The Dirty Heads

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Following in the footsteps of their California brothers Sublime, Huntington Beach’s Dirty Heads mix hip-hop, reggae, and rock along with that laid-back South Cali attitude. The group formed in 2003 when punk rocker Dustin Bushnell (aka Duddy B) asked his friend, rapper Jared Watson (aka Dirty J), to collaborate on a project that would focus on positive vibes and infectious grooves. Watson added singing to his vocal skills, and with percussionist Jon Olazabal, an acoustic trio version of Dirty Heads began playing shows and building an audience.

They soon hooked up with producer Rob Cavallo and headed into the studio to record their debut album for Warner Bros., but differences with the label had them looking for other opportunities. Still, the band was able to retain most of its work, including sessions with drummer Josh Freese, along with the late-Beatles collaborator Billy Preston in one of the keyboardist’s last recordings. The finished album, Any Port in a Storm, would arrive in 2008, 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 would top Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart just before the summer of 2010.

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” and “Staloney.” Also included on the album was the track “So Glad You Made It,” featuring 311’s Nick Hexum. The single “Listen to Me” arrived in early 2019 and was later included on Dirty Heads’ Dave Cobb-produced seventh album Super Moon. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi
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Albums

08082 Any Port In A Storm — The Dirty Heads The Dirty Heads Any Port In A Storm (Album) Executive Music Group 08082 US 2008 Sell This Version
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88725453912 Cabin By The Sea — The Dirty Heads The Dirty Heads Cabin By The Sea (Album) Five Seven Music 88725453912 Australia 2012 Sell This Version
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FSM 2142 Home | Phantoms Of Summer | The Acoustic Sessions — The Dirty Heads The Dirty Heads Home | Phantoms Of Summer | The Acoustic Sessions (Album) Five Seven Music FSM 2142 US 2013 Sell This Version
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88875022292 Sound Of Change — The Dirty Heads Dirty Heads* Sound Of Change (Album) Five Seven Music 88875022292 Australia 2014 Sell This Version
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FSM 246-1 Dirty Heads — The Dirty Heads Dirty Heads* Dirty Heads (Album) Five Seven Music FSM 246-1 US 2016 Sell This Version
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FSM 252-2 Swim Team — The Dirty Heads Dirty Heads* Swim Team (Album) Five Seven Music FSM 252-2 US 2017 Sell This Version
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FSM-454-2 Super Moon — The Dirty Heads Dirty Heads* Super Moon (Album) Five Seven Music FSM-454-2 US 2019 Sell This Version
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BNM-283-2 Midnight Control — The Dirty Heads The Dirty Heads Midnight Control(CD, Album) Better Noise Music BNM-283-2 US 2022 Sell This Version
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BNM-283-4 The Dirty Heads Midnight Control(Cass, Album, Cle) Better Noise Music BNM-283-4 US 2022 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

none Sails To The Wind — The Dirty Heads Dirty Heads* Sails To The Wind (EP, Album) 77 Records (8) none US 2007 Sell This Version
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none Limited Edition EP — The Dirty Heads The Dirty Heads Limited Edition EP(CD, EP, Ltd) Lady Chloe Music none US 2007 Sell This Version
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RDCD015 Lay Me Down — The Dirty Heads The Dirty Heads featuring Rome Of Sublime With Rome* The Dirty Heads featuring Rome Of Sublime With Rome* - Lay Me Down (Single) Executive Music Group RDCD015 US 2010 Sell This Version
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RDCD017 Believe — The Dirty Heads The Dirty Heads Believe(CD, Single) EMG Studio RDCD017 US 2011 Sell This Version
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none Spread Too Thin — The Dirty Heads The Dirty Heads Spread Too Thin(CDr, Single) Eleven Seven Music none UK 2012 Sell This Version
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none The Dirty Heads Cabin By The Sea(CDr, Single, Promo) Five Seven Music none US 2012 Sell This Version
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none Sunshine / Hipster — The Dirty Heads Matisyahu / The Dirty Heads Matisyahu / The Dirty Heads - Sunshine / Hipster(7") Fallen Sparks Records, Five Seven Music none US 2012 Sell This Version
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none End Of The World — The Dirty Heads The Dirty Heads End Of The World(CDr, Single, Promo) Five Seven Music none US 2014 Sell This Version
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none Thats All I Need — The Dirty Heads Dirty Heads* Thats All I Need(CDr, Single) Five Seven Music none UK 2016 Sell This Version
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none Oxygen (Borgeous Remix) — The Dirty Heads The Dirty Heads Oxygen (Borgeous Remix)(File, AAC, Single) Five Seven Music none UK 2016
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none Vacation — The Dirty Heads Dirty Heads* Vacation(File, AAC, Single) Five Seven Music none 2017
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none Dessert — The Dirty Heads Dirty Heads* Dessert(4xFile, AAC, EP) Five Seven Music none 2017
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none Visions — The Dirty Heads The Dirty Heads Visions(File, AAC, Single) Five Seven Music none US 2018
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none Visions — The Dirty Heads The Dirty Heads Featuring Kitten (4) The Dirty Heads Featuring Kitten (4) - Visions(File, MP3, Single, 250) Five Seven Music none US 2018
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none Listen To Me — The Dirty Heads The Dirty Heads Listen To Me(File, AAC, Single) Five Seven Music none US 2019
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none Bum Bum — The Dirty Heads The Dirty Heads Bum Bum(File, AAC, Single) Better Noise Music none US 2020