NOW
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 9, 2023 – Southern California alternative rock band Dirty Heads have joined forces with Columbian duo Monsieur Periné on a reimagined version of the song “Island Glow.” Dirty Heads will also releasing their latest full-length album Midnight Control on vinyl June 16, plus a deluxe version of the album on July 14. Fans can stream “Island Glow” featuring Monsieur Periné here: https://dirtyheads.ffm.to/islandglowmp
“I think one of the greatest parts of music is collaboration. Being able to share music with other artists you respect and are fans of. That’s what happened with Island Glow and Monsieur Perinè. We are fans of what they do and we are honored to have them add on and bring their talent to this epic pirate story.” – Dirty Heads vocalist Jared Watson.
“We were very excited to be able to do this collaboration with Dirty Heads. It was a very unexpected invitation. We haven’t had the opportunity to meet each other in person, although we knew their music and admired their work so for that reason, we loved that they invited us to collaborate. It was a creative challenge because it is a song that has a very particular language, it is quite complex English, even pronouncing certain words, and since it is not my native language, it was like a process of taking the time to read and understand everything and then interpret the words. I really liked being able to have the chance to write a part in Spanish, to create a new part and thus also create a new version of the song together with them and to bring these elements that give it a more Latin sound that bring it more towards our energy through percussion, through colors, through our flavor. I think there’s something very interesting about the result and we hope people like it.” – Monsieur Periné
The Midnight Control digital deluxe album will feature 23 tracks including acoustic versions of “Rescue Me,” “Life’s Been Good,” and “Island Glow,” Lo Fi versions of several tracks, 2 unreleased songs and more in addition to all 10 tracks from the original album. Featured artists include Monsieur Periné, Ivy Miller (Ivuss) and Alex Vince. Fans can pre-order the deluxe album here: https://dirtyheads.ffm.to/midnightcontroldeluxe
Midnight Control will be released on exclusive grape colored vinyl June 16. Fans can pre-order here: https://dirtyheads.ffm.to/mcsessionsnight2
Dirty Heads will kick off their Island Glow Summer tour June 13 with stops across the country through the end of Summer. The first half of the Dirty Heads Island Glow tour will feature Yelawolf as direct support and Lupe Fiasco set to join as direct support in July. Tickets for all dates are on sale now. For more information, please visit www.dirtyheads.com.
In 2022 Dirty Heads released their highly anticipated 8th studio album Midnight Control via Better Noise Music. The album featured 10 all-new songs, including their take on Joe Walsh’s 1978 hit “Life’s Been Good”, “Heavy Water” feat. Common Kings and “Island Glow.” Midnight Control reaffirms the band’s stand-out track record with all eight of their albums having appeared in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top Independent Albums Charts & Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums Charts. Fans can stream Midnight Control here.
Dirty Heads are currently out streaming some of the biggest alternative acts in the U.S., with over 2 BILLION total streams on-demand + programmed. Worldwide, the band has over 1.29 MILLION digital track sales and 2.6 BILLION on-demand streams since 2018. The bands 8th studio album Midnight Control racked up over 43 million streams since its release in 2022 and continues to average over 4 million streams per month. Dirty Heads’ take on Joe Walsh’s “Life’s Been Good” has been streamed over 17 million times since its release in 2022 and climbed to the top 5 on the Mediabase Alternative chart. Statistics via U.S. and Global Music Connect.
DIRTY HEADS ISLAND GLOW SUMMER TOUR DATES
June 13 – Kettlehouse Amphitheater – Bonner, MT Yelawolf, G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
June 14 – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater – Nampa, ID Yelawolf, G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
June 16 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater – Greenwood Village, CO (not Island Glow tour)
June 17 – Granary Live – Salt Lake City, UT Yelawolf, G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
June 21 – Concrete Street Pavillion – Corpus Christi, TX Yelawolf, G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
June 22 – 713 Music Hall – Houston, TX Yelawolf, G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
June 23 – Whitewater Amphitheater – New Braunfels, TX Yelawolf, G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
June 24 – Pavilion @ Toyota Music Factory – Dallas, TX Yelawolf, G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
June 26 – Myth Live – Maplewood, MN G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
June 27 – Grinders – Kansas City, MO Yelawolf, G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
June 29 – Las Colonias Amphitheater – Grand Junction, CO Yelawolf, G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
June 30 – Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO (not Island Glow tour)
July 1 – Liberty First Credit Union Arena – Ralston, NE Yelawolf, G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
July 2 – Wave (Outdoors) – Wichita, KS G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
July 3 – Des Moines, IA G. Love & Special Sauce
July 6 – Indianapolis, IN G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
July 7 – Radius – Chicago, ILLupe Fiasco G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
July 8 – Riverfront Live – Cincinnati, OHLupe Fiasco G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
July 9 – KEMBA Live – Columbus, OH Lupe Fiasco, G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
July 10 – Jacobs Pavilion – Cleveland, OH Lupe Fiasco, G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
July 13 – Buffalo Riverworks – Buffalo, NY Lupe Fiasco, G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
July 14 – MGM Music Hall – Boston, MA Lupe Fiasco, G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
July 15 – Healthcare Amphitheater – Hartford, CT Lupe Fiasco, G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
July 16 – Wind Creek Event Center – Bethlehem, PA Lupe Fiasco, G. Love & Special Sauce, Tropidelic
