Posted in music | tour dates on September 10, 2013

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As mentioned, Detroit garage rockers The Dirtbombs are releasing their long-awaited "bubblegum" album, Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey! next week (9/17) via In the Red. You can stream the whole thing right now over at SPIN who also talk with main Dirtbomb Mick Collins. Mick tells them a bit about each track like lead track, "Crazy for You" (streamable below):

When I was a kid in Detroit, there was a station called CKLW, which is actually across the border in Canada. They were a prime source for AM pop and quasi-bubblegum, not the sort of Saturday-morning-cartoons bubblegum this album is based on, but the stuff that would get played anyway. That song for me just sounds like a CKLW song to me. I wasn't making a conscious effort of trying to write a song like that, but as I was writing the song, it was like a CKLW moment. [Laughs.] When I was first writing it, it seemed like any other song, but right as we started laying down the tracks, I was like, "Oh, this is the single!"
The Dirtbombs haven't announced any tour plans surrounding the new album but they will be in NYC this weekend for a free block party celebrating the opening of the Shinola Flagship Tribeca store (177 Franklin @ Hudson) on Saturday (9/14). The party runs from noon - 4 PM and also features a performance by Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, plus DJ Rockaton and DJ Austin Peters spinning tunes between sets.

Flyer for the block party, plus "Crazy for You" track stream, below.

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Comments (2)

Probably one of the best live band I've ever seen. Definitely in the top five.

Posted by Anne | October 4, 2013 12:46 PM

the original "Sharevari" was by A Number Of Names, and is one of the earliest examples of "Detroit techno/house" circa 1982. I love this cover! The video is a play on "The Scene" which was a local Detroit teen dance show circa early 80s, and you can search youtube for "The Scene Sharevari" and watch all the cool black kids dancing to the original track back in the day

Posted by Cheryle | October 17, 2014 5:55 AM

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