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    DIRTY STREETS TO RELEASE NEW WHITE HORSE ALBUM NOV. 27, 2015 VIA ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS

    Memphis-based power-trio Dirty Streets are gearing up for the release of their fourth studio album, White Horse (their second for Alive Naturalsound Records) on Black Friday.

    Following the release of their well-received 2013 album, Blades of Grass, the band began writing and recording material for this new record. As frontman Justin Toland explained, “We wrote and re-wrote tons of songs and it really ended up hitting a great point as far as expression. We recorded at the renown Ardent Studios in Memphis with our friend Matt Qualls this time, who is a great engineer and really helped in forming the sound of the record. It became a very pure time creatively for us and I feel we locked into something we hadn’t previously. Over all, it worked out in a way that we could take more time to find our sound than we previously had.”

    And judging from these 11 red-raw tracks informed by the band’s love of deep soul, funk, blues and heavy boogie & psych-rock it was time well spent.

    “This album is definitely more fluid and natural,” Toland continued. “We made a big deal out of just feeling out the songs rather than getting them technically perfect. Percussion was definitely a compass as far as groove on this one. If we couldn’t play the tambourine, or shaker with feeling then it wasn’t cutting it. It was actually Budos Band that was a huge influence as far as groove goes for the writing of this record.”

    Following various tours throughout the U.S., including a successful run opening for label mates Radio Moscow, Dirty Streets will be bringing their pile-driving live show to a city near you soon (initial tour dates listed below).

    Dirty Streets’ White Horse will be available on Limited Vinyl, CD & digital formats on Nov. 27, 2015 via Alive Naturalsound Records. The stunning psychedelic cover art was created by Joshua Marc Levy of Asheville Art Family.

    FOR MORE INFO ON DIRTY STREETS:
    http://www.dirtystreetsmusic.com
    http://www.alive-records.com/artist/the-dirty-streets

    FOR MORE INFO ON ALIVE RECORDS:
    http://www.alive-records.com

    FOR MEDIA AND INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
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    PRESS RELEASE FOR DIRTY STREETS’ PREVIOUS ALBUM “BLADES OF GRASS”

    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. Summer 2013 U.S. tour dates to be announced soon.

    Dirty Streets’ Blades of Grass will be available in all formats on July 9th. Limited Edition Color Vinyl exclusive to Bomp-mailorder.

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    BLADES OF GRASS TRACK LISTING:
    1. Stay Thirsty
    2. Talk
    3. No Need To Rest
    4. Movements #2
    5. Try Harder
    6.  Blades Of Grass
    7. Keep An Eye Out
    8. Heart Of The Sky
    9. Truth
    10. Twice
    11. I Believe I Found Myself (bonus track exclusive to CD and digital download)

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    FOR MORE INFO ON DIRTY STREETS:
    https://www.facebook.com/thedirtystreets

    FOR MORE INFO ON ALIVE RECORDS:
    http://www.alive-totalenergy.com

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  • HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT DIRTY STREETS’ “WHITE HORSE”:

