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The best kept secret in music

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"Shake Your Hips"

Dirty Little Secret has quite the knack for blending the aggressive with danceable. Whilst listening to their music it's not uncommon to want to shake your hips and throw your fists during the same song.

- Invasion of the Reverb Snatchers


"Featured Artist"

They are without a doubt the Best band in LA today. The band will play their CD release show this tuesday, April 4th at Cinespace. Their live show is unparalled. It's going to be packed to the brim and I'm probably going to get clausterphobic....... - RockInsider.com


"Cabin Fever (self-release)"

"Three way sex" and "Hush your Lips" are two of the many songs that point out just how well the singer/guitarist Louis Castle can croon. The glories of Dirty Little Secret's dark and sexy pop rock energy may still be a secret to us on the east coast but they have already conquered their native L.A., having played high profile shows with bands like We are Scientists, The Bravery, and more. And what a perfect name for this stylishly catharrtic band.--Frank Stein - The Sentimentalist


"MTV Featured Artist on Fast Inc."

Featured artist Dirty Little Secret "We Want You" on Fast Inc. MTV Website created specifically for Dirty Little Secret. - MTV


"La Weekly Pick of The Week"

Dirty Little Secret at Spaceland
There are many performers these days who are influenced by early-’80s post-punk, but Dirty Little Secret are one of the few local groups who write memorable hooks. Singer-guitarist Louis Castle blurs his influences so that he moves beyond mere musical cloning and eventually arrives at his own sound. “We want you,” he implores over his haunting doorbell-chime harmonics and James Bairian’s writhing bass on Dirty Little Secret’s self-titled 2004 CD EP. Castle’s guitar stings like slanting rain on the yearning “Long Gone,” while “Perfect for Sex” rises from industrial rubble to claw at the rusty sky. The menacing jangle of “Too Hard” ends up in a universe somewhere between Duran Duran and the Pixies before fading to black. Bairian and Castle’s production of Giant Drag’s Hearts & Unicorns CD gave some indication of their sonic mastery; soon the dirty little secret will be out about their own band. (Falling James) - La Weekly


"Featured Artist"

I cant seem to shake how FUCKING awesome Dirty Little Secret are. Saw them yesterday for the 3rd time in two weeks. This time it was a house party in Laurel Canyon. They played in a crowded living room and fucking NAILED it. "Hush" seemed that much more uproarious. "Guns Guns Guns" a little closer to perfection. The only thing missing from their live show is "We Want You" - such a great song BRING IT BACK! - RockInsider.com


"Hollywood's Homegrown Hit"

Dirty Little Secret is pure energy. With the manipulation of everything between sound and noise, Dirty Little Secret forges dark and sexy vibrations. Standing out like an analog beacon in a digital sea, Dirty Little Secret blurs the lines between hi and lo-fi.

Record Release Party at Cinespace on April 4th! Also appearing: Your Enemies Friends!
- Amoeba Music/ LA Weekly/ Campus Circle


Discography

Cabin Fever - LP
self titled - EP
"hush your lips" "3 way sex" "guns guns guns" on Indie 103 (local show) as well as LA college radio KXLU

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Bio

Dirty Little Secret is pure energy, not only penetrating space, but surpassing the cosmos and becoming an all-encompassing, pulsing, writhing organism existing by means of sexual vigor, creativity, and various chemical reactions that ultimately reaches the point of critical mass and much like a volcano erupts in an aural orgasm. Contrasts in volume, clarity, feedback, melodic structures, pop and innovation form a collage of sounds. A wide array of emotions and textures fills even the largest expanse.

The genealogy of Dirty Little Secret stretches back to high school, where Los Angeles natives Louis Castle (singer/guitarist) and James Bairian (bassist) became best friends, doing everything together from ditching school to songwriting.

Officially, Dirty Little Secret was formed in the summer of 2002, and recorded a five-song EP in 2004. Over the years, stylistic modifications and a musical maturity became apparent between Castle and Bairian, but something was missing. The puzzle pieces were found in 2005 when Castle and Bairian started playing with Brian Monte (drums) and Torin Gerhart (lead guitar). The four quickly became good friends, sharing the same musical taste, sense of humor and outlook on life. “…so after we’re done dropping acid with Jimi Hendrix we can make sure God sends Bono to hell along with those dudes from Aerosmith,” Gerhart said once while contemplating the afterlife.

In 2005, the born again Dirty Little Secret entered the studio to record their first full-length album. After six weeks of tracking, engineering and self-production, the resulting album, Cabin Fever, brought that summer to an alleviating close.

Cabin Fever is a myriad of sensations. With the manipulation of everything between sound and noise, Dirty Little Secret forges dark and sexy vibrations. “Shake your hips, hush hush your lips,” Castle croons in a near whisper over oscillating guitars; the force swells until all the mounting tension is released in a cathartic scream. Using everything from moog synthesizers and melotrons to cellos and Rhodes pianos, a new sound is fashioned. Processed vocals become instruments within themselves, the sounds of the street corners and creaking doors exist only in harmony with the music behind it.

Although the sounds are experimental, they are accessible enough to draw in listeners. The album track “Long Gone” was featured on the HBO series Entourage. With their captivating hooks, “Hush your Lips” and “Guns, Guns, Guns” are starting to shake their way across Los Angles radio waves.

Despite the lack of a booking agent, management, or even a label, Dirty Little Secret has toured overseas and nationally, reaching critical cache with only a five song EP. A thundering live show follows them in whatever time zone they find themselves. They have managed to share the stage with Beck, The Bravery, The Walkmen, Peaches, Les Savy Fav, Maximo Park, We Are Scientists, TV on the Radio, and the infamous John Cale to name a few.

Amidst an intense touring schedule Castle and Bairian have found the time to record many other bands. The latest of which is the indie duo, Giant Drag. LA Weekly raves: “Bairian and Castle’s production of Giant Drag’s ‘Hearts & Unicorns’ CD gave some indication of their sonic mastery.”

Dirty Little Secret forms a unique voice in today’s music scene. Standing out like an analog beacon in a digital sea, Dirty Little Secret blurs the lines between hi and lo-fi. The spotlight is shining on Dirty Little Secret, preparing the world for the 2006 release of Cabin Fever.