LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 7, 2023 – Southern California alternative rock band Dirty Heads have a #1 single on alternative radio with their hit “Rescue Me,” released on Better Noise Music. This is the band’s second #1 hit of their career, after the track “Lay Me Down,” featuring Rome, topped the charts for 10 weeks in 2010. This new milestone marks the band’s 4th top 5 single at Alternative radio, and a career first for Dirty Heads having back-to-back top 5 airplay singles from the album Midnight Control – “Life’s Been Good” and “Rescue Me.” Fans can stream “Rescue Me” here https://dirtyheads.ffm.to/rescueme and watch the official music video here: https://youtu.be/w87jTDxY1hI

“We’re stoked to continue to put out music people enjoy. We write the music for ourselves first so for it to keep resonating with our fans and also gaining new fans is a great feeling. Shout out to RHCP for the inspiration” – Dirty Heads vocalist Jared Watson

“Dirty Heads are riding high on this wave and have rescued ALT Radio with a catchy summer Jam for 2023!”
 – Elliott Wood PD IHeart KTBZ Houston


“You can always tell when it’s the Summer…Dirty Heads slap you in the ears with a recognizable hook that you find yourself singing every time it’s on!” 

– Ross Mahoney RVP Programming Audacy 

In 2023 Dirty Heads released the digital deluxe version of their album Midnight Control, featuring 23 tracks including acoustic versions of hit songs “Rescue Me,” “Life’s Been Good,” and “Island Glow,” Lo-Fi versions of 3 album tracks, 3 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 stream the digital deluxe album here: https://dirtyheads.ffm.to/midnightcontroldeluxe

Dirty Heads recently performed their Top 5 hit “Life’s Been Good” and “Rescue Me” on the Today Show sponsored by Citi. Before the performance, Hosts Hoda & Jenna presented the band with a RIAA platinum plaque for their hit “Vacation,” which sparked a TikTok trendm, acknowledging sales of more than 1 million digital downloads since its release by Better Noise Music. The band’s take on Eagles founding member Joe Walsh’s classic “Life’s Been Good” has been streamed over 17 million times since its release and climbed to the Top 5 on the Mediabase Alternative chart. Fans can view the performance here: https://www.today.com/video/dirty-heads-performs-lifep1eAP_qh-hewC1LD9KT9RW8jhS2TPniTGjAOeixwxiVL5BbAyk2i6gQZtrIjWfdCvXax0F3wgkIbyLDRE6dAnDHVhqTw44CTX9nJBB-RYLw=been-good-live-on-today-188629061509

[Photo Credit – Nathan Congleton / ©NBCUniversal]

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. Statistics via U.S. and Global Music Connect.


Dirty Heads Tour Dates/Festival Dates:


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 Amphitheater – Apopka, FL (with Sublime with Rome, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Little Stranger)

August 26 – Dry Diggins 2023 – Auburn, CA

September 23 – Fivepoint Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA

September 24 – Alta Music Festival – Avila Beach, CA

October 1 – Oceans Calling Festival – Ocean City, MD

October 8 – Reggae Rise Up Festival – Las Vegas, NV

October 14 – Waikiki Shell – Honolulu, HI

[Photo Credit: Sam Scarce]

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.

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