[Cover photo credit to Destiny Freeman]
The Memphis-based Rock band Dirty Streets have released their second single, “Get Out“, along with a live video shot at Southern Grooves Studios. The trio also just hit the road with El Perro for a U.S. tour ending July 1st in Louisville.
Dirty Streets spent the last two years of their pandemic-induced time off creating new music and finding a new home with the Los Angeles-based independent label, Blue Élan Records. Their seventh studio album, Who’s Gonna Love You, was produced by Grammy Award winner Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine) and is set for release on September 29th, 2022.
“Get Out” is a song about “the illusion of escapism”. Vocalist Justin Toland explains:
The first line refers to ‘moving out west to the rolling hills’ which is really just the concept of any place other than here. Moving around throughout my life and going on tour has really made me think more about how the idea of going to a new place can be so inspiring, but can also be a trap within itself. The song is really just about how there is no escape from life itself.
The band recorded the new album at the legendary Sam Phillips Recording studio with Ross-Spang in the producer’s chair.
Toland comments on working with Ross-Spang:
Matt Ross-Spang is like nobody I’ve ever worked with. There is a knack some people have for sensing a feeling in one bone of a song and building a whole skeleton. Matt is one of those people. He works more like an artist than a producer, shaping sounds and guiding without effort. It was just such a natural relationship between us that I felt like he was in the band the entire time we were recording. Some of the songs took an entirely different direction from the original concepts we had, but we were able to trust his insights, because they seemed to have an essence of purity and true creativity.
The trio recently released “Good Pills,” a song which you may have come across in the Netflix series Sex Education.
DIRTY STREETS TOUR w/El Perro
Thu 6/9 – Houston, TX – Black Magic Social Club
Fri 6/10 – Dallas, TX – Three Links Deep Ellum
Sat 6/11 – Tulsa, OK – The Whittier Bar
Sun 6/12 – Colorado Springs, CO – Vultures
Mon 6/13 – Denver, CO – HQ
Wed 6/15 – SLC, UT – Garage on Beck
Thurs 6/16 – Boise, ID – The Shredder
Fri 6/17 – Seattle, WA – Funhouse
Sat 6/18 – Tacoma, WA. – The Plaid Pig Live Music Lounge
Sun 6/19 – Portland, OR – High Water Mark
Mon 6/20 – Eugene, OR – Old Nick’s Pub
Tue 6/21 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
Wed 6/22 – Los Angeles, CA – Permanent Records Roadhouse
Thu 6/23 – Palmdale, CA – Transplants Brewing Company
Fri 6/24 – Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d Rock Bar & Grill
Sat 6/25 – Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room
Sun 6/26 – Albuquerque, NM – The Historic El Rey Theatre
Tues 6/28 – Oklahoma City, OK. – Blue Note Lounge
Wed 6/29 – Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge
Thurs 6/30 – Eureka Springs, AR – Chelsea’s Corner Cafe
Fri 7/1 – Louisville, KY – fifteen TWELVE