Dirty Lungs
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Dirty Lungs

Birmingham, Alabama, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Birmingham, Alabama, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
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"Dirty Lungs - Dirty Lungs Album Review"

Birmingham, Alabama continues to be one of the most fertile places for great underground music in the Southeastern United States. The Dirty Lungs are one of the more noisy and loud Birmingham bands we've heard...and that immediately earns them bonus points here in babysueland. The band is comprised of Carson Mitchell (guitar, vocals), Ra-jaan Parmely (drums), Chris Scott (guitar, vocals), and Justin Ward (bass, vocals). This band's music reminds of the way underground music used to sound in the United States...when guitars, drums, and basses were the main instruments used rather than computers. This self-titled album features plenty of great driving rhythms, fuzzy guitars, cool distanced vocals...and an overall vibe that teeters between hard rock and psychedelia. These folks are doing everything right...and apparently they're quickly developing a following. Some of these tracks are all out rockers while others are more moody and subdued...but they all sound cool. Our favorite cuts include "I Suck In Bed," "Woman," "It's All Melted," and "Space, Man." - babysue.com


Still working on that hot first release.



If you’ve spent any time in Birmingham, Alabama, you’ve seen a Dirty Lungs sticker slapped on something. Though the city’s musical landscape has changed dramatically since the band formed in 2006, the Dirty Lungs are still standing--and they’re just as gritty and focused as ever.

Several tours and member changes have contributed to the constant evolution of their sound. The Birmingham-staple garage-surf outfit has continuously reinvented itself and now moves forward as a four piece. They’ve shared the stage with bands such as British Sea Power, Jacuzzi Boys, The Clientele, and many others. Last summer they released their Communicating Vessels debut.

You can almost hear the garage doors rattling as they tear into the first three chords of “I Suck in Bed,” the first track of their upcoming self-titled release.  Two blistering, reverb-soaked minutes later, the track dissolves into “All My Cats,” a remarkably catchy alt-country tune.  From there, Dirty Lungs continue their exploration of new sounds and voices.  The grainy, bass-heavy guitar tones of the band’s past releases are very much present throughout--as are Mitchell’s unique vocals.  However, the band refuses to rest upon its own laurels as it experiments with vocal harmony, guitar technique, and a new take on rock ‘n roll songwriting.  The record is not, by any means, the archetypical Nirvana-esque rehashing of an old Kinks record that seems to egress from every garage in America these days.  The influences beneath Dirty Lungs are indeed abounding, and Mitchell’s silky, warm vocals are the force that unites them all.

To compare Dirty Lungs to any particular album would be unfair--their latest release is an extension of their own sound reinforced by a focused exploration into new musical realms. Produced and Engineered by Michael Shackelford (studiophonic) with mixing by Lynn Bridges, they assured the band’s music would leave listeners anxiously anticipating the future of this long-standing Birmingham band.

The band continues to tour nationally throughout 2015. 

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