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Partnership Announced with Dirty Heads, Hard Rock International and WhyHunger
Record release event, auctions and more coming soon!
July 2, 2014
RELEASE THEIR MOST AMBITIOUS WORK TO
DATE – SOUND OF CHANGE
AND ANNOUNCE HIGH PROFILE
WHYHUNGER AND HARD ROCK
New York, NY - Dirty Heads are set to release the aptly titled Sound of Change on (7/8) via Five Seven Music. The album is just what it says it is: the band has expanded their sound with tracks varying from club bangers to rap tracks to pop hits, all while maintaining their feel good vibe. As ambassadors for WHYHUNGER’S Artists Against Hunger & Poverty program the band is continuing their ongoing commitment by raising awareness and funds to fight hunger and poverty through their partnership with HARD ROCK INTERNATIONAL. To commemorate the ongoing partnership, $20,000 has recently been donated to WHYHUNGER in exchange for personal DIRTY HEADS items that will join the memorabilia collection at Hard Rock International.
The SOUND OF CHANGE release event will be held at Hollywood, CA’s HARD ROCK CAFE location on Hollywood Boulevard on Tuesday, July 8th. Big supporters of the band, KROQ radio will be giving away tickets on air to the event. Fans will be educated about the work of the band’s charity partner, WHYHUNGER.
WHYHUNGER works to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food. They also support grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. Throughout the tour, auction packages for Dirty Heads Meet & Greets will be made available in 14markets and the band will be giving away support wristbands in exchange for a minimum donation to the cause on the road. Further info can be found at
For Sound of Change, the band tapped into some of the best producers around to contribute to the album. Grammy award winning producer Supa Dups (Drake, Bruno Mars, Eminem) worked on “Medusa” and “Radio,” Buddah Shampoo (Ty Dolla $ign) co-produced “Silence,” Niles (of hip hop duo, The Cataracs) produced “My Sweet Summer,” David Bassett (Fitz & The Tantrums, Josh Groban) co-produced “Hear You Coming,” LD (aka LDontheCut) co-produced “Franco Eyed” and long-time friend and collaborator, Rome (Sublime with Rome) produced the remaining tracks. The album also features guest vocals by B Real of legendary hip-hop group Cypress Hill on “Franco Eyed,” Tech N9ne (collaborated with Kendrick Lamar and B.o.B.) on “Burn Slow” and Ward 21 (collaborated with Major Lazer, 311) on “Medusa.”
Formed in 2003 out of Huntington Beach, CA, Dirty Heads released their debut album, Any Port In A Storm in September of 2008, which features the RIAA certified gold track “Lay Me Down,” a song that spent eleven weeks at #1 on the Billboard alternative chart, more than any single that year by any other artist. Rolling Stone touted the ‘Heads as one of the year’s best new bands and they were among the first bands featured on YouTube's Raw Session. The band followed with their sophomore effort Cabin By The Sea, which saw three hit singles “Spread Too Thin,” “Dance All Night,” as well as the album’s title track “Cabin By The Sea.” The album featured a number of special guests including Matisyahu, KyMani Marley, and Del the Funky Homosapien; debuted on the Billboard Top 20 and peaking at #8 on iTunes overall music chart, #4 on iTunes Alternative chart and #3 on iTunes Independent chart. In addition to the immense fan devotion, press quickly fell in love with the album with Huffington Post declaring, “Summer…officially has its soundtrack.” The band quickly followed up with their first ever fully acoustic album titled Home – Phantoms of Summer: The Acoustic Sessions, which debuted Top 5 on the iTunes charts in the fall of 2013.
Founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin, WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. WhyHunger is a four star charity, recognized among the highest performing nonprofits for excellence in fiscal management, accountability and transparency from America’s leading independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator. www.whyhunger.org
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 181 venues in 56 countries, including 140 cafes, 20 hotels and 9 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Seoul, Vienna, Anchorage and Siem Reap. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Aruba, Abu Dhabi and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.