Sunday, August 27
DIRTY ON PURPOSE
Not to be confused with Dirty Vegas, Dirty Three, Dirty Pretty Things, or Ol' Dirty Bastard, Dirty on Purpose is a Brooklyn four-piece who released their debut CD, Hallelujah Sirens, this past June.
This is very low-key stuff, perfect for the gray, rainy Sunday that's been taking shape here in the Great Lakes area. Comparisons have been made between these guys and laid-back outfits like Yo La Tengo, and there may be some semblance of truth there. Gentle washes of guitar. Pretty, if soft-spoken, singing. Subtle, gotta-dig-a-bit-to-get-to-them melodies. Again, not recommended for all tastes and/or moods, but pretty terrific as the sonic wallpaper for a gloomy Sunday.
You can purchase Hallelujah Sirens from North Street Records [here]. And, if you visit Dirty on Purpose's MySpace page [here], you'll see that they'll be playing the South Street Seaport in New York City [with the Spinto Band] on September 1.
From the LP Hallelujah Sirens, 2006 >>>
[MP3] "Always Looking"
[MP3] "Lake Effect"
From the EP Sleep Late for a Better Tomorrow, 2005 >>>
[MP3] "Mind Blindness"