Published Oct 22, 2013Since 2008, Huntington Beach proto-rock/hip-hop/reggae group the Dirty Heads have been providing feel-good riddims with the party-hearty theatrics of an endless summer. But after two studio album and a string of singles, the five-piece have decided to return to their roots as an all-acoustic group. See the results of their minimalist music by listening to Home - Phantoms of Summer: The Acoustic Sessions before its October 29 release through Five Seven Music.
Sounding like the aftermath of a heavy surfing session down at the Banzai Pipeline, thre record offers up Sublime-esque stoner grooves ("Warming Gun"), Jack Johnson vibrations ("Coming Home") and funky feelings (an acoustic rendition of the title track from 2012's Cabin by the Sea).
"We decided to do an acoustic album because we wanted to get back to our roots and really expose our lyrics and voices," said chief-songwriter Jared "Dirty J" Watson about recording the album. "Breaking down to acoustic and being raw is very liberating as a songwriter. And the inspiration and vibe of this album is more sexy than anything we've done. We really just went for all vibe and feel."
Stream the album in the player below.