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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

DIRTY STREETS' "BLADES OF GRASS" OUT TODAY! TOUR DATES KICK-OFF THIS FRIDAY IN MEMPHIS!

  
 
DIRTY STREETS' NEW ALBUM BLADES OF GRASS  OUT TODAY VIA  ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS!
 
MEMPHIS-BASED POWER-TRIO HITS THE ROAD FOR JULY TOUR DATES
 
 
HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE ARE ALREADY SAYING ABOUT DIRTY STREETS' BLADES OF GRASS:
 
On Blades Of Grass Dirty Streets have captured the classic '60s and early-'70s feel of that era's blues-rock trios, and they've done it with sharp, sturdy songs that have a distinct blue-collar, working-man feel to them. Clear highlights on this rocking, straight-up, and honest album are the opening "Stay Thirsty" and the street-smart and wise "Talk," although the band hits a thumping groove everywhere here, not ever trying to be clever, current, or fancy, but just plowing through like a real rock band whose members aren't worried one bit about beats, tape loops, or synthesized effects. Built in the image of the classic power rock trios, with just a pinch of deep Southern gothic thrown in, Dirty Streets are all the more refreshing for not trying to be the next big thing. They rock, and they know it doesn't really matter what era you're in -- if you can rock, you'll work. - ALLMUSIC
 
Memphis-based Dirty Streets revive old-fashioned rock 'n' roll on their new album Blades Of Grass. - MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL
 
If you like heavy blues rock, and some of the other Alive Naturalsound bands we've featured in the past (Radio Moscow, Lee Bains, John the Conqueror), then Dirty Streets’ Blades Of Grass will please you. - WHEN YOU MOTOR AWAY
 
Zeppelin, Black Crowes, Humble Pie, Rolling Stones....it's all here rolled into one complete tight sound and lit up for your approval. Dirty Streets’ Blades Of Grass builds slowly and kicks you right in the face. Simple and powerful, elegant and raw. - THE RIPPLE EFFECT
 
One hell of an album from start to finish. - BLUES ROCK REVIEW
 
Potent brew of wide-pastured sunny summer blues.  - THE OBELISK
 
Dirty Streets’ Blades Of Grass is steeped in ‘60s 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. – SUBCULTURE
 
For the old-school fan of classic rock who isn’t afraid to mix plenty of Humble Pie and Jeff Beck into their listening schedule, Blades Of Grass by Dirty Streets should be an album on your immediate listening list when it hits shelves on July 9th. Expect big things from these guys in the coming months. - HEAR HEAR MUSIC
 
[4/5 stars] The Mississippi-via-Memphis trio Dirty Streets purvey a fine line in swaggering rock…. right out of the Fillmore East playbook circa 1974. - I-94 BAR
 
 
 
DIRTY STREETS' JULY TOUR DATES
July 12 @ Hi-Tone - Memphis, TN [RECORD RELEASE SHOW!]
July 19 @ Whitewater Tavern - Little Rock, AR
July 20 @ The Cottage - Texarkana, TX
July 21 @ Crown and Harp - Dallas, TX
July 22 @ Hotel Vegas - Austin TX
July 24 TBA - Shreveport, LA
July 25 @ notsuoH - Houston, TX
July 26 @ Siberia - New Orleans, LA
July 27 @ The Bottletree - Birmingham, AL
[more dates to be announced soon]

Formed by Thomas Storz (bass, percussion), Justin Toland (vocals, guitar, percussion) and Andrew Denham (drums, percussion), and originally from Mississippi, the power trio Dirty Streets now calls Memphis home. That’s where they recorded their new album Blades Of Grass, at the legendary Ardent studio, under the guidance of sound engineer Adam Hill. The core trio also enlisted the talents of Lucero's Rick Steff on keys for this effort. Blades Of Grass is an old school rock'n'roll record with nods to the sounds of Humble Pie, Jeff Beck Group and others. It’s heavy music bathed in blues, folk and psychedelia, with chops to spare and a working class point of view. The band already has two independent releases under their belt, including an album with renown Memphis producer Doug Easley, and has toured extensively in the Southeast, with a couple of East Coast runs, and an eight week U.S. tour with Radio Moscow.
 

Dirty Streets' Blades of Grass is available now in all formats. Limited Edition Color Vinyl exclusive to Bomp-mailorder.

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