Dirty on Purpose Set To Release New EP “Like Bees” On North St Records This Winter

Following the release of their critically lauded debut album, Hallelujah Sirens, DIRTY ON PURPOSE are releasing a second EP entitled LIKE BEES on January 15, 2008. It was produced, engineered and mixed by: Paul Mahajan and Mark Ephraim (Other credits include The National, TV On the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Green Milk From the Planet Orange) LIKE BEES is a five-song EP that really showcases the diversity in Dirty on Purpose’s songwriting – including a brand new track called“Audience in the Room,” a cover of a Real Life song “Send Me An Angel” from the BMX 80s flick, RAD, a couple Hallelujah Sirens B-sides and another epic instrumental called “Airshow Disaster.”

And don’t miss Dirty On Purpose on November 3rd, as they perform at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) with fellow indie-rockers The Exit, Heartless Bastards, Be Your Own Pet, & Antibalas. www.takeover.org

Like Bees Tracklisting:
1. Audience in the Room
2. Like Bees featuring Jaymay
3. Back To Sleep
4. Send Me An Angel (Real Life cover)
5. Airshow Disaster

Below, the band talks about the songs in their own words…

“Audience In the Room”
Lead Vocals: Doug Marvin
Doug Marvin: “Audience In the Room is about the feeling of being onstage, under lights, and you’ve got a million things running through your mind and you wish everyone would stop staring at you. I wrote the song as an instrumental years ago, for a former band, but only recently showed it to this band and wrote words for it. I love how it turned out!”

“Like Bees”
Guest Lead Vocals: Folk singer Jaymay
Dueted Vocals: Doug Marvin
DJ Boudreau: “I was really disappointed when we decided not to include this song on Hallelujah Sirens. Now I’m really glad we waited to release it. The touch-ups on this song by Mark and Paul really spiced it up and made it more than it was. I love this one, the male/female vocals, this is classic Dirty On Purpose.”

“Back To Sleep”
Lead Vocals: Doug Marvin
Backup Vocals: Joe Jurewicz, Jaymay
Doug Marvin: “Back to Sleep is one of the first songs we ever wrote, and has been a live staple for years. We recorded it for our very first demo, but we had always felt it needed a proper recording. It’s simpler than the songs we write now, with less chords and an easy melody. Jaymay added lovely harmonies over mine and Joe’s vocals.”

“Send Me An Angel”
Lead Vocals: George Wilson
Backup Vocal Acrobatics: Holly Miranda (The Jealous Girlfriends)
Joe Jurewicz: “George was hellbent on doing a cover of this song because it was in the movie RAD, which him and his brother watched every day for two weeks last summer.”

“Airshow Disaster”
Instrumental Track
Joe Jurewicz: “Airshow Disaster was one of the first songs we wrote. It’s been in the band longer than DJ and Doug even. I wrote it on an acoustic guitar, and later on George took the part and did it with a violin bow on an electric, and it sort of turned into something else. I found old demos George and I made before we even started the band of us playing that song with two acoustics in my living room.”

Band Links:

Official Web Site: http://www.dirtyonpurpose.com

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/dirtyonpurpose

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