Record Review: Dirty Dishes

Dirty Dishes
The Most Tarnished Birds
Boston, MA

“Infectious, edgy mix of post-punk and progressive rock”

The Most Tarnished Birds is the sophomore effort from Boston’s best-kept secret, Dirty Dishes. The five-song EP is an infectious, edgy mix of post-punk and progressive rock.  The Most Tarnished Birds sees a change in the band’s overall sound, with cleaner production, lighter guitar riffs and stronger vocals from front woman Jenny Tuite.
The album starts off softly with opening track “Hush,” and gradually becomes faster and louder, ending with “Blur,” the heaviest song on the album. “Gaze” starts off slow as Tuite croons and plays solo, but dramatically progresses once the rest of the band chimes in. “Bloom,” the strongest track on the album, is a mellow, bluesy number which showcases Tuite’s vocal talents.
Dirty Dishes are still a fairly unknown project, but with spots at this year’s SXSW as well as a spot opening on tour with Cloud Nothings, the band has the potential to reach to a wider audience with much staying power. The Most Tarnished Birds is a short but sweet example of the band’s progression and growth.

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Recorded at Woolly Mammoth Sound in Waltham, MA

Engineered by Alex Prieto and Andrew Nault

Mixed by Alex Molini and Keith Freudn

Mastered by Andy VanDette

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