Brooklyn shoegaze band Dirty On Purpose have released a 4-song EP they’re giving away for free download via RCRD LBL. The Dead Volcanoes EPis the band’s third release, following the successful debut full-length Hallelujah Sirens and the Like Bees EP.
The first single off this EP is “Leaving,” which introduces slide guitar to the group’s music for the first time ever. It’s a somber tune about drummer/singer Doug Marvin‘s wife Annie Hart from Au Revoir Simone always leaving home for tour and the hardships of being apart from the one you love. Download here!
The second song, “Hard To Tell You,” has singer/guitarist Joe Jurewicz singing to his daughter Sophie, trying to explain the unexpected trips and falls that life can and will bring, warning and encouraging her to tackle reality and become her own strong person. Download here!
The third track, “The Thing About Getaways,” was written when singer/drummer Doug Marvin was walking about the streets of Chicago, breathing in the spirit of the Windy City. There is an airy, poppy sensibility to the number that really draws listeners in. Download here!
Today, the fourth and final song, “Canned Fumes,” on the EP was revealed! Singer/guitarist George Wilson sings on this track, which takes the band to a new level of songwriting — the song beautifully builds and layers atmospherics until the whole arrangement swells with emotion. Download here!
The foursome’s sound has grown exponentially over the years, and the Dead Volcanoes EP truly achieves a maturation in the band’s music. You can catch the band live at the upcoming shows:
June 06 – Sound Fix Presents… Rooftop Films (Opening Party) @ The Open Road Rooftop Project at New Design -Doors 8pm, Music 8:45, Films 9:30 // $8 :: All Ages
June 07 @ The Bug Jar/Rochester, NY
June 11 @ Bowery Ballroom/New York, NY