    • “Featuring nasty, sweaty guitars and Justin Toland's howling vocals, ‘White Horse’ is everything you want in a rock song and a refreshing throwback to an era where rock dominated the airwaves.” - PURE VOLUME
    • [Rating 10/10] “…an album that’s astounding in almost every single way.” - MAXIMUM VOLUME
    • "White Horse is a hard-hitting blast of eleven arena-ready rock tunes best cranked to maximum volume." - GLIDE MAGAZINE
    • “Memphis trio Dirty Streets brings the blues and the boogie on their latest album, White Horse. The band's no-frills, less talk/more rock approach serves them well.” – ALL MUSIC
    • ”When it comes to taking volcanic early-70s-style blues rock to modern times, Dirty Streets are now furlongs ahead.” - CLASSIC ROCK
    • "If you want to groove to some good psychedelic blues rock, this album will do the trick." - EXAMINER
    • [9/10 STARS] "If you like your rock and roll down and dirty saddle up and take a ride on the White Horse" - BLUES ROCK REVIEW
    • “ Who says rock is dead? You just have to know where to look and that place just happens to be the streets of Memphis, Tennessee. After a two-year layoff the band has elaborated on their signature sound which features smokin' hot guitar riffs, a mighty soulful groove and a hypnotic midnight moan.” - HEAVY PLANET
    • "White Horse is a hard-hitting blast of eleven arena-ready rock tunes best cranked to maximum volume." - GLIDE MAGAZINE
    • “Memphis trio Dirty Streets brings the blues and the boogie on their latest album, White Horse. The band's no-frills, less talk/more rock approach serves them well.” – ALL MUSIC
    • “Memphis' throwback, garagey-arena rockers, Dirty Streets, were clearly brought up on copious amounts of rocknroll, Stax soul, Howlin' Wolf's howl and harp skills, Hubert Sumlin's guitar, and heavily percussed psych and prog rock. Perhaps best described as a bit Troggs meets Flaming Groovies, a smattering of MC5, a sprinkle of Captain Beefheart, some Grand Funk Railroad, a pinch of ZZ Top-esque build ups and licks and you’re approaching their bitches brew. The band's 4th full length and second on Alive Naturalsounds is a flat out doozie. Captured at the shrine that John Fry built, Ardent Studios, home to the ever growing legend of Big Star and Alex Chilton, still worked at by the one and only Jody Stephens (Big Star drummer), and home to the past couple Lucero records, the trio were well represented in the studio department. Dirty Streets were no slouch on their end of that bargain either. They brought beautiful noise for Ardent's Matt Qualls to reel in, in the form of foot stomping wide open rockers all the way to shit kicking acoustic country soul, White Horse, as a record has left no influential stone uncovered.” - NO DEPRESSION
    • “One of the best Memphis rock records of the year. Dirty Streets have honed their James Gang-meet-Blue Cheer sound into their most cohesive album yet with White Horse, and rock critics from all around the country are taking notice.” - MEMPHIS FLYER
    • “Rather than essaying the heavy garage blues of previous platters, the Streets polish big-ass boogie rock, driven by the meaty riffs and plainspoken soul of frontguy Justin Toland.” - BLURT MAGAZINE
    • Top Ten Album of 2015: Dirty Streets – ‘White Horse’ - SONIC BANDWAGON
    • “Dirty Streets trio cranks like a dirty hybrid of the Black Keys and Kings of Leon.” - MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL
    • “… a stellar new LP!” - PITTSBURGH IN TUNE
    • HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE HAD TO SAY ABOUT DIRTY STREETS' PREVIOUS LP "BLADES OF GRASS":
    • Dirty Streets separate themselves from the like-minded pack who want to sound like Humble Pie and Grand Funk Railroad with contagious enthusiasm, sharp songwriting, and some ass-whoopin' riffs. – SHINDIG MAGAZINE
    • This is some heavy music indeed… a good mixture of blues and groovy southern rock that you’ll want to blast out the windows of your car. - LOS ANGELES EXAMINER
    • A triumphant third LP. - THE MEMPHIS COMMERCIAL APPEAL
    • Some serious, greasy-as-fuck, southern rock and soul. Rock music at its best. Highly recommended. – THE RIPPLE EFFECT
    • 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
    • The Dirty Streets branch out their third and so far best album, Blades of Grass, a polished collection recorded at Ardent Studios and released via Los Angeles indie label Alive Records. – MEMPHIS FLYER
    • 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
    • One hell of an album from start to finish. - BLUES ROCK REVIEW
    • Some of The Bluff City's finest power-trio blues rock. - ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE
    • 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
    • Dirty Streets dig up the well-loved sounds of late ‘60s, early ‘70s blues rock and perform it perfectly in 2013. - SUPAJAM
    • [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
    • I can honestly say this is a fucking great album. It will almost certainly be on my "best of" list come December. Nice work, gents. - ADOBE & TEARDROPS
    • 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