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Dirty Heads

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 joining, 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. ~ David Jeffries
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Dirty Heads

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Albums by
Dirty Heads

Top Songs by
Dirty Heads

  1.   Song
  2.   Lay Me Down
  3.   Cabin By the Sea
  4.   My Sweet Summer
  5.   Stand Tall
  6.   Vacation
  7.   Dance All Night
  8.   Oxygen
  9.   That's All I Need
  10.   Sound of Change
  11.   So Glad You Made It
  12.   Celebrate
  13.   Believe
  14.   Spread Too Thin
  15.   Staloney
  16.   Sloth's Revenge
  17.   God Damn Liar
  18.   Diamonds & Pearls
  19.   Get Somewhere
  20.   Medusa
  21.   Freedom
  22.   Burn Slow
  23.   Too Cruel
  24.   Insomnia
  25.   Lonely One
  26.   Viva la Vida
  27.   Sails to the Wind
  28.   Your Love
  29.   Check the Level
  30.   Moon Tower
  31.   Garland
  32.   Best of Us
  33.   Day By Day
  34.   Notice
  35.   Neighborhood
  36.   Lonely for Me
  37.   They Don't Even Know
  38.   Can't Sit Here
  39.   Dark Days
  40.   Radio
  41.   Chelsea
  42.   Morning Light
  43.   High Tea
  44.   Mana
  45.   Shine
  46.   So Long
  47.   Under the Water
  48.   Feeling Good
  49.   Smoke Rings
  50.   Headphones
  51.   Knows That I
  52.   Antelope
  53.   Franco Eyed
  54.   End of the World
  55.   Warming Sun
  56.   Love Letters
  57.   Hipster
  58.   Taint
  59.   West Coast
  60.   Silence
  61.   Burials
  62.   We Will Rise
  63.   Mongo Push
  64.   I Got No Time
  65.   Arrival
  66.   Mad at It
  67.   Realize It
  68.   Red Lights
  69.   Doesn't Make You Right
  70.   The Truth
  71.   Burn By Myself
  72.   Everything I'm Looking For
  73.   Smoke & Dream
  74.   Gold To Me
  75.   Phantom
  76.   Disguise
  77.   Driftin'
  78.   Visions
  79.   Vacation
  80.   Running for Your Life
  81.   Hear You Coming
  82.   Farewell
  83.   Rains It Pours
  84.   Hip Hop Misfits
  85.   Easy
  86.   One Hand
  87.   Outro (Beast of the Lake)
  88.   Strike Gently
  89.   Coming Home
  90.   Higher and Higher