Memphis-based trio Dirty Streets came together almost a decade ago over a shared love of bands like Led Zeppelin, Cream and Humble Pie. Their music is a throwback to the classic blues-rock sound of their idols, with Justin Toland (guitar/vocals), Thomas Storz (bass) and Andrew Denham (drums) putting their own spin on a wonderfully retro sound.
“White Horse” is the band’s fourth studio effort and comes on the heels of well-received 2013 release “Blades of Grass.” “This album is definitely more fluid and natural,” Toland notes. “We made a big deal out of just feeling out the songs rather than getting them techinically perfect. Percussion was definitely a compass as far as groove on this one. If we couldn’t play the tambourine or shaker with felling, then it wasn’t cutting it.”
“White Horse” is rough around the edges in the best possible way, with Dirty Streets especially effective on “Looking for My Peace,” “Accents,” “When I See My Light,” “Good Kind of Woman,” “Good Pills” and “Dust.” Rock on, fellas. (Jeffrey Sisk)