If you have crazy friends, you have everything.
We all have one. That eccentric friend who makes you smile and drives you crazy. The kind where you never know what they will do next. They love to party and live life on the edge of outlandish, then surprise you with their depth of emotion, intelligence, and sensitivity when you least expect it. Swim Team by Dirty Heads is one of those friends.
The sixth LP from the Californian quintet, Swim Team is like a party at a friend’s house. It starts out with “Staloney”, a head-boppin’, tongue-in-cheek note to the unexpected nature of your friendship. “High Tea” (featuring Jordan Miller) is up next with a ditzy blonde tone to remind you this is the friend that doesn’t handle stress well.
“So Glad You Made It (feat. Nick Hexum),” “Mad At It” and “Vacation” enter the mix, highlighting the welcoming, easy-going nature of your host while “Celebrate (feat. The Unlikely Candidates)” gives witness to all of the emotions bubbling just below that laid-back surface.
Things get interesting with “Visions” and “Lonely For Me.” Maybe there is more to this friendship than just being chums?? “God Damn Liar” reveals an unforgiving and angry side and “West Coast” is an unapologetic ultimatum to accept them for who they are.
Frontman Jared Watson stated, “We spent every day not only working on songs, but laughing our asses off.” Those good feelings are reflected in the lyrics, the melodies and the hip-shakin’ rhythms. The serious moments give weight to the friendship and remind us of why we like hanging out with Dirty Heads so much. As a reflection of the band that created it, Swim Team is just fun.
Swim Team releases on October 13, 2017 via Five Seven Music. Collaboration with Jonas Jeberg, Rome of Sublime with Rome, Blueprint, Oren Yoel, HEAVY, and The Score.
The Dirty Heads members: Jared “Dirty J” Watson [co-lead vocals], Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell [co-lead vocals, guitar], Jon Olazabal [percussion], Matt Ochoa [drums], and David Foral [bass].
Swim Team Track Listing:
• High Tea (feat. Jordan Miller)
• Mad At It
• Celebrate (feat. The Unlikely Candidates)
• So Glad You Made It (feat. Nick Hexum)
• Lonely For Me
• God Damn Liar
• West Coast