SoCal's reggae and hip-hop influenced alt-rockers The Dirty Heads
are set to release their debut album Any Port In A Storm
on September 23rd via Executive Music Group (Universal). Featuring one of the last recorded performances of the late keyboardist Billy Preston
, best known for his work with The Beatles
, the album blends The Dirty Heads' distinctive brand of reggae, hiphop and folk-influenced party music.
Produced by Sugar Ray drummer Stan Frazier and Steve Fox (Ashlee Simpson), and mixed by legendary Beastie Boys
mixmeister Mario C, Any Port In A Storm
includes the first single, 'Stand Tall', recently featured in the 2007 Sony Pictures film Surf's Up
. Percussionist Alex Acuna, NIN
drummer Josh Freese, Jamaican dancehall legend Tippa Ire and Indie 103.1 reggae host Native Wayne also appear on the star-studded debut album.
- Discovered by production heavyweight Rob Cavallo [Green Day
, Hot Hot Heat
- Toured with 311
; dates with Fishbone
, Kottonmouth Kings
and Slightly Stoopid
- Music to be featured in upcoming Matthew McConaughey
film, "Surfer Dude"
- Tracks licensed for Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam video game and the CBS show Shark
- Cover of Coldplay
's hit "Viva La Vida" featured on YouTube
's "Raw Sessions."
Here is a band that takes their cues from bands like 311, Sublime, and Pepper to mix mellow rock with hip hop, reggae, and even a little funk. The bottom line is that these guys and this disc is pure fun." - Thisismodern.net