(Alternative) Record of the Month - Dec. 2017
Music thrives on freedom. Without boundaries or blueprints, songs not only come to life, but last for a very long time to come. Dirty Heads' sixth full-length offering, Swim Team, finds the group at it's most free. The Orange County, CA quintet traffic between alternative, hip-hop, reggae, and rock here with the same spirit and spark that's powered them since the beginning. As a result, the hooks naturally became bigger, the experimentation got bolder, and the smoke blazed brighter. Dirty Heads handpicked a team of collaborators for the album including Jonas Jeberg (Demi Lovato, Juicy J, Jason Derulo), "Lay Me Down" partner-in-crime Rome (Enrique Iglesias) of Sublime with Rome, Blueprint (Jay-Z, Kanye West, Timbaland, Eminem, Nas, Prodigy), Oren Yoel (Miley Cyrus, Kanye West), Heavy (Andrew McMahon), and The Score.