Posted in music | tour dates on December 5, 2008

Dirty on Purpose

Hello friends,

After six years of spending an unhealthy and unusual amount of time together, Dirty on Purpose is going the way of the dodo. We got back from tour about a month ago and sat down to talk about recording another record, and realized we didn't really want to record another record. Not now anyway. So we're going our separate ways. Our best friends and practice space sharers of many years, A Place to Bury Strangers, offered us the opening slot on their New Year's Eve gig at Mercury Lounge. We thought it was an appropriate way to wind things down and say goodbye to our friends and fans.

Get your tickets now -- it's gonna sell out.

We're still playing music and we hope you'll come support our other projects: Joe and Doug harmonize sweetly in Neckbeard Telecaster; George shreds the bass in Coin Under Tongue; Joe helms Joe and the Flying Spoons; and Doug plays with Purse Snatchers and Black Acid.

Finally, we're all still buddies and live in the same town, so we reserve the right to change our minds and get back together in six months if we feel like it.




Comments (23)

that's a bit of a shame...

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2008 9:17 AM

Yeah, they have been slowly been growing on me over the last year. Their show at the Bell House was really sweet.

Posted by Nikki | December 5, 2008 9:22 AM


Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2008 9:40 AM


Posted by nsfw | December 5, 2008 9:52 AM

awwwww :(

Posted by lori | December 5, 2008 10:06 AM

That's sad. Great band.

Posted by P | December 5, 2008 10:08 AM

They should have called themselves Shitty on Purpose.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2008 10:27 AM

I thought this band was gaining momentum at one point, but then nothing. It didn't help when they lost the girl to Au Revoir Simone.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2008 10:40 AM

Damn, and I just started getting into them! First they play a show with The New Year (where I first heard them), and then they play on New Years. I think I sense a theme....

Posted by Ben | December 5, 2008 10:52 AM

actually i think they got much more interesting when she left

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2008 11:08 AM

I'm banking on the 6th month hiatus thing. Fingers crossed. Besides, Joe & The Flying Spoons and Neckbeard Telecaster are pretty sweet bands to watch...

Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2008 11:43 AM

DOP left behind a fantastic catalogue of music. They should proud of the contributions they made to music. We'll be listening to you in the van. Thanks so much!

Posted by Eric | December 5, 2008 11:58 AM

I'll miss them. Great shows, usually part of a great bill. Really nice guys the couple of times I met them. Glad to see they'll seperately still be part of the scene.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2008 12:00 PM

very sad, one of my favorite nyc bands.

Posted by bill p | December 5, 2008 12:10 PM

very good band; they will be missed

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2008 12:15 PM

Shitty on Purpose will most certainly NOT be missed. Perhaps Amazing Baby will be next.

Posted by TWB | December 5, 2008 12:33 PM

Nice bunch of guys.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2008 1:28 PM

Joe and the Flying Spoons is playing tonight (Friday, December 5th) at Soundfix.
9:30 pm, free show.
N.11th and Bedford Avenue
Patrick Bower opens at 8:30 with members of bands from The World Without Magic, Adam Green, The End of the World, The Art of Shooting, and Doug from Dirty on Purpose.

Posted by kic | December 5, 2008 1:36 PM

So... Dirty on Purpose won't be missed by Asshole on Purpose?

Posted by Funny on Purpose | December 5, 2008 2:08 PM

this band has been together for 6 years? who knew.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2008 2:28 PM

RIP, DOP. You guys gave me and my friends some great shows.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2008 5:20 PM

who the fuck is dirty on purpose? never heard and don't give a shit.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2008 6:15 PM

Coverband on Purpose is more like it. Nary a new idea between the four of 'em, though it's clear that they spoke to kids in college.


Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2008 9:11 PM

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