“I SUCK IN BED”
June 24, 2014
If you’ve spent any time in Birmingham, Alabama, you’ve seen a Dirty Lungs sticker slapped on something. Over the past seven years, their brand of lo-fi rock ‘n roll has become as intrinsic to the Birmingham community as their branding. Though the city’s musical landscape has changed dramatically Since Ra-Jaan Parmley and Carson Mitchell formed the band in 2006, 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. Over the years, Dirty Lungs have shared the stage with bands such as British Sea Power, Jacuzzi Boys, The Clientele, Abby GoGo, New Madrid, Thee Oh Sees, Growlers, Natural Child, GULL, and many others. The Birmingham-staple garage-surf outfit has continuously reinvented itself and now moves forward as a four piece. Chris Scott and Justin Ward round out the lineup as Dirty Lungs prepare to release their Communicating Vessels debut this July.
You can almost hear the garage doors rattling as the Dirty Lungs tear into the first three chords of “I Suck in Bed,” the first track of their upcoming self-titled release. The band draws influence from rock ‘n roll bands like Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones, as well as “lots of jazz and other experimental acts,” according to Mitchell, and their wide scope of influence is exceedingly apparent. 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. It will leave listeners anxiously anticipating the future of this long-standing Birmingham band.
For the “I Suck In Bed” video, the challenge was to film something that captures the breakneck pace of the song itself. The answer is to capture the band in their most explosive environment: performing live. Using a stop motion technique that follows the band through a makeshift recording session in a vast warehouse, we the viewer speed through the session from morning until evening, witnessing the creation of a gritty, anthemic rock ‘n roll attack. The band is loose and carefree, having a good time but also knowing when to put their heads down and get to work!
This will definitely be the most upbeat 120 seconds of your day, so try to keep up! It’s a great video for your programming, and we’re here to do anything we can to make this happen. For more information please contact Andy Gesner and the HIP Video Promo team at (732)-613-1779 or email us at [email protected] /a>. You can also visit www.CommunicatingVessels.net/ and www.Facebook.com/ArmandMargjeka/ for more info.