[pullquote quote="I was talking to my Dad...I was a little stressed...And he has this funny saying, 'You're like a little bit of butter on too much bread.' "]“And, hopefully, there’s a big, fat horny stewardess and we can join the Mile High Club while listening to the song in the bathroom on my phone.”
Perhaps the running thought through many a travel-worn mind, Dirty Heads vocalist, Jared “Dirty J” Watson is stuck in a New York airport (which he comments is infested with pigeons) waiting for his flight back home.
He’ll be mid-flight when Dirty Heads’ song, “Spread Too Thin,” premieres at the very àpropos time of 4:20 this afternoon on KROQ’s 4:20 with Stryker.
When we comment that Watson will be flying high during the première, he quips, “There’s internet on the plane. We’ve already thought of this.”
[pullquote quote="If everybody could write hit singles and these beautiful songs, everybody would be rock stars and millionaires."]In their rise to musical stardom, the Dirty Heads have experienced first-hand the inherent dichotomous forces that pull you in different directions. Watson divulged that this is what “Spread Too Thin” is about.
“In the music industry, there are ups-and-downs,” explained the singer. “And it’s probably more emotionally stressful than physically. So I was talking to my Dad, just about some stuff…I was a little stressed…and he has this funny saying, ‘You’re like a little bit of butter on too much bread.’”
“And I was like, ‘Ahhh. That’s so funny,” continued Watson. “That’s how I feel. I feel ‘Spread Too Thin.’ Everybody knows that saying. And I was like, ‘That’s kind of a cool concept and starting humming and humming and humming and eventually…and I showed the guys that hook.”
“We wrote the song in like a day. It came about in a day or two so that was pretty cool. Once the hook is set than it’s easy for Duddy to write lyrics to it.”
Writing a song in a day or two seems ambitious for even a veteran band, but Watson assured us that, while it’s definitely “amazing” to “vomit out a song,” it’s not common.
“You want to pull your hair out, but that’s when you just got to take a step back and be like, ‘OK. I’m over-thinking this,” Watson elucidated. “If everybody could write hit singles and these beautiful songs, everybody would be rock stars and millionaires… It’s funny how it works. Sometimes they come and sometimes they go.”
[pullquote quote="Hopefully it's something you can put on, no matter where you're at...you can just put it on and get away to the 'Cabin By The Sea' that the Dirty Heads have built. "]Much like the storm implicit in the title of the Dirty Heads’ debut album, Any Port In A Storm. Their next album was described as a follow-up “concept album” that they co-produced called Cabin By The Sea.
“There’s a theme and a title track. We have a song called ‘Cabin By The Sea.’”
“Hopefully it’s something you can put on, no matter where you’re at, whether you are in New York or California or Alaska or Brazil, you can just put it on and get away to the “Cabin By The Sea” that the Dirty Heads have built.”
[pullquote quote="If you found a cabin by a hippie commune in the '70s, that's what would be there."]“It was just really fun. I feel like we kind of honed in our sound more than we had before,” explained Watson. “When Any Port In A Storm came out we were still trying to figure out who we were. I feel like we…tightened up our sound as the Dirty Heads. We kind of found out who we were a little more musically.“
If you found a cabin by a hippie commune in the ’70s, that’s what would be there. So, what would a “Cabin By The Sea” be like for The Dirty Heads? First, Watson joked that there’d “be a grow room,” “lots of lube,” “cages, “duct tape,” “rope,” and “chloroform.”
Then he said, as seriously as one could to such a question, “If you found a cabin by a hippie commune in the ’70s, that’s what would be there.”
“Probably a lot of naked people and a lot of acid.”
The Dirty Heads single “Spread Too Thin” his iTunes Tuesday, March 13th while the album Cabin By The Sea is due this summer,