The group puts out a dreamy, dynamic, shoegazey sound (I've always wanted to say that ever since I read my first shoegazing post (and saw my first shoegazing picture) on Mars Needs Guitars!) that fades in and out effortlessly. Listen closely and you'll hear several layers pouring out of your speakers at any one time with plenty of reverb to make your ears buzz.
Since releasing their freshman EP in 2005, Sleep Late for a Better Tomorrow, a tight 5 track beauty that was a little popier, Dirty On Purpose has made a roster change. Erika Forster, who performed some of the vocals, is not present on their latest offering, leaving this Brooklyn group an all male quartet. This I think, in part, has something to do with the evolution of their sound. Not to say that I would judge either album as better than the other, but there is a definite difference between the two.
Dirty On Purpose - All New Friends : Sleep Late for a Better Tomorrow
Dirty On Purpose - No Radio : Hallelujah Sirens
Dirty On Purpose - Your Summer Dress (live) : Live in Boston 10-1-05, Nemo Festival (Studio version on Hallelujah Sirens)
You can digitally purchase both of these albums from eMusic, or for those of you who like the real deal to hold in your grubby little hands, order them at the North Street Records site.
Visit the band's official site HERE.
(where you can download the rest of the live set from Boston)
Become their friend in MySpace HERE.
Beulah - If We Can Land A Man On The Moon, Surely I Can Win Your Heart : When Your Heartstrings Break