The Dirty Streets


Monday 3rd June 2013

Memphis, Tennessee-based power trio The Dirty Streets (Thomas Storz on bass, Justin Toland on vocals and guitar and Andrew Denham on drums) recorded their new LP, 'Blades Of Grass', at Ardent studios with engineer Adam Hill, whose credits include records by The White Stripes and Big Star.

The album, which also features Lucero's Rick Steff on keys, will be available in all formats, including limited edition colored vinyl, on 9 July via Alive NaturalSound Records, home to traditional blues acts, kindred blues rockers and power pop heavyweights Paul Collins and The Plimsouls.

'Blades of Grass' kicks off with 'Stay Thirsty', a track steeped in 60’s blues-rock (Humble Pie, The Rolling Stones) and contemporary heirs The Black Crowes and Alabama Shakes, while subsequent tracks find the band drawing inspiration from folk, heavy psych and soul music (all three core members are originally from Mississippi, which had an often overlooked 60’s soul scene). At of press time, The Dirty Streets have a record release show booked at Hi-Tone Cafe in Memphis on 12 July; additional tour dates are promised shortly.

Blades of Grass track listing:

1. Stay Thirsty
2. Talk
3. No Need To Rest
4. Movements #2
5. Try Harder
6.  Blades Of Grass
7. Keep An Eye Out
8. Heart Of The Sky
9. Truth
10. Twice
11. I Believe I Found Myself

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