July 20 – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach, NH Lupe Fiasco, G. Love & Special Sauce
July 21 – Shorefront Park – Patchogue, NY
July 22 – Ocean Casino Resort – Atlantic City, NJ Lupe Fiasco, G. Love & Special Sauce
July 23 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA Lupe Fiasco, G. Love & Special Sauce
July 27 – Red Hat Amphitheatre – Raleigh, NC Lupe Fiasco, G. Love & Special Sauce, Bikini Trill
July 28 – Baltimore Peninsula – Baltimore, MD Lupe Fiasco, G. Love & Special Sauce, Bikini Trill
July 29 – After Hours @ The Meadow Event Park – Doswell, VA Lupe Fiasco, Little Stranger Bikini Trill
July 30 – Firefly Distillery – Charleston, SC Lupe Fiasco, Little Stranger Bikini Trill
August 2 – Rabbit Rabbit – Asheville, NC Lupe Fiasco, Bikini Trill
August 3 – Metro Credit Union – Charlotte, NC Lupe Fiasco, Bikini Trill
August 4 – Coca Cola Roxy – Atlanta, GA Lupe Fiasco, Little Stranger Bikini Trill
August 6 – Roanoke Island Festival Park – Outer Banks, NC Lupe Fiasco, Bikini Trill
September 23 – Fivepoint Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
Additional Dirty Heads Tour Dates/Festival Dates:
July 21 – Great South Bay Music Festival – Patchogue, NY
August 9 – Coffee Butler Ampitheater – Key West, FL (with Sublime with Rome, Little Stranger)
August 10 – Sunset Cove – Boca Raton, FL (with Bone Thugs N Harmony, Little Stranger)
August 11 – Cocoa Riverfront Park – Cocoa, FL (with Sublime with Rome, Little Stranger)
August 12 – Apopka Ampitheter – Apopka, FL (with Sublime with Rome, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Little Stranger)
September 24 – Alta Music Festival – Avila Beach, CA
October 1 – Oceans Calling Festival – Ocean City, MD
ABOUT DIRTY HEADS
Dirty Heads are a musical force that have captivated audiences with their unique blend of reggae, hip-hop, and alternative rock. Formed in 2003, Dirty Heads have become a global phenomenon, with fans all over the world clamoring for their infectious sound and high-energy live performances. The band’s sound is characterized by their catchy, upbeat melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and electrifying stage presence. Whether performing for thousands at music festivals or for more intimate audiences at smaller venues, Dirty Heads always deliver an unforgettable live experience.
The band’s global appeal reached new heights in 2021 when their hit “Vacation” (originally released in 2017) garnered over 4 billion views and streams across social media via the ubiquitous #VacationTransition challenge that originated organically with users on TikTok. The song, with an increase of 850% in consumption on Spotify in the past year, took on a new life in many ways, introducing Dirty Heads to new international fans by the millions.
Jared Watson and Dustin Bushnell, the two dynamic front men of Dirty Heads, both bring a unique energy and synergy to their songwriting and live performances. Their musical chemistry is matched by their longtime friendship, which has been a driving force behind the band’s success and longevity. The rest of the band, Jon Olazabal, Matt Ochoa, and David Foral, provide a tight and driving rhythm section that keeps the crowd moving.
With six critically acclaimed albums and numerous hit songs to their name, Dirty Heads have established themselves as one of the most dynamic and innovative bands in the music industry.
In 2008, Dirty Heads released their acclaimed debut album Any Port in a Storm, with a deluxe edition following in 2010. The deluxe version featured the track “Lay Me Down” with special guest Rome Ramirez of Sublime with Rome. The song reached number one on Billboard’s Alternative Songs in May 2010, and nine weeks later it established a record as the song with the longest stint atop the chart for an independently released title.
They followed up two years later with Cabin by the Sea and later recorded an acoustic version of the title track. This, in turn, led to an entire acoustic album in 2013 called Home: Phantoms of Summer. Dirty Heads’ next album, Sound of Change, would prove to be a breakthrough for the now-veteran band, debuting at number eight on the Billboard Top 200 while topping the Independent and Alternative Albums charts upon its May 2014 release.
Building on their renewed success, Dirty Heads enlisted a bevy of industry hitmakers to work on their self-titled 2016 follow-up, which — thanks to its mainstream appeal — again charted high on the Billboard Top 200. The following year saw the band drop its sixth studio album, Swim Team, featuring the singles “Vacation,” in its original form, and “Staloney.”
Inspired by current events and the fan interpretations of their music in the #VacationTransition challenge, the band went into the studio to work on new music. In 2021 Dirty Heads released The Best Of compilation, which included a new collaboration with Travis Barker and Aimee Interrupter of The Interrupters. The band released their highly anticipated 8th studio album Midnight Control in August 2022 which featured 10 all-new songs including their take on Joe Walsh’s 1978 hit “Life’s Been Good.”
Dirty Heads’ impact on the music world extends beyond their music, as they have become cultural ambassadors for their generation. Through their music and activism, they have inspired countless people to embrace a positive and inclusive message of love, hope, and unity. This has made them one of the most beloved and influential bands of their time, earning them countless accolades and awards.
With their signature sound and powerful message, Dirty Heads continue to dominate the global music scene and set the standard for what it means to be a true rock band. They are a living testament to the power of music to bring people together, and their music will continue to inspire and captivate audiences for generations to come.
Follow the band’s latest releases on Dirty Heads 101 playlist on Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3twcgVhnTjYStQGZReG6Bu?si=0485faa6c78a4b95.
ABOUT BETTER NOISE MUSIC
BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music (formerly Eleven Seven Music), founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria, Bad Wolves, Dirty Heads, Nothing More, The HU, AWOLNATION, All Good Things, From Ashes To New, Cory Marks, and Fire From The Gods. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Paris, Toronto and Sydney.
In 2022, Better Noise Music dominated Billboard’s Year End charts again, landing as the #1 Mainstream Rock Airplay Label and Imprint.
Check out Better Noise Music on bandcamp, for music, merch and more: https://betternoisemusic.bandcamp.com/