LOS ANGELES, CA –– JULY 16, 2021 –– Today, Dirty Heads, the top–charting band redefining the sound of Southern California since 2003, are reflecting on their massive career with the release of The Best of Dirty Heads album, out now via Better Noise Music. The album’s track listing contains some of the band’s biggest hits to date, including their unprecedented viral smash hit “Vacation,” the song behind the ubiquitous #VacationTransition challenge on TikTok that is approaching 2 BILLION views, and over 4 BILLION across all platforms. Earlier this summer, the band dropped a new version with guest vocals from multi–Grammy winner Pat Monahan of Train, to celebrate the song’s global success. With billions of streams to date across platforms, Dirty Heads have been inhaling alternative, hip–hop, reggae and rock and exhaling one irresistible, infectious anthem after another. They have released seven studio albums, and have had seven Top 20 hits including their RIAA gold–certified smash “Lay Me Down,” which reached number one at radio in May 2010 and nine weeks later established a record as the song with the longest stint atop the chart for an independently released title. “Lay Me Down” and “Vacation (Featuring Train)” appear on the album, alongside a new collaboration with legendary drummer Travis Barker and Aimee Interrupter of The Interrupters, giving fans a taste of what’s to come on their next full–length project. The full track listing can be found below. The Best of Dirty Heads is now available to stream and purchase across all platforms HERE.

“Rage,” Dirty Heads’ new track with Travis Barker and Aimee Interrupter of The Interrupters, also produced by Barker, is a little gritty, a little punk, mixed with some reggae and rock & roll. The fusion of genres and lyrics that capture an aggressive collage of emotions, makes for a sure–to–be–smash and fan–favorite. Barker and Aimee’s contributions to the track further the group’s mission to deliver a fresh and dynamic sonic experience to their fans. The band also dropped the music video for the song today, which taps into the rage you start to feel as a child and that grows with you in your journey through childhood and young adulthood. With colorful punk–like visuals, the video speaks to the song’s lyrics that illustrate the anger that builds from an early age and takes on different, more aggressive forms as time goes on.  The song and video are just a preview of the band’s new music, expanding the list of genres the group has experimented with and made their own with a California edge.

The organic viral moment of “Vacation” and its accompanying #VacationTransition challenge trend has increased streams for the original track across all platforms by 90%, with an increase of over 250% on Amazon alone, and earlier this year an increase of over 800% on Spotify, significantly increasing the band’s profile in international markets. It has earned the song introductions on over 36 viral international playlists, viral and pop playlists with massive global reach, 144% increase of Shazams, entry on the Shazam Global Top 200 Chart and TikTokDaily, Weekly & Trending videos, and all-time top track charts. It has consistently charted on Instagram Reels’ most used sounds globally, entering the top 10 list worldwide this spring. And most notably since January 2021, the song has over 3 BILLION consumption plays across all of Instagram and Facebook’s functions where users can play or add music, and more than 4 BILLION across all social platforms.

This massive increase in consumption for the song has introduced the band to millions of new fans across the globe, which sparked the idea for The Best of Dirty Heads album, giving the band the opportunity to take a retrospective look at their impressive career catalogue.

The Best of Dirty Heads Official Track Listing

1. Vacation
2. Dance All Night (feat. Matisyahu)
3. Lay Me Down (feat. Rome of Sublime with Rome)
4. Stand Tall
5. My Sweet Summer
6. Rage (feat. Travis Barker & Aimee Interrupter of The Interrupters)
7. Oxygen
8. Sloth’s Revenge
9. That’s All I Need
10. Cabin By the Sea
11. Burn Slow (feat. ft Tech9ne)
12. Headspace
13. Vacation (feat. Train)

The Best of Dirty Heads will be brought to life onstage later this summer, as the band recently announced theirs and Sublime with Rome’s “High and Mighty” co–headlining North American tour. Full list of tour dates are available below and tickets are available now at https://www.dirtyheads.com/#section_tour. A touring force, Dirty Heads have sold over a million tickets in the last five years, and they have sold out summer amphitheater venues every year since the band’s inception.

Upcoming Dirty Heads Tour Dates

July 17 – Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion

July 18  – Doswell, VA – After Hours @ Meadows

July 19 – Manteo, NC – Roanoke Island Festival Park

July 21 – Myrtle Beach, NC – House of Blues

July 23 – Key West, FL – Coffee Butler Amphitheatre

July 24  – Orlando, FL – Dirty Heads’ Orlando Vacation @ Orlando Amphitheatre

July 25 – Jupiter, FL – Abacoa Amphitheatre

July 28 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen

July 29 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall

July 30 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Pavilion

July 31 – South Padre Island, TX – Clayton’s Beach Bar

August 6 – Sandy, UT – Rio Tinto Stadium

August 21 – Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp Festival

August 22 – Tacoma, WA – Reggae on the Way

August 26 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater

August 28 – Placerville, CA – Dry Diggins Festival

August 29 – Corning, CA – Rolling Hills Casino

August 30 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater

August 31 – Bonner, MT – Kettlehouse Amp

September 2 – Cheyenne, WY – The Chinook

September 3 – Grand Junction, CO – The Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park

September 5 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion

September 6 – Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Events Center

September 9 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater

September 11 – Columbia, SC – Columbia Speedway

September 13 – St. Louis, MO – The Factory at the District

September 14 – Louisville, KY – Waterfront Park

September 16 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest

September 17 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest

September 18–19 – Asbury Park, NJ – Sea.Hear.Now (EXACT DATE NOT YET ANNOUNCED)

September 21 – Portland, ME – Thompson’s Point

September 22 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casion Ballroom

September 23 – New Haven, CT – Westville Music Bowl

September 24 – Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island Amphitheater

September 25 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory

September 24 – Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island Amphitheater

September 27 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

September 28 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Place Amphitheater

September 29 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

September 30 – Columbus, OH – Express Live

October 1 – Newport, KY – Ovation

October 2 – Kansas City, MO – Grinders

October 3 – Sioux City , IA – Tyson Events Center

October 7 – Phoenix, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre

October 8 – Coachella, CA – Coachella Crossroads Complex

October 9 – Ventura, CA – Ventura County Fairgrounds

October 10 – Las Vegas, NV – Reggae Rise Up Las Vegas

October 14 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre

October 15 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre

October  24 – St Petersburg, FL – Reggae Rise Up Florida

November 3 – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – Cali Roots

November 4 – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – Cali Roots

November 5 – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – Cali Roots

November 6 – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – Cali Roots

November 7 – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – Cali Roots



Since 2003, Dirty Heads have mixed hip–hop, reggae, and rock to create a unique sound that both fully embodies their Southern California roots and resonates with audiences around the globe. The band’s global appeal reached new heights in 2021, when their hit “Vacation” (originally released in 2017) garnered over four billion views and streams across social media via the #VacationTransition challenge that originated organically 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. Nearly twenty years ago, the group formed 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. In 2010, they released a deluxe version of their acclaimed album Any Port in a Storm (2008), which 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, 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 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 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 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 is hard at work on new music. Their sound has evolved and they will tease the result of their new creative energy on The Best Of compilation.